Graduation Requirements

High School Diploma

Course Credits Required Notes:

  1. Math 3 Credits (Including Algebra 1 and Geometry)
  2. English 4 Credits
  3. Social Studies 4 Credit (Which must consist of World Geography, U.S.History, World History, and Government/Economics)
  4. Science 3 Credits (Which must include Integrated Physics/Chemistry and Biology)
  5. Foreign Language 1 Credit
  6. Physical Education 2 Credits
  7. Fine Arts 1 Credit
  8. Health 1/2 Credit
  9. Computer 1 Credit
  10. Speech 1/2 Credit
  11. Electives 2 Credits
  12. 10 Community Service hours for each year at Sycamore Academy

Total 22

College Bound High School Diploma

Course Credits Required:

  1. Math 4 Credits (Including Algebra 1 Algebra 2 and Geometry)
  2. English 4 Credits
  3. Social Studies 4 Credits (Which must consist of World Geography, U.S.History, World History, and Government)
  4. Science 4 Credits(Which must include Biology and Chemistry or Physics)
  5. Foreign Language 2 Credits
  6. Physical Education 2 Credits
  7. Fine Arts 1 Credit
  8. Health 1/2 Credit
  9. Computer 1 Credit
  10. Speech 1/2 Credit
  11. Economics 1 Credit
  12. Electives 2 Credit
  13. 10 Community Service hours for each year at Sycamore Academy

Total 26

Students may take classes from a local community college and receive credit toward graduation. Send us a copy of the grade slip for credit. Use the following table to calculate credit for these classes.

COLLEGE SEMESTER COURSES HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT
1 unit 1 quarter
2-3 units 1 semester
4+ units 1 year


Students may also study auto mechanics, woodworking, or some other vocational skill for an elective. Please provide us with lesson plans, or a scope and sequence and a grade signed by the teacher in order to qualify for class credit.

We also offer credit for work experience. Students must have Junior or Senior standing. They must work a minimum of 5 hours to a maximum of 10 hours per week during the school term. 5 units of credit will be given per semester. Prior approval is needed from the Sycamore Academy.

PASSAGE OF A PROFICIENCY EXAM
A proficiency exam must be passed in the following areas:
Reading (vocabulary and comprehension)
Language Arts (grammar and usage)
Mathematics (basic skills, concepts and applications),
Writing (written communication skills)

Students must take the proficiency exam provided by their own state, for example, California students must pass the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE). If your state does not offer a proficiency exam, you must contact Sycamore Academy at the beginning of the second semester of the senior year.

GRADUATION FEE
A $50.00 graduation fee is due at the beginning of the second semester of the Senior year.

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