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Graduation Requirements

Chaffey Joint Union High School District Graduation Requirements


Subject Credits
English 40
World History 10
US History 10
Government/Economics 10
Math 10
Algebra 10
Life Science 10
Physical Science 10
Fine Art or Foreign Language 10
Physical Education 20
Electives 90


Students must take and pass a course or a skills-based examination to demonstrate technical competence.



 Freshman Year (Ninth Grade)

English I (two semesters) - required
Physical Science I (two semesters) - required
Math – Algebra or Geometry (two semesters) - required Physical Education (two semesters) - required
Foreign Language or elective (two semesters) - required
Elective (two semesters) - required

Sophomore Year (Tenth Grade)

English II (two semesters) - required
Biology (two semesters) - required
Math Geometry or Algebra II (two semesters) - required Physical Education (two semesters) - required
World History/Culture (two semesters) - required
Foreign Language or elective (two semesters) - required

Junior Year (Eleventh Grade)

English III (two semesters) - required
U.S. History (two semesters) - required
Elective/Chemistry (two semesters) - required
Elective/Math (two semesters) - required
Elective (two semesters) - required
Elective (two semesters) - required

Senior Year (Twelfth Grade)

English IV (two semesters) - required
Economics (one semester) - required
Government (one semester) - required
Elective (two semesters) - required
Elective (two semesters) - required

University of California/California State UniversityMinimum Course Requirements ("A-G" P):

Required “C” or better grade on transcript
Social Science 2 years
English 4 years
Math 3 years (4 recommended: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus)
Laboratory Science 2 years (3 recommended: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy)
Foreign Language 2 years (3 years recommended – same language)
Visual/Performing Arts 1 year
College Prep Electives 1 year (Advanced coursework selected from: History, English, Advanced Math, Lab Science, Foreign Language, Social Studies, and Fine Arts)



SAT I – Scholastic Aptitude Test
SAT II – Subject Exam
ACT – American College Test


University of California SAT I & SAT II or ACT & SAT II
California State University SAT I or ACT

The lower the GPA, the higher the score required for admission.

The University of California and California State University have aligned their respective admission requirements. Part of this alignment has taken place in the area of electives, specifically a Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) requirement. Because of this new format the University system has adopted a phase-in approach to allow high schools time to develop courses to meet the requirement. 


  • Applicants will be required to present a full-year course in visual or performing arts.