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A student requires a total of 220 credits to graduate with a South Hills Academy high school diploma. SHA course offerings (220 credits) will fulfil A-G requirements and California High School requirements.  To ensure a successful pathway and college preparation for students, SHA offers additional electives and AP courses beyond our graduation requirements.

 

 

South Hills Academy Graduation Requirements

Number of Required Credits

High School

Subject Area

Courses Required

(G) Electives

Number  Courses

Offered

30

A.    History

(Social Studies)

US History/Geography,               G10

World History/Geography,          G11

Government and Economics        G12

AP US History      G12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

40

B.     English

English 9                                        G9

World Literature                          G10

American Literature                     G11

Composition and Exposition       G12

AP English      Language              G12

40

C.     Mathematics

Algebra 1                                    G8/9

Geometry                                       G9

Algebra 2                                     G10 Pre-Calculus                                G11

 

Calculus                G12

AP Calculus AB   G12

AP Statistics         G12

30

D.    Science

Chemistry,                                G9-11

Physics,                                     G9-11

Biology                                     G9-11

AP Chemistry       G12

AP Physics            G12

AP Biology           G12

30

E.     Foreign Language

Mandarin or Spanish               G9 -11

AP Mandarin or   

 Spanish                G12

10

F.      Visual & Performing Arts

Music, Graphics Design,          G9-11

Intro Arts, Dance

AP Arts                 G12

20

G.    Elective

Integrated Science, Food and Nutrition, Psychology, Robotics

 

4

20

California High School Requirement

 

Physical Education /Health     G9 -11

 

2

220 - 280

 

 

 

36

           

Note: Due to SHA’s accelerated schedule, students can take certain courses sooner. This will be determined by a student’s ability and fulfilment of course requirements.