Graduation Requirements

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Providence offers these courses that are required for graduation and university admission.  In addition, to receive a Providence High School Diploma, students will take a bible course every semester they attend, and will take a speech class their freshman year.


The California Education Code (EC) establishes a minimum set of requirements for graduation from California high schools. The requirements should be viewed as minimums and support regulations established by local governing boards.

The University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) systems have established a uniform minimum set of courses required for admission as a freshman. The UC has created a Drovides complete information about the high school courses approved for admission to the university. In addition to the required courses, California public universities have other requiremeas a freshman.

High School Subject Area

State Mandated Requirements*
(EC 51225.3)
for High School Graduation

UC Requirements for Freshman Admissions

CSU Requirements for Freshman Admissions

English

Three YearsFour years of approved coursesFour years of approved courses

Mathematics

Two years, including Algebra I, beginning in 2003–04.

(EC 51224.5)

Three years, including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra.Four years recommended.Three years, including algebra, intermediate algebra, and geometry.
Social Studies/Science
Three years of history/social studies, including one year of U.S. history and geography; one year of world history, culture, and geography; one semester of American government and civics, and one semester of economics.Two years of history/social science, including one year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government; and one year of world history, cultures, and geography.Two years, including one year of U.S. history or U.S. history and government and one year of other approved social science.
Science
Two years, including biological and physical sciences.Two years with lab required, chosen from biology, chemistry, and physics.Three years recommended.Two years, including one year of biological and one year of physical science with lab.
Foreign Language
One year of either visual and performing arts, foreign language, or career technical education**.Two years in same language required.

Three years recommended.

Two years in same language required.
Visual and Performing ArtsOne year of either visual and performing arts, foreign language, or career technical education**.One year of visual and performing arts chosen from the following: dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art.One year of visual and performing arts chosen from the following: dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art.
Physical Education
Two yearsNot ApplicableNot Applicable
Electives
Not ApplicableOne year***One year***

Total

13

15

(7 in the last two years of high school)

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