Oak Park Graduation Requirements

    OPHS Graduation Requirements (Class of 2021 and beyond)
    TOTAL - (230 CREDITS)
    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.
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Last Modified on November 25, 2020