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High School Graduation Requirements 2020

HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECT AREACalifornia State Mandated Requirements* (EC 51225.3) for High School Graduation UC Requirements for Freshman AdmissionsCSU Requirements for Freshman AdmissionsWoodside International School 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 CoursesFours 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 biological and one year of physical science with lab. 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) in same language.
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***Two years
(20 credits)
Woodside Additional RequirementsTwo years
(20 credits) in Personal Development.
25 hours of community service or practicum for each year of attendance.
TOTAL13 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
  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.
  4. Honors Diploma Requirements: To get an Honors Diploma, the student must achieve:
    (a) A cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher
    (b) Completion of >= 240 course credits
    (c) Minimum of one full year of enrollment at Woodside
  5. Grade Scale:
    Regular CourseHonors or AP Course
    A = 4 pointsA = 5 points
    B = 3 pointsB = 4 points
    C = 2 pointsC = 3 points
    D = 1 pointD = 2 points
    F = 0 pointF = 0 point
    Pass/Fail (P/F), Audit (AUD), and/or TC (Transfer Credit) grades are not included in the GPA calculation.
  6. Graduation requirements at Woodside are subject to changes and may be updated from time to time. Any changes made in a given year will only apply to students who are initially enrolled in that year or thereafter. The above Graduation Requirements apply to students who are first enrolled in 2020-2021. Students who started at Woodside before 2020-2021 have the option of graduating under the old (previous) Graduation Requirements or under the new (prevailing) Graduation Requirements.
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