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.

 

OVS Graduation Requirements while meeting

College Eligibility Req’s (a-g)

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HS Graduation and College preparation requirements can be met in a number of ways. Orchard View School students may take classes at the Santa Rosa Junior College to meet their HS graduation, career and college goals.  Students must be enrolled in 20 credits (usually 4 classes) to meet high school attendance requirements.  Beyond that, many students find a number of classes at the Junior college that expand their interests and skills while helping them to also earn college credits and start career and certificate paths.

 

10 Credit of High School credit is = to 1 year of credit (5 credits per semester)

A 3 unit college level class is also = to 10 HS credits or 1 year of studies.

 

Additionally, colleges look favorably on students taking advantage of advanced studies while in high school.  This can be a natural extension of lifelong learning.

 

Well-organized students are often able to take 4-8 SRJC classes during their years in high school while concurrently taking their HS classes.  Some students are well on their way to earning over a semester of college credits or completing a career certificate before their graduations.

 

  • To see if a class at the SRJC meets requirements in a certain a-g category, go to the UC Doorways Website
  • They ask you to cross-reference with  ASSIST for specific College and Major requirements. 
  • To find out which specific classes are needed for Certificate programs, visit Programs of Study at the SRJC website. 
  • Visit IGETC  (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum)to learn about which classes at the SRJC will satisfy the requirements for AA degrees and to transfer to a campus in the California State University or University of California system.