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GRADUATION AND UC/CSU REQUIREMENTS

Courses from California high schools and online schools used to satisfy the "a-g" subject requirements must be approved by UC and appear on the institution's "a-g" course list. Please use the resources below. 

 

San Mateo Union High School District students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 170 credits in required courses and 50 additional credits of elective coursework, making a total of 220 credits. Each course passed earns 5 credits. Please see here for specific Hillsdale course titles.  Hillsdale A-G Requirements

 

Additional resources can be found: 

 http://www.csumentor.edu/AboutMentor/counselor_educator/

https://doorways.ucop.edu/list/app/home?execution=e1s4 

 

Subject

Hillsdale High School

CSU/UC “A-G” Requirements

Social Studies

“A” Requirement

40 Credits:   Modern World History 1-2, Contemporary World Studies, U.S. History 1-2, American Government, Economics

2 years: World History, US History

English

“B” Requirement

40 Credits:   English 9, English 10, English 11 and English 12

 

4 years: College Prep English

Mathematics

“C” Requirement

30 Credits: 

Must include Algebra 1

 

3 years: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2

Lab Science

“D” Requirement

20 Credits: 10 credits in Biological science and 10 credits in physical science.

 

2 years: Lab Science including physical science and life science

 

*3 years recommended

World Languages

“E” Requirement

10 Credits

2 years of the same language

 

*3 years recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

“F” Requirement

10 credits

1 year

Electives

“G” Requirement

50 Credits

1 year

CTE

10 Credits

 

none

PE

20 credits

 

none

Health

5 credits

 

none

Total Credits

220 Credits

 

 

Additional Non-Course Requirements

Passing credit on senior defense

Possible: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests

Calculating GPA 

 

To calculate your grade point average - add up all the points from your grades and divide by the number of classes you’ve taken.

A = 4 points

B = 3 points

C = 2 points

D = 1 point

F  = 0 points

To calculate your Advisory grade, divide the letter grade you receive in half (for example, if you earned an A, give yourself 2 points).  Now add .5 to the total number of classes you’re dividing by.  If you’re taking six classes you would divide your total points by 6.5 (six classes plus .5 for Advisory)

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