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 EAP Math


20 Required

20 Required

30 Expected  


Chemistry or Earth and Space

Chemistry, Earth and Space, or  Physics

Physics, AP Biology

Social Studies

20 Required

30 Required

40 Expected

World Geography

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 3*

Spanish 2 or AP Spanish 4

Spanish 3 or AP Spanish 4

Visual Art

10 Required

10 Credits

Art 1, Photo 1  or Dance 1

Art 2 or Dance 2


Physical Education


20 Required

PE 1 and PE 2



College Prep Electives

10 Required

10 Required


Bio Med, Intro to Communication, Photo 1, Intro to Law, Intro to Engineering  

Medical Intervention, Graphic Design, Photo 2, Street Law, Principles of Eng. Design

Senior Pathway Capstone



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.