HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS
Credit is earned for grades of A through D in all courses. Standard credit is 5 units for each semester course passed. An “F” or “WF” earns zero credit. To receive a high school diploma from West Covina Unified School District, students must complete the following credits:
- English: 4 years (40 credits)
- American Government: 1 semester (5 credits)
- World History/Cultures: 1 year (10 credits)
- Economics: 1 semester (5 credits)
- U.S. History: 1 year (10 credits)
- Computer Literacy: 1 semester (5 credits)
- Mathematics: 2 years (20 credits)
- 10 credits in Algebra I or higher
- Health: 1 semester (5 credits)
- Science: 2 years (20 credits)
- 10 credits in Life Science
- 10 credits in Physical Science
- Physical Education: 2 years (20 credits)
- Fine Arts/Foreign Language: 1 year (10 credits)
- Elective Credits: 4 years (70 credits)
A more detailed description of courses offered is available in this catalog.
California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
Current law requires students to pass an examination in language arts and mathematics in accordance with the statewide academically rigorous content standards adopted by the State Board of Education. Students are allowed to test once during their sophomore year, twice during the junior year and five times during their senior year in order to qualify for a high school diploma.
For further information, the California Department of Education provides answers to frequently asked questions about the California High School Exit Examination.