High School Diploma Subject And Course Requirements
Credits Required for Graduation: 42*
The following courses are required to earn a high school diploma. All courses at The Charter School of San Diego are aligned to California Common Core Standards.
English Languages Arts: 8 semester credits
- Grade 9 English
- Grade 10 English
- Grade 11 and 12 English
4 credits – 1 credit in a course that emphasizes American Literature and 3 credits from a prescribed list of
Mathematics: 6 semester credits
- Algebra or Integrated Math I
- Geometry or Integrated Math II
- Intermediate Algebra or Integrated Math III or Pre-calculus or Honors Pre-calculus or Statistics
Science: 4 semester credits
- Earth Science, Physics, or Chemistry
- 2 credits
Social Studies: 6 credits
- World History, Geography & Economics
- US History
World Languages and Visual & Performing Arts: 2 semester credits
- Option 1 2 semesters of World Language (both semesters must be the same language)
- Option 2 2 semesters of Visual and Performing Arts
Electives: 13 semester credits
Career and Technical Education, Service Learning and Work Experience Education: 2 semester credits
- Option 1 2 credits of Career and Technical Education (CTE)
- Option 2 2 semesters of Service Learning
- Option 3 2 semesters of Work Experience
All seniors at CSSD must complete a Pathways Exhibition Portfolio and Presentation.
Students graduating from The Charter School of San Diego must attend a senior orientation with a parent/guardian in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.
*42 units are required to be completed. May be earned by completing additional courses in the above areas or through elective courses completed in other areas such as physical education.
As a student or parent at CSSD, it is important that you become familiar with CSSD’s policies and procedures. Please take the time to review our Student and Parent Resource Guide. A hard copy of the Resource Guide is provided to each student and parent upon enrollment.