Graduation Requirements

What is A-G Subject Requirement?
 
The intent of the “A-G” Subject Requirement is to ensure that students can participate fully in the first-year program at the University in a wide variety of fields of study. The requirements are written deliberately for the benefit of all students expecting to enter the University, and not for preparation for specific majors. UC faculty considers the Subject Requirement to be effective preparation, on many levels, for undergraduate work at the University. This pattern of study assures the faculty that the student has attained a body of general knowledge that will provide breadth and perspective to new, more advanced study. Fulfillment of the “a-g” pattern also demonstrates that the student has attained essential critical thinking and study skills..

With the exception of PE, Health, Fine Arts and Computer Studies, all graduation requirements must be taken at St. Bernard during the regular school year. In order to earn a St. Bernard High School diploma, a student must have attained a minimum of 240 academic credits distributed as follows:
 
Graduation Requirements
 

SUBJECT AREA

St. Bernard Requirement

UC Requirement

CSU Requirement

Religious Studies

4 years/40 credits

   

English

4 years/40 credits

4 years

4 years

Social Studies

World History

US History

US Government

Economics

3 years/ 30 credits

              10 credits

               10 credits

             5 credits

            5 credits

2 years

1 year of World History/

Cultures/Geography and 1 year of US History or 1 semester each of US History and Civics/

     US Government

2 years

1 year of Social Studies and either 1 year of US History or 1 semester each of

US History and Civics/

US Government

Foreign Language

2 years/20 credits

Same Language

3 years recommended

2 years

Same Language

*3 years recommended

2 years

Same Language

Math

3 years/30 credits

Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II or higher

3 years

Algebra I and above

*4 years recommended

3 years

Algebra I and above

*4 years recommended

Lab Science

2 years/20 credits

1 year Biology

1 year Chemistry or other Physical Science

2 years

Biology, Chemistry or Physics

*3 years recommended

2 years

Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Visual and Performing Arts

1 year/ 10 credits

2 consecutive semesters

2 consecutive semesters

2 consecutive semesters

Physical Education

1 year/ 10 credits

or

Two full seasons of a SBHS team sport

   

Health

½ semester

   

Writing Across the Disciplines

1 semester/ 5 credits

   

Electives

30 credits

1 year

1 year

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