2020 Graduation Requirements


In the spirit of high expectations, we expect all our scholars to meet the California A-G course requirements needed to gain admission to a UC or CSU along with additional Sac High requirements. We believe this course of study will help our scholars gain the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in college.

Sac High Typical Course of Study


A-G Credits

SHS Credits

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade


40 required

40 required

English 9

English 10

English 11 or AP Language

English 12 or AP Literature


30 Required

30 Required

40 Expected

Algebra 1 or Geometry

Geometry or Algebra 2

Algebra 2 or Pre Calculus

Pre Calculus, AP Calculus or Statistics


20 Required

20 Required

30 Expected  



Integrated Science

Science Research Course and Physics

Social Studies

20 Required

30 Required

40 Expected


World History or AP World History

US History or AP US History

Government or AP Government and Economics

Foreign Language

Complete LOTE Level 2

Complete LOTE Level 2


Spanish 1 or Spanish 2

Spanish 2 or 3

Spanish 3 or AP Spanish 

Visual Art

10 Required

10 Credits




Physical Education


20 Required

PE 1 

PE 2 


College Prep Elective

10 Required

10 Required

World Geography



Journalism, Speech & Debate




20 Required

Students take advisory all 4 years. Grades are determined by participation and community service hours.


*students can test into a higher level Spanish test by passing a placement exam.