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LAUSD 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.

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 - 2021 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. 

 

Note: “Validation” refers to the granting of “a-g” credit when a student successfully completes advanced work (earning a grade of “C” or better) in an area of sequential knowledge. Validation does not meet numerical credit requirements, satisfy CDE requirements, or meet course enrollment requirements in any subject other than Language Other Than English (LOTE).