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High School Graduation Requirements

High School Subject Area



California State Mandated Requirements* (EC51225.3)
for High School Graduation


UC
Requirements for Freshman Admissions


CSU
Requirements for Freshman Admissions


Woodside International School Minimum Graduation Requirements
Social Science
(UC/CSU “A”
Requirement)
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.
Three years
(30 credits)
English
(UC/CSU “B” Requirement)
Three YearsFours Years of Approved CoursesFour Years of Approved CoursesFour Years
(40 credits)
Mathematics
(UC/CSU “C” Requirement)
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.Four years
(40 credits)
Science
(UC/CSU “D” Requirement)
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 U.S. history or U.S. history and government and one year of other approved social science. Three years with lab required
(30 credits)
Foreign Language
(UC/CSU “E” Requirement)
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 Three years
(30 credits)
Visual and Performing Arts
(UC/CSU “F” Requirement)
One 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. One year
(10 credits)
College Preparatory electives
(UC/CSU “G” Requirement)
One Year***One Year ***Three years
(30 credits)
Woodside Additional RequirementsTwo years
(20 credits) in Personal Development (College Counseling, Yearbook,
TOEFL/IELTS Prep, SAT Prep, Health & Wellness)
TOTAL





13 year-long courses
(130 credits)




15 year-long courses
(150 credits)

18 year-long courses recommended
(180 credits)
15 year-long courses
(150 credits)




220 credits






Notes:

  1. *** Must be chosen from approved academic courses in history/social science, English, advanced mathematics, lab science, foreign language, social science, or visual and performing arts.
  2. As Woodside is university-preparatory and academically rigorous, students are always encouraged to take more than 220 credits of course work to further prepare themselves for attending competitive universities. In particular, students are encouraged to take AP courses in addition to (or instead of) the regular courses.
  3. Woodside encourages the students to benefit from Personal Development I to IV (which are offered as 4 semester-long courses), covering topics like College Counseling, Yearbook, SAT Prep, TOEFL/IELTS Prep, Health & Wellness, and other life skills, etc…). Personal Development I through IV (each at 5 credits) are offered over 4 semesters throughout Junior (Grade 11) and Senior (Grade 12) years.
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