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Graduation/Grading Scales and A-G Requirements

Graduation & Grading Scales

 

There are two sets of grading scales and graduation requirements, depending on your graduation year. Class of 2021, 2022, and 2023 are grandfathered into the previous Charter’s grading scale and requirements. Our newly adopted Charter has amended those previous scales and requirements for the class of 2024 and beyond.

 

GRADING SCALE FOR CLASS OF 2021, 2022, and 2023  

 

Percentage

Grade

90-100%

A

80-89%

B

70-79%

C

60-69%

D

59% and below

F

 

 

Graduation Requirements for the Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023.

All courses must be passed with a “D” grade (60%) or higher to earn credits.

 

Subject

Required Credits

Coursework requirements

History

30 credits

Required courses include: World or AP European History, US History or US History AP, and Economics/Government or AP Economics/AP Government

English

40 credits

Required courses include: English 1, English 2, English 3 or AP English Language, and ERWC or AP English Literature.

Math

30 credits

Students must pass three years of math courses, one of which must be Algebra 1.

Science

30 credits

Students must pass three years of science, including Biology and Chemistry.

World Languages

10 credits

Students must complete one year of world language (Spanish, French, or American Sign Language are the current offerings at CVCHS)

Visual & Performing Arts

10 credits

 

Electives

60 credits

 

Physical Education

20 credits

 

 

 

GRADING SCALE FOR CLASS OF 2024 and BEYOND  

 

Percentage

Grade

90-100%

A

80-89%

B

70-79%

C

69% and below

F

 

 

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2024 and beyond

All courses must be passed with a “C” grade (70%) or higher to earn credits.

 

Subject

Required Credits

Coursework requirements

History

30 credits

Required courses include: World or AP European History, US History or US History AP, and Economics/Government or AP Economics/AP Government

English

40 credits

Required courses include: English 1, English 2, English 3 or AP English Language, and ERWC or AP English Literature.

Math

30 credits

Students must pass three years of math courses that would make them eligible to meet the “C” requirement in the A-G requirements. In addition, all students must be enrolled in a quantitative reasoning course each year they attend CVCHS.*

 

Science

30 credits

Students must take Biology and either Chemistry or Physics.

World Languages

20 credits

Students must complete two years of the same language at CVCHS.

Visual & Performing Arts

10 credits

 

College Prep Electives

10 credits

This elective course must meet the “G” requirement as an A-G approved course, or must meet one of the “A-F” requirements

Electives**

40 credits

 

Physical Education

20 credits

 

 

* Current courses that meet this requirement include, but are not limited to, Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II. Quantitative reasoning courses will be defined in the CVCHS Course Catalog and the Student and Parent Handbook. Since this requirement is not currently in effect, this information will be added. Quantitative reasoning courses include courses such as mathematics, physical science, computer science, and other courses that require learning and or practicing mathematical reasoning.

 

** Elective courses will be in the following areas: Physical Education; A-G courses; Career Technical Education (“CTE”) courses; seminar/advisory (in development as of the writing of this petition); support and study skills courses; or courses that are required as described in a student’s IEP.

 

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A-G UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA / CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS    

“a-g” Subject

Requirements

UC/CSU Admission Requirements

 

CVCHS “a-g” Courses

 

a.  History

2 Years

Required

                                                   a - History

 

CVCHS Courses: World History,  AP European History,  US History,  AP United States History, US Government, AP Government and Politics United States

 

UC/CSU:  Two years of history / social science, including one year of World History, Cultures or Geography; and one year of U.S. History or one-half year of US History and one-half year of American Government/Civics.

b.  English

 

 

4 Years

Required

 

                                                   b – English      

     

CVCHS Courses: English 1,  English 2,  English 3,  English 3 Honors, Expository Reading & Writing Course (ERWC), AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition          

 

UC/CSU:  Four years of college-preparatory English that include frequent writing, from brainstorming to final paper, as well as reading of classic and modern literature. No more than one year of ESL-type courses can be used to meet this requirement.

c.  Mathematics

 

 

3 Years Required

 

4 Years Recommended

    

                                              c - Mathematics

 

CVCHS Courses: Algebra 1,  Geometry 1,  Algebra 2,  Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Advanced Algebra w/Financial Applications, Statistics, AP Statistics, Pre-Calculus Honors, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science A

 

UC/CSU:  Three years including the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry. A geometry course or an integrated math course with a sufficient amount of geometry content must be completed. Approved integrated math courses may be used to fulfill part or all of this requirement, as may math courses taken in the seventh and eight grades if the high school accepts them as equivalent to its own courses.

d.  Science

 

 

3 Years Required

 

4 Years Recommended

                                     d - Science (Laboratory)

 

CVCHS Courses: At least two courses: Biology, Chemistry/Chemistry Honors, or Physics.

 

Additional CVCHS Courses for 3rd and 4th year science: Marine Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Environmental Science, AP Computer Science Principles, Astronomy, Geology, Medical Career Academy PLTW Electives, Engineering Academy PLTW Electives, Sports Medicine.

 

UC/CSU:  Two years of college-preparatory science, including or integrating topics that provide fundamental knowledge in two of these three subjects: biology, chemistry, or physics. One year of approved interdisciplinary or earth and space sciences coursework can meet one year of the requirement. Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Science courses can be used in area D as an additional science (i.e., third year and beyond).

e.  LOTE

Language other than English

2 Years Required

 

3 Years

Recommended

                               e – Language Other Than English

 

CVCHS Courses: Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, AP Spanish 4 Language and Culture, AP Spanish 5 Literature and Culture, French 1,  French 2,  French 3, AP French 4 Language and Culture, Honors French 5, American Sign Language 1, American Sign Language 2, American Sign Language 3.  

 

 

UC/CSU:  Two years, or equivalent to the 2nd level of high school instruction, of the same language other than English is required. Three years/third level of high school instruction recommended. Courses should emphasize speaking and understanding, and include instruction in grammar, vocabulary, reading, composition and culture. American Sign Language and classical languages, such as Latin and Greek, are acceptable. Courses taken in the seventh and eight grades may be used to fulfill part or all of this requirement if the high school accepts them as equivalent to its own courses.

f.  VAPA

Visual and     

Performing

Arts

1 Year

Required

                               f – Visual and Performing Arts

 

CVCHS Courses: Advanced Animation, Advanced Drama, Advanced Game Design, AP Art 2D & Design, AP Art History, Art 1, Art 2, Art & Animation, Art Design 1, Ceramics 1, Ceramics 2, Computer Graphic Arts, Computer Programming & Video Game Design, Concert Choir, Concert Choir Advanced, Drama 1, Film Studies, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Photography, Photography Advanced, Symphonic Band, Treble Choir, Video Production, Wind Ensemble

 

UC/CSU:  One yearlong course of visual and performing arts chosen from the following disciplines: dance, music, theater, visual arts or interdisciplinary arts - or two one-semester courses from the same discipline is also acceptable. 

g.  College

Preparatory

Electives

 

Any extra

A-F =G

 

1 Year

Required

College Prep Course

g – College Preparatory Elective

 

CVCHS Courses: AP Psychology, AP Microeconomics, Microeconomics, Associated Student Body Leadership, Automotive Engineering, Creative Writing, International Cuisine, Psychology, Sociology, Nutrition & Food Science, Video Gaming 2, Yearbook

 

Additional CVCHS courses that fulfill this requirement: Any of the above A-F level courses BEYOND the initial requirement (example = 2nd year of a VAPA course or a 4th year of science).

 

UC/CSU:  One yearlong course of visual and performing arts chosen from the following disciplines: dance, music, theater, visual arts or interdisciplinary arts - or two one-semester courses from the same discipline is also acceptable. 

Last Update: 9/10/2020