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Graduation Requirements

Each student will plan their own educational program with the advice and guidance of their teacher and the school counselor. The information in this section is to help students consider their options and plan their program. The following chart presents the credit requirements for each VLA pathway.

Please note that students must complete the required cumulative credits in order to be promoted to the next grade level:                   

            10th Grade (sophomore)                      55 Cumulative Credit

            11th Grade (junior)                              110 Cumulative Credits

            12th Grade (senior)                              165 Cumulative Credits

Graduation Requirements


Subject Area

VLA College Preparatory H.S. Diploma



4 years

40 credits


3 years

30 credits

(Integrated I, Integrated II, Integrated III, AP Statistics) Must completed Integrated III. Student must complete each course

with a C or better before moving on to subsequent course)

4th year recommended


3.5 years

35 Credits

World History (10) US History (10) Government (5) Economics (5), Geography (5)

Lab Sciences

2 years

20 credits

Lab Sciences (Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

3rd year recommended/Chemistry recommended for students who are applying to the UC system

World Language/Art

2 years of the same language

20 credits  and

1 year of approved Visual/Performing Arts

10 credits

Physical Education and Health

Physical Education 2 years

20 credits

Health 1 semester

5 credits


30 credits of college preparatory electives

Senior Project

1 year

10 Credits


220 credits