Oak Park Graduation Requirements & Recommended Course Sequence

  • 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 of P.E. All or part of 10th grade PE may be earned through a PE class, or through a student’s successful participation in a CIF sponsored athletic team for OPHS in grades 10, 11 or 12. Students are required to continue to take PE until they have passed the California Physical Fitness Test (CPFT). For more details on the P.E. requirement please go to the following link: https://www.oakparkusd.org/page/886
     
    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 - (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).
     
    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.
     
     

    RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL COURSE SEQUENCE @ 60 credits per school year:

    9th Grade

    Credits

    10th Grade

    Credits

    English I

    10 Credits

    English II

    10 Credits

    Geography

    5 Credits

    World History

    10 Credits

    Health

    5 Credits

    Biology

    10 Credits

    Math

    10 Credits

    Math

    10 Credits

    Foundations of Science

    10 Credits

    Physical Education

    10 Credits

     
    Physical Education
     
    General Electives/VPA
    Computers/Foreign Language/Science Elective 
     
    10 Credits
     
    10 Credits
    General Electives/VPA
    Computers/Foreign Language 
                                   

    10 Credits

    Year-end subtotal:
    60 Credits Year-end subtotal: 120 Credits

    11th Grade

    Credits

    12th Grade

    Credits

    English III

    10 Credits

    English IV/English Seminars

    10 Credits

    U.S. History

    10 Credits

    Government

    5 Credits

     

    Chemistry or
    Fundamentals of Science

    10 Credits

    Economics

    5 Credits

    Math

    10 Credits

    Life Skills

    5 Credits

    General Electives/VPA

    Computers/Foreign Language 

    20 Credits

    General Electives/VPA

    Computers/Foreign Language  

    35 Credits

    Year-end subtotal:
    180 Credits
     
    Year-end subtotal:
    240 Credits
     

     

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Last Modified on August 14, 2018