Graduation Requirements

  • English
  • 4 Years

  • Math
  • 3 Years

  • Science
  • 3 Years

  • World History
  • 1 Year

  • Cultural Geopgraphy
  • 1 Year

  • U.S. History
  • 1 Year

  • Civics
  • 1 Sem.

  • Econ
  • 1 Sem.

  • Health
  • 1 Sem

  • P.E.
  • 4 Sem's

  • Fine Art or Language
  • 1 Year
Attendance Requirement: Four years of attendance at the senior high school or its equivalent. Any exception must be planned and approved by the SVUSD Superintendent and the Governing Board.

Community Service Requirement: A student must submit verification of a minimum of eight (8) hours of community service or an equivalent project to be completed during their high school career. This requirement must be completed by February 1 of the senior year, but should be completed by the end of the junior year to avoid problems.

Grade Point Average Requirement: Students must earn a total G.P.A. of 1.75 or above to graduate from the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. These graduation requirements apply to all students, including those students who transfer into the SVUSD.

California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE): The CAHSEE is a requirement for high school graduation. Passing scores on both portions; reading/language arts and math are required. The writing scores will also be used to demonstrate grade level writing proficiency which is required for graduation.

Writing Proficiency: A student must demonstrate grade level writing proficiency on a district benchmark activity, given first at grade 10.


  • A
  • 4

  • B
  • 3

  • C
  • 2

  • D
  • 1

  • F
  • 0

Grade point average is computed using 4.00 scale

Honors and Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses are weighted and figured in the grade point average and class rank. Each weighted class is multiplied times .2 and divided by the number of semester. The resulting figures are then added to the grade point average. The school transcript provides four G.P.A.'s:

Academic G.P.A.:
G.P.A. based on all course work excluding physical education/athletics. CSU G.P.A.:
G.P.A. based on all course work completed in grades 10-12, except P.E./athletics: uses a maximum of 8 weighted semester courses completed in grades 11-12 only. Cal Grant G.P.A.:
Includes all classes taken in grades 10-11 with exception of any class marked with an asterisk on the transcript. No classes are weighted. Total G.P.A.:
G.P.A. based on all course work. Class Rank:

Class rank:
Class rank is based on the student's academic G.P.A. Rank and is computed at the end of each semester and summer school. Final class rank is computed after seniors have completed their second semester course.