• 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.
      • Subject Requirements  Comments 
        A. History/Social Science
        1 year World History
        1 year U.S. History 
        No Validation 
        B. English  4 years  No Validation 
        C. Math 3 years  Validation*
        D. Laboratory Science 2 years  Validation*
        E. Language Other Than English  2 years  Validation*
        F. Visual & Performing Arts 1 year  No Validation 
        G. College Preparatory Elective 1 year  No Validation 
        Additional Requirements    
        Principles of American Democracy 1 semester   
        Economics 1 semester   
        Physical Education 2 years   
        Health 1 semester   
        Total Numerical Credits 210    
        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.