Graduation Requirements

  • To ensure all LAUSD graduates have the option to enroll directly into a university and be prepared for a career, the District has implemented a College and Career Readiness through A-G initiative. LAUSD has aligned its graduation requirements with the California State University (CSU) A-G requirements, beginning with the graduating class of 2016. Students must earn a grade of "D" or better in "A-G" courses, and meet California Department of Education Requirements as well as satisfying additional LAUSD requirements for graduation. We are making the high school diploma a document that gives students the choice to transition straight into a college or into a career.
  • SubjectRequirements Comments 
    A. History/Social Science
    1 year World History
    1 year U.S. History 
    No Validation 
    B. English 4 years No Validation 
    C. Math3 years Validation*
    D. Laboratory Science2 years Validation*
    E. Language Other Than English 2 years Validation*
    F. Visual & Performing Arts1 year No Validation 
    G. College Preparatory Elective1 year No Validation 
    Additional Requirements  
    Principles of American Democracy1 semester  
    Economics1 semester  
    Physical Education2 years  
    Health1 semester  
    Total Numerical Credits210   
    Non-Course Requirements  
    Service Learning  
    Career Pathway  
    Students in the graduating classes of 2017 - 2020 must pass all courses with a grade of "D" or better.
    Semester courses earn 5 credits. Yearlong courses earn 10 credits. Exams do not earn any credits. 
    *Validation may provide credit when a student has successfully completed advanced work (earning a grade of C or better) in an area of sequential knowledge.