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Diploma Requirements

In harmony with the recommendations of the Pacific Union Conference Education Code, each student is expected to spend four full years in high school. Courses required for graduation/diploma must be taken on this campus unless a student has failed one of these courses.

Requirements for Participation in Graduation Services »
The graduating class includes seniors who are eligible to graduate based on the following criteria:
  1. Full-time student status for the entire second semester.
  2. Passing grades in all diploma requirements by specified date. *
  3. All transcripts from previous schools attended received by the Registrar's Office by specified date. *
  4. Completion of all correspondence courses with final grades received by the registrar specified date. *
  5. Payment in full of all school accounts before the beginning of second semester finals week.
  6. Approval by the academy faculty.

Class Organizations »
Class standing is determined by high school credits earned. (Education Code 1516)
  • Freshmen: Students who have completed eighth (8th) grade.
  • Sophomore: Students who have earned a minimum of 60 semester units and completed 25 hours of community service.
  • Junior: Students who have earned a minimum of 120 semester units and completed 50 hours of community service.
  • Senior: Students who have earned a minimum of 180 semester units, completed 75 hours of community service and who can complete the remaining courses needed for graduation.

Class Load »
Each student is expected to enroll in a minimum of 7 classes (70 units per year/35 units per semester)

Typical Class Loads »
In addition to these suggested curricula, students must complete 25 hours of community service each school year
NINTH GRADE UNITS
Religion 1 10
English 1 10
PE 1 10
Algebra 1 (Pre Algebra, Geom) 10
Biology/Gen Sci 10
Health 5
Keyboarding 5
Geography 5
Computer Literacy 5
TOTAL 70
TOTAL SEMESTER UNITS 70
TENTH GRADE UNITS
Religion 2 10
English 2 10
PE 2 10
Geometry (Algebra 1 or 2) 10
Vocational Art or Science 10
World History 10
Spanish 1 10
TOTAL 70
TOTAL SEMESTER UNITS 140


ELEVENTH GRADE UNITS
Religion 1 10
English 1 10
PE 1 10
Algebra 1 (Pre Algebra, Geom) 10
Biology/Gen Sci 10
Health 10
Keyboarding 10
TOTAL 70
TOTAL SEMESTER UNITS 210
TWELFTH GRADE UNITS
Religion 4 10
English 4 (H-Eng 4) 10
US Government (H-Govt / Econ) 5
World Economics (H-Govt / Econ) 5
Vocational Art 10
Math (PreCal / H-Precal / AP-Calc) 10
Science 10
Elective (i.e. Span 2/3) 10
TOTAL 70
TOTAL SEMESTER UNITS 280


Graduation Requirements »
Subject Area High School Diploma College Preparatory Diploma Advanced College Preparatory Diploma
English 40 40 40
Fine Arts 10 10 20 in 2 areas (Art, Music, Drama)
Health 5 5 5
History / Social Studies Geography - 5
US History - 10
US Government - 5
World Economics - 5
Elective (W Hist) - 10
Geography - 5
US History - 10
US Government - 5
World Economics - 5
Elective (W Hist) - 10
Geography - 5
US History - 10
US Government - 5
World Economics - 5
Elective (W Hist) - 10
Mathematics Algebra 1 - 10
Elective - 10
Algebra 1 - 10
Elective - 20 (Geom-AP Calc)
Algebra 1 - 10
Elective - 20 (Geom-AP Calc)
Physical Education 30 (grades 9-11) 30 (grades 9-11) 30 (grades 9-11)
Religion 40 (10 each yr in SDA academy) 40 (10 each yr in SDA academy) 40 (10 each yr in SDA academy)
Science Biology - 10
Elective - 10
Biology - 10
Elective - 20 (Physics - Anat & Phys)
Biology - 10
Elective - 20 (Physics - Anat & Phys)
Vocational Art Comp Literacy - 5
Keyboarding - 5
Elective - 15
Comp Literacy - 5
Keyboarding - 5
Elective - 15
Comp Literacy - 5
Keyboarding - 5
Elective - 15
Work Experience (WE) 5 = 100 hours 5 = 100 hours 5 = 100 hours
Community Service (CS) 25 hrs each year 25 hrs each year 25 hrs each year
Elective 10 in any area 0 0
Foreign Language 0 20 in one language 20 in one language
Proficiency 9.0 GE minimum in each area:
Reading, Writing, Math
9.0 GE in each area; average 11.0 GE 9.0 GE in each area; average 12.0 GE
Total Credits Required 240 270 280
GPA Requirement None 3.00 3.50
Honors Course Requirement None None 4 courses in grades 11, 12
Grade Requirement None C- and above C- and above and no "P/WP/WF" *
*Exception: waiver tests; WE/CS