Graduation Requirements

 
LAUSD Graduation Requirements
 
To ensure all LAUSD graduates have the option to enroll directly into a university and be prepared for a career, the District has implemented a College and Career Readiness through A-G initiative. LAUSD has aligned its graduation requirements with the California State University (CSU) A-G requirements, beginning with the graduating class of 2016. Students must earn a grade of "D" or better in "A-G" courses, and meet California Department of Education Requirements in addition to satisfying LAUSD additional requirements for graduation. We are making the high school diploma a document that gives students the choice to transition straight into a college or into a career.

Classes of 2017 and 2018

Magnet Application
Subject Requirements  Comments 
A. History/Social Science
1 year World History
1 year U.S. History 
No Validation 
B. English  4 years  No Validation 
C. Math 3 years  Validation*
D. Laboratory Science 2 years  Validation*
E. Language Other Than English  2 years  Validation* 
F. Visual & Performing Arts 1 year  No Validation 
G. College Preparatory Elective 1 year  No Validation 
     
Additional Requirements    
Principles of American Democracy 1 semester   
Economics 1 semester   
Physical Education 2 years   
Health 1 semester   
Total Numerical Credits 210    
     
Non-Course Requirements    
Service Learning    
Career Pathway    
 
 
Students graduating in the classes of 2016 - 2019 must pass "A-G" courses with a grade of D or better.
 
Semester courses earn 5 credits. Yearlong courses earn 10 credits. Exams do not earn any credits. 
 
*Validation occurs when a student has successfully completed advanced work (earning a grade of C or better) in an area of sequential knowledge. 
 
 
LHS Magnet Center
In Addition to the LAUSD Requirement, to earn the Magnet Golden Seal in your diploma you will need to complete the following requirements:
  • 4 years of either science or computer classes
  • 100 hours of community service
  • Complete service learning
  • Complete Algebra 2 or higher
  • Successfully pass Senior Seminar!
Completing the five Magnet requirements will assure you to receive the Magnet seal on your diploma.  If you have any questions please see your counselor for details.