Oak Park Graduation Requirements

  •  OPHS Graduation Requirements (Class of 2020)

    For the class of 2020, the following are the minimum course requirements that must be satisfied in order to graduate from Oak Park High School.  Our local board of education has established a total of 240 credits as the requirement for graduation from the Oak Park Unified School District.  Please note that courses can only be used once to meet requirements.  For example, a single computer class cannot meet both the practical skills requirement and the computer literacy requirement.
    ENGLISH - (40 credits) Four years including English I, II, III and IV.
     
    HEALTH - (5 credits) One semester of Health.
     
    HISTORY/ SOCIAL SCIENCE - (35 credits) Three and one-half years  including:
    World Geography, World History, U.S. History, Government, and Economics.
     
    LIFE SKILLS - (5 credits) One semester of Life Skills in the 12th grade.
     
    MATH - (30 credits) Three years including Algebra and Geometry.
     
    SCIENCE - (30 credits) Three years of science including biological and physical sciences.
     
    PHYSICAL EDUCATION - (20 credits) Two years (20 credits) of P.E. All or part of the PE requirement may be earned through a PE class, or through a student’s successful participation in school-sponsored interscholastic athletics, including Marching Band, Color Guard, Drumline, Cheer, Stunt, and Dance Teams.

    PRACTICAL SKILLS - (5 credits) One semester: All courses in the “Practical Skills” and “Computer Education” sections may be used to meet this requirement, in addition to the following English electives: Journalism, Yearbook and Speech; as well as the following Math electives: Accounting 1A, 1B and Financial Math.
     
    TECHNOLOGY - (5 credits) One semester. This requirement can be fulfilled by any of the following classes: Office Software, Web Design, Small Business/e-Commerce, Computer Programming, AP Computer Science, Computer Animation, or Computer Graphics.

    VISUAL/PERFORMING ARTS or World Languages - (10 credits) One year: The high school requirement may be met through any combination of 10 credit courses listed in our Visual and Performing Arts Department.  For students attending colleges in the UC/CSU system, the requirement is a year-long class in a single emphasis area (e.g., visual arts, instrumental music, drama, choral music). Or, students may take one year (10 credits) of a World Language to fulfill this high school requirement. For students who are planning to attend a 4-year university immediately after high school, most schools require (20 credits) or the equivalent of two years of the same language other than English. 

    GENERAL ELECTIVES - (55 credits): In addition to the requirements above, students must complete 55 credits of electives to meet the graduation credit total. Any courses not used to meet prescribed graduation requirements may be used to meet the general elective requirement, including additional academic courses.
    TOTAL - (240 CREDITS)
     

    OPHS Graduation Requirements (Class of 2021 and beyond)

    ENGLISH - (40 credits) Four years including English I, II, III and IV.

    HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE - (35 credits) Three and one-half years including World Geography, World History, U.S. History, Government, and Economics.

    MATH - (30 credits) Three years including Algebra and Geometry.

    SCIENCE - (30 credits) Three years of science including biological and physical sciences.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION - (20 credits) Two years of P.E. All or part of the PE requirement may be earned through a PE class, or through a student’s successful participation in a school-sponsored interscholastic athletic team, including Marching Band, Color Guard, Drumline, Cheer, Stunt, and Dance Teams. For more details on the P.E. requirement please go to the following link For more details on the P.E. requirement please go to the following link: https://www.oakparkusd.org/page/886

    VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS OR WORLD LANGUAGES/ASL - (10 credits) One year: The high school requirement may be met through any combination of 10 credit courses listed in our Visual and Performing Arts Department.  For students attending colleges in the UC/CSU system, the requirement is a year-long class in a single emphasis area (e.g., visual arts, instrumental music, drama, choral music). OR, students may take one year (10 credits) of a World Language or American Sign Language. For students who are planning to attend a 4-year university immediately after high school, most schools require (20 credits) or the equivalent of two years of a language other than English. 

    HEALTH - (5 credits) One semester of Health.

    GENERAL ELECTIVES - (60 credits) In addition to the requirements above, students must complete 60 credits of electives to meet the graduation credit total. Any courses not used to meet prescribed graduation requirements may be used to meet the general elective requirement, including additional core academic courses.

    TOTAL - (230 CREDITS)

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