Graduation Requirements

    • Objectives

      These graduation requirements are designed to:

      • Ensure proficiency in basic skills.

      • Provide a common base of general education.

      • Encourage academic excellence and participation in enrichment studies.

      • Comply with the codes of the State of California.

    • Diploma

      A single diploma will be granted by the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. The minimum graduation requirements are listed under "General Requirements for Graduation" and "Specific Requirements for Graduation.

    • General Requirements for Graduation

      • The student shall attend eight semesters, grades 9-12.

      • The student shall enroll in and satisfactorily attend a minimum of at least five classes in each of the final two semesters.

      • The student shall satisfactorily complete at least 40 units in the student’s final two semesters.

      • The student shall demonstrate competency in the use of computers by passing the District’s computer proficiency examination or by earning a grade “C” or better in the District’s computer applications and technology courses or equivalent Regional Occupational Program (ROP) courses.

      • The student shall complete a minimum of 217.5 units.

    • Specific Requirements

      • English
        The student shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 40 units of English. The sequence of courses shall be English I, II, and III, and 10 additional units of English electives.

      • Social Science
        The student shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 units of social science. (The sequence of courses is 10 units of world history, 9th or 10th grade; 10 units of United States history, 11th grade; 5 units of United States government and 5 units of economics, 12th grade.)

      • Science
        The student shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 20 units of science, including ten units each of a life and a physical science.

      • Mathematics
        The student shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 units of mathematics. At least 10 units must be earned in Algebra I or a higher mathematics course.

      • Visual/Performing Arts or World Language
        The student shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 10 units in either visual/performing arts or world language.

      • Health Education
        The student shall satisfactorily complete 2.5 units of health education.

      • Physical Education
        The student shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 20 units of physical education. The sequence of enrollment is grades 9 and 10.

    • Scholastic Recognition

      Recognition of "Honors" at graduation shall be awarded to students earning a 3.0 grade point average. Recognition of "High Honors" shall be awarded to students earning a 3.5 grade point average

    Students and parents, please note that to gain eligibility to the 4-year college, the student needs to take and successfully complete all classes with grades of C or better. As you compare the LHHS graduation requirements with the Cal State/UC entrance requirements, please note that there are only a few more classes to complete after the graduation requirements for a student to be considered eligible for the 4 year college.

    The Guidance Department hopes this visual aid encourages you to step up and into the challenge of completing the rigor of the A-G requirements and to be college eligible and ready. The Guidance Dept motto is," Be the BEST YOU CAN BE, A-G, not below C.!"

     

    SELECTION OF VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN

    The La Habra High School valedictorian and salutatorian selection process is designed to honor the students from the graduating class who have distinguished themselves as top scholars.

    For a student to receive valedictorian or salutatorian, the following apply:

    1. The valedictorian and salutatorian must be students enrolled in the twelfth grade who graduate with their cohort class in June.
    2. The valedictorian must have earned the highest grade point average in their graduating class based on the weighted total G.P.A. at the conclusion of the first semester, senior year.  The salutatorian must have earned the second highest grade point average (based on weighted total G.P.A.) in their graduating class.  The grade point average shall be determined by grades received through the seventh semester of high school attendance.  The grade point average is calculated to the second decimal point.
    3. In case of a tie for valedictorian or salutatorian, co-valedictorians and/or co-salutatorians will be recognized.