PROGRESSIVE ACCUMULATION OF 230 CREDITS
All students must complete the required 230 credits in order to graduate from Valencia High School. Credit means recognition that the student has fulfilled the course requirement for a high school diploma. When successfully completed, each semester course earns five credits; each year course earns ten credits.
Students may choose any number of courses to complete this requirement. Students may continue to take academic coursework as well as non-academic coursework to complete this requirment.
Students may choose to do more than the required 40 hours of community service, but must complete a minimum of 40 hours before the end of their senior year. That is only 10 hours of community service each year. For additional information use this Community Service Handbook.
9th Graders are required to enroll in Health/Career Planning, Language Arts I, Science, Physical Education or Athletics, with Mathematics and an elective recommended.
10th Graders are required to enroll in Language Arts II, Physical Education, World History, with Mathematics or Science recommended.
11th Graders are required to enroll in Language Arts III, U.S. History, with Mathematics and Science recommended.
12th Graders are required to enroll in Language Arts IV, U.S. Government /Economics.
NOTE: Courses that are re-taken do not receive double credit.
CSU & UC Requirements:
Courses designated as college prep must be passed with a grade of “C” or better in order to be considered towards admission requirements. For more information refer to the CSU and UC links (left).
|LANGUAGE ARTS||40 credits|
|Language Arts I|
|Language Arts II|
|Language Arts III|
|Language Arts IV|
10 Credits of Algebra 1 are required for graduation. Acceptable completion of this course prior to ninth grade will meet this requirement.
|SOCIAL SCIENCE||30 credits|
|World History/AP European History/Cultures/Geography|
|US History/AP US History|
|United States Government/Economics|
To include instruction in biological and physical science
|Life Science & Physical Science are required for graduation|
|PHYSICAL EDUCATION/ATHLETICS||20 credits|
|FINE ARTS OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE
This may include courses taken from the following general fields of study: Art, Drama and Music.
This includes state requirements in drugs, narcotics, alcohol, tobacco, safety, first aid and civil defense.
|ACADEMIC STUDIES AND CAREER PLANNING
Two years of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) will complete the ASCP requirement.
|Language Arts||40 Credits|
|Social Science||20 Credits World History, US History|
|Math||30/*40 Alg 1, Geometry, Alg 2|
|Lab Science||20/*30 Biology, Chemistry|
|Foreign Language||20/*30 Same Language|
|Fine/Performing Arts||10 Credits Same Class all year|
|College Elective||10 Credits Government/Economics|