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Graduation Requirements

Earn 230 credits from required course list.

Students not earning all required credits during the school year must attend summer school for credit recovery.

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Download the HMSA Graduation Worksheet to track your progress.


9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade



World History or

AP World History

U.S. History or 

AP U.S. History

Government/Economics or

AP Government/Economics


English 1

English 2 or

English 2 Honors

English 3 or

AP Language

English 4 or

AP Literature


Algebra 1

Algebra 2



Lab Science**



Physics or

AP Physics

Environmental Science or

AP Environmental Science


Spanish 1 or

Native Spanish 1

Spanish 2 or

Native Spanish 2

Spanish 3 or 

AP Spanish





Visual Art






Pick 2:

Anthropology Series

AP Computer Science

AP Spanish


Exploring Computer Science

Senior PE 

Physical Education

PE 1

PE 2




*Math course sequence. 40 credits/4 years chosen from below list:


Algebra 1

(9th Grade)

Initial placement

Algebra 2

(9th, 10th grade)

At least 5 semester credits earned for Algebra 1


Passing score on Algebra 2 Readiness Assessment


(10th, 11th grade)

At least  5 semester credits earned for Algebra 2


(11th,12th grade)

At least  5 semester credits earned for Geometry



(10th, 11th, 12th grade)

At least  5 semester credits earned for Trigonometry/Statistics


Math Cumulative GPA 3.25 or higher in                                        Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry


Passing score on Pre-Calculus Readiness Assessment

AP Calculus AB

(11th, 12th grade)

Satisfactory completion of full year of Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus BC

(12th grade)

Satisfactory completion of full year of AP Calculus AB





























**Science courses offered. 40 credits/4 years chosen from below list:









Environmental Science


AP Physics

Trig co-requisite required; Precalc co-requisite recommended

AP Environmental Science 

completion of Biology and Chemistry; AP summer work


In addition, students must also:

Take ACT with Writing and SAT Reasoning with Essay

Apply to 2 colleges/universities (1 must be a California State University)

Complete 100 volunteer service hours with non-profit organizations