TCP Graduation Requirements


The Traditional Classroom Program offers two diploma plans for students to graduate. Both plans are designed to ensure students meet the entrance requirements of the California State Universities, University of California, and other highly competitive universities. Furthermore, they require students to successfully complete courses in six core academic areas: English, fine arts, foreign language, math, science, and social science.Choosing an appropriate diploma plan depends on the post graduation goals of the student. Making a decision about the best diploma is an important decision and should involve the student, parent, and appropriate school administrators.

Advanced Academic Diploma
(265 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

50

Mathematics

30

Science

30

Computers

20

Fine Arts

10

Foreign Language

30

World Geography

5*

World History

10

U.S. History

10

American Government

5

Economics

5

Physical Education

20

Electives

40

Total:

265

Note:
Beginning with the class of 2016, World Geography will no longer be a graduation requirement for TCP students and 260 credits will be required for TCP students to be awarded the Advanced Academic Diploma.

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.

Subject:

Required Credits:

English

50

Mathematics

30

Science

30

Computers

20

Fine Arts

10

Foreign Language

20

World Geography

5*

World History

10

U.S. History

10

American Government

5

Economics

5

Physical Education

20

Electives

20

Total:

235

Note:
Beginning with the class of 2016, World Geography will no longer be a graduation requirement for TCP students and 230 credits will be required for TCP students to be awarded the Academic Diploma.