Graduation Requirements

The subject requirements at Presentation High School automatically ensure that students will have fulfilled the state's requirements in specified areas upon graduation.

Students are encouraged to choose classes that best align with their strengths and interests. A minimum of six classes per semester is required, with a maximum of seven allowed.

Students work with their assigned faculty mentors and college counselors on the scheduling process. All class scheduling at Presentation is done with the goal of college readiness and preparing a strong transcript of classes when it is time to apply.


California Requirements

California requires 200 credits minimum for a high school diploma; any semester course that meets 200 minutes per week receives 5 credits.

Although counselors check periodically on each student's credits, students must be mindful of the requirements as each year's program is prepared.

It should be noted that 230 credits is minimum, and most students do between 230-250. Starting with the class of 2018, the requirement will be 235 with most doing between 235-250.

Presentation Requirements

Computer Technology1 semester of Computer Applications*
English4 years
Visual and Performing Arts2 semesters*
Modern Language3 years of the same language
Mathematics3 years
Physical Education2 semesters (including 1 semester of PE Health)
Religious Studies7 semesters (including 1 semester of Moral Theology and 1 semester of Social Justice)
Science3 years (including 1 year of laboratory life science and 1 year of laboratory physical science)
Social Studies7 semesters (including 1 semester of Civics and 1 semester of Economics)

*For the classes of 2015-2017, students must take one additional semester of Visual and Performing Arts or Computer Technology.

*Beginning with the class of 2018, students must take 4 semesters of Visual and Performing Arts.

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