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Graduation Requirements

District policy requires the following:

  1. Each student shall maintain a satisfactory citizenship record. Six or more semesters of composite satisfactory or excellent citizenship grades are required for graduation. Students not meeting the above requirements must enroll in a special class.
  2. Each student must have a minimum of 220 credits and have met other Torrance District criteria to be eligible to graduate and participate in the graduation ceremony.
  3. Each student will be enrolled in at least six classes during each semester in attendance, with the exception that seniors who are on track to graduate may take five classes.
  4.  Each student shall obtain credit as follows:
    Mathematics............................. 20 credits
    Science .................................... 20 credits
    English ..................................... 40 credits
    Social Studies .......................... 30 credits  (10 world studies, 10 American studies, 5 government, 5 economics)
    Health Education...................... 5 credits
    ‚ÄčPhysical Education................... 20 credits (required in grades 9 and 10) Fine Arts or Foreign Language 10 credits (a full year of one foreign language or one year of fine arts)
  5. Limitations on Credits Counting Toward Graduation:
    Class Aide ..............................................10 credits maximum
    Work Experience (Juniors and Seniors) 20 credits maximum
    Physical Education................................ 40 credits maximum of regular P.E
  6. Each student must pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).
    The CAHSEE is given in the sophomore year and repeated in the following years for those who do not pass the first time.