Graduation Requirements

 
Orchard View School graduation requirements follow the California Minimum Graduation Requirements. The University of California and California State University schools, have different requirements in some areas. Students should refer to the charts below and meet with the OVS Academic Counselor and their Supervising teacher to create a high school plan that will prepare them for their college and career choices.
 
California and OVS Graduation Requirements- 
 
Subject Credits
  • Algebra 1
10
  • Mathematics
10
  • English
30
  • U.S. History
10
  • World History
10
  • American Government
5
  • Economics
5
  • Physical Science
10
  • Life Science
10
  • Physical education
20
  • Practical Arts
10
  • Fine Arts/Foreign Language
10
  • Electives
60
 Total  200
 
 
University of California and California State Requirements- 
 
 

 California State Universities (CSU)

Minimum Requirements 

  • "a-g" designated courses

 

 University of California (UC)

Minimum Requirements-

  • "a-g" designated courses

 

 
  • History/Social Science: 2 years 
 
  • History/Social Science: 2 years 
 
  • English: 4 Years (40 units)
 
  • English: 4 Years
 
  • Mathematics: 3 years
 
  • Mathematics: 3 years
 
  • Lab Science: 2 years
 
  •  Lab Science: 2 years
 
  • Foreign Language: 2 years
 
  • Foreign Language: 2 years
 
  • Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year
 
  • Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year
 
  • College Preparatory Electives: 1 year
 
  • College Preparatory Electives: 1 year
Required Testing:
SAT with Essay or ACT with essay 
 
Required Testing:
SAT with Essay or ACT with essay
Some majors require SAT Subject Tests
 
Many of the UC & CSU colleges are selective, requiring MORE than the minimum listed, above.
A 3.0 minimum GPA is required for UC's.