Graduation Requirements

Escondido Charter High School offers three diploma plans for students to meet graduation requirements. Students who plan to enter a four-year college or university upon graduation must take a College Preparatory curriculum. The diploma plans are summarized below. Parents and students are encouraged to consult the ILP Teacher of Record if they have questions or require guidance concerning selection of the correct academic plan.

In addition to the diploma requirements, all students must pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to receive a diploma.

Advanced Academic Diploma (260 Credits): This diploma plan is designed for students who are planning to attend the University of California system or other highly competitive schools. All students entering this program must be prepared to take college preparatory courses in English, science, mathematics, and first year foreign language as a freshman.

Subject:

Required Credits:

English

40

Mathematics

30

Science

30

Computers (Practical Art)

20

Fine Arts

10

Foreign Language

30

World Geography

5

World History

10

U.S. History

10

American Government

5

Economics

5

Health

5

Physical Education

20

Electives

40

Total:

260

Academic Diploma (230 Credits): This diploma plan is designed for students who are planning to attend California State Universities and colleges with equivalent entrance requirements. Students entering this program must be prepared to take college preparatory courses by their sophomore year.

Subject:

Required Credits:

English

40

Mathematics

30

Science

30

Computers (Practical Art)

20

Fine Arts

10

Foreign Language

20

World Geography

5

World History

10

U.S. History

10

American Government

5

Economics

5

Health

5

Physical Education

20

Electives

20

Total:

230

General Diploma (210 Credits): This diploma plan is designed for ILP students who are planning to enter the work force and/or attend community college or vocational training programs after graduation. Although focused on general level courses, students may take college preparatory courses in the major academic areas.

Subject:

Required Credits:

English

35

Mathematics

30

Science

20

Computers (Practical Art)

10

Fine Arts

10

World Geography

5

World History

10

U.S. History

10

American Government

5

Economics

5

Health

5

Physical Education

20

Electives

40