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Graduation Requirements

Sierra High Grad Requirements

A minimum of 275 credits is required for students to earn a high school diploma. Semester courses are worth five credits each. Term courses, which are comprised of two continuous semesters, are worth ten credits each.

English (4 Years/40 credits): English I, II, III and IV

Mathematics (3 Years/30 credits):
• 20 credits in mathematics department
• 10 elective credits of math in either the mathematics department or approved elective courses that must be taken during junior or senior year
• Equivalent of Algebra I to meet or exceed State Standards

Social Science (3 Years/30 credits):
• 10 credits in World History/AP European History
• 10 credits in U.S. History
• 5 credits in American Government
• 5 credits in Economics

Science (2 years):
• 10 credits in Life Science
• 10 credits in Physical Science

Physical Education (4 years/40 credits)
• 4 years required unless the pupil has been exempted pursuant to Board Policy 6178.2

Health (5 credits)

Fine Arts or World Languages (10 credits)

Electives (120 credits)