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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.

Download the full HMSA Course Catalog.

Download the HMSA Graduation Worksheet to track your progress.

Subject

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

History

 

World History or

AP World History

U.S. History or 

AP U.S. History

Government/Economics or

AP Government/Economics

English

English 1

English 2 or

English 2 Honors

English 3 or

AP Language

English 4 or

AP Literature

Math*

Algebra 1

Algebra 2

Geometry

Trigonometry

Lab Science**

Biology

Chemistry

Physics or

AP Physics

Environmental Science or

AP Environmental Science

Spanish

Spanish 1 or

Native Spanish 1

Spanish 2 or

Native Spanish 2

Spanish 3 or 

AP Spanish

 

Art

 

 

Visual Art

 

Elective

Health/Computers

 

 

Pick 2:

Anthropology Series

AP Computer Science

AP Spanish

Entrepreneurship

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

or

Passing score on Algebra 2 Readiness Assessment

Geometry

(10th, 11th grade)

At least  5 semester credits earned for Algebra 2

Trigonometry/Statistics

(11th,12th grade)

At least  5 semester credits earned for Geometry

 

Pre-Calculus

(10th, 11th, 12th grade)

At least  5 semester credits earned for Trigonometry/Statistics

or

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

or

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:

Course

Prerequisite

Biology

 

Chemistry

 

Physics

 

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