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Graduation Requirements

Blue Ridge Academy requires 200 credits to graduate as outlined by the CA Department of Education. Please note not all high schools have the same requirements. High school graduation requirements and college/university entrance requirements are not the same. Course selection should be based on academic, career, and personal interest. Student interests and goals should guide the path through high school. Blue Ridge Academy prides itself on empowering students and preparing them through 21st Century Learning. All core courses needed to earn a high school diploma at Blue Ridge Academy meet A-G requirements.

College admission requirements will vary from school to school and it is recommended that students check admission requirements before applying to their college of choice. Please see the minimum UC/CSU Requirements outlined by the CA Department of Education here. Students are encouraged to reach out to their Guidance Counselor if they have questions about graduation requirements or the college admission process and should review the University Bound Course Infographic

Subject Area Blue Ridge Academy/CDE Graduation Requirements Total Credits
Social Studies 6 semester courses
( Must include 1 year of US History, 1 year World History, 1 semester of Government, and 1 semester of Economics)
English 6 semester courses 30
Math 4 semester courses
( Algebra 1 must be completed)
Science 4 semester courses
( Must include 1 year of Physical Science and 1 year of Life Science)
Visual & Performing Arts 2 semester courses 10
World Language
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Electives 18 semester courses 90
Total = 200 Credits

* Please note that once a subject area graduation requirement has been fulfilled, all excess credits will be rolled over to the Electives category.

Suggested Course Sequence

Blue Ridge Academy/CDE Graduation Requirements
English (30 credits)
Social Studies (30 credits)
English 9A English 9B
World History A World History B
English 10A English 10B
US History A US History B
English 11A English 11B
Government Economics

Mathematics (20 credits)
Science (20 credits)
Algebra 1A Algebra 1B
Life Science A Life Science B
Other Math A Other Math B
Physical Science A Physical Science B

Science (20 credits)
Language other than English (LOTE) / Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) / Career and Technical Education (CTE) (10 credits)
Life Science A Life Science B
Physical Science A
Physical Science B

Electives (90 credits)
Elective 1 A
Elective 1 B
Elective 2 A
Elective 2 B
Elective 3 A
Elective 3 B
Elective 4 A
Elective 4 B
Elective 5 A
Elective 5 B
Elective 6 A
Elective 6 B
Elective 7 A Elective 7 B
Elective 8 A Elective 8 B
Elective 9 A Elective 9 B