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Graduation Requirements

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.
 
ELECTIVES
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 requirement.
 
9TH GRADE
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 GRADE
10th Graders are required to enroll in Language Arts II, Physical Education, World History, with Mathematics or Science recommended.
 
11TH GRADE
11th Graders are required to enroll in Language Arts III, U.S. History, with Mathematics and Science recommended.
 
12TH GRADE
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).
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE
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.
 
Download the Community Service Guideline Handbook Below:

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
 
Compliance Officer for Complaints. Employee complaint: Rick Lopez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Cary Johnson, Director, Educational Services (714) 985-8656. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Executive Director, Instructional Support (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Rick Riegel, Administrator, Student Services (714) 985-8671
 
Procedure for Complaints. Uniform Complaint Policy Form 1312.3 (English), 1312.3 (Spanish). Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form 1312.4 (English) and 1312.4 (Spanish)
 
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado de inmigración, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.
 
Quejas de empleados: Rick Lopez, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Cary Johnson, Director, Servicios Educativos (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Director Ejecutivo, Apoyo Educativo (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Rick Riegel, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101