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Graduation Requirements

 

Carnegie Schools-Riverside is committed to making sure every student has a Christ-Centered educational experience that best fits their academic aspirations. Carnegie has two different tracks to obtain a High School diploma.

Track One is a College Preparatory Diploma based off of the UC A-G requirements. If students complete all of the college preparatory graduation requirements with a C or better they will also meet the minimum requirements for applying to CSU or UC schools, as well as exceed the requirements for NCAA eligibility.

Track Two is a General Diploma that meets the California State minimum number of courses required to graduate. Please be advised that this track does not meet the A-G requirements of a CSU or UC. Also, please note that the general diploma track does not meet the NCAA nor the NAIA requirements.

 

General and College Preparatory Diplomas

 

Subject Area

General Diploma

College Preparatory Diploma

English

3 years

4 years

Math*

2 years

3 years

Social Studies**

3 years

3 years

Science***

2 years

3 years

Physical Education

2 years

2 years

Health

Not required

½ year (semester)

Foreign Language

1 year or VPA ▲

2 years #

Visual & Performing Arts

1 year of FL ▲

1 year ##

College Preparatory Electives

Not required

3 years

Bible

All years of attendance

All years of attendance

Athletics

All years of attendance

All years of attendance

 

*Algebra 1 must be successfully completed to meet this requirement.  If Algebra 1 was completed in middle school, the student must still meet the minimum requirement for the total years of math in addition to the Algebra 1 requirement.  Students going on to the University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) systems must complete both Algebra 1 & Geometry which may have been taken in middle school.

 

**Social Studies must include United States (US) History, United States (US) Government (one semester), and Economics (one semester).  The third year of social studies may be completed with World Geography or World History.

 

***The general diploma science requirement must be fulfilled by completing at a minimum Biology and Physical Science.  The college preparatory diploma may be completed without physical science, but must include Biology.

 

▲Students must complete one year of the same visual or performing arts course or one year of the same foreign language.

 

#Students in the college preparatory diploma track must complete two years of the same foreign language.  International students who are fluent in another language, and can prove language competency to a college, may waive this requirement.

 

##Students in the college preparatory diploma track must complete one year of the same visual or performing arts course.

 

Please note that the general diploma track does not meet the NCAA nor the NAIA requirements.

 

 

College Preparatory Diploma

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

English 9 or Equivalent

 

 

English 10 or Equivalent

 

 

English 11 or Equivalent

 

 

English 12 or Equivalent

 

 

 

Students must complete a minimum of four years of high school level English.

 

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students must complete a minimum of three years of high school level Math.  Students need to complete Algebra I for the State of California requirements (may be completed in junior high/middle school) and Geometry for UC basic requirements. 

 

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

Physical Science or equivalent

 

 

Biology or equivalent

 

 

Chemistry or equivalent

 

 

 

Students must complete a minimum of three years of high school level Science.  Two years must be in a lab science. 

 

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

Level I of World Language

 

 

Level II of World Language

 

 

 

Students must complete a minimum of two years of high school level World Languages.  Students must take the same World Language for two years.  It is highly recommended for college that students complete three or more years of World Languages.  International students can waive this requirement.

 

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

World History or equivalent

 

 

US History or equivalent

 

 

US Government or equivalent

 

N/A

Macroeconomics or equivalent

 

N/A

 

Students must complete a minimum of three years of high school level Social Science/History.  Please note that 8th grade US History does not count toward this requirement.

 

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

Bible 9 or equivalent

 

 

Bible 10 or equivalent

 

 

Bible 11 or equivalent

 

 

Bible 12 or equivalent

 

 

 

Students must complete a minimum of four years of high school level Bible/Theology.  This requirement may be partially waived for students transferring from a non-Christian school.

 

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

PE or equivalent

 

 

PE or equivalent

 

 

Health or equivalent

 

N/A

 

Students must complete a minimum of two years of high school level Physical Education (PE).  This requirement can also be meet through participation in sports.  One season of sports is equivalent to one semester of PE.  Students who take PE for two years instead of or in addition to sports can waive the Health requirement.  The Health requirement cannot be waived if students fulfill the PE requirement solely through sports.  Students may waive PE if they have a medical waiver.

 

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

VPA or equivalent

 

 

 

Students must complete one year of a high school level Visual and/or Performing Arts class (VPA).  Students must take the same VPA class for two consecutive semesters.

 

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

College Preparatory Elective

 

 

College Preparatory Elective

 

 

College Preparatory Elective

 

 

Students must complete three years of College Preparatory Electives.  This requirement can be fulfilled by taking additional courses beyond the requirements in any category except for PE and Bible.  It is recommended that the courses meet “G” requirements.

 

 

General High School Diploma

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

English 9 or Equivalent

   

English 10 or Equivalent

   

English 11 or Equivalent

   

English 12 or Equivalent

   

Students must complete a minimum of three years of high school level English.

 

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

     
     

Students must complete a minimum of two years of high school level Math.  Algebra 1 must be successfully completed to meet this requirement.  If Algebra 1 was completed in middle school, the student must still meet the minimum requirement for the total years of math in addition to the Algebra 1 requirement.   

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

Physical Science or equivalent

   

Biology or equivalent

   

Students must complete a minimum of two years of high school level Science.  The science requirement must be fulfilled by completing at a minimum Biology and Physical Science.  

 

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

World History or World Geography

   

US History or equivalent

   

US Government or equivalent

 

N/A

Macroeconomics or equivalent

 

N/A

Students must complete a minimum of three years of high school level Social Science/History.  Please note that 8th grade US History does not count toward this requirement.

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

Bible 9 or equivalent

   

Bible 10 or equivalent

   

Bible 11 or equivalent

   

Bible 12 or equivalent

   

Students must complete a minimum of four years of high school level Bible/Theology.  This requirement may be partially waived for students transferring from a non-Christian school.

 

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

PE or equivalent

   

PE or equivalent

   

Students must complete a minimum of two years of high school level Physical Education (PE).  

 

Subject

Semester 1

Semester 2

VPA or Foreign Language

   

Students must complete one year of the same visual or performing arts course or one year of the same foreign language.

 

 

Please note that the general diploma track does not meet the NCAA nor the NAIA requirements.