Credo Graduation Requirements

The University of California has developed what is called their ‘a-g” list, using the alphabet to track the required number of courses in different content areas. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better to have course credit recognized by the universities. Credo’s graduation requirements meet, and in some cases, exceed the application requirements for the University of California and California State University systems.

Outline of Credo Graduation Requirements:

A  – History and Social Studies: 

30 Credits are required in the following areas:

  • U.S. History – 10 credits
  • American Government – 5 credits
  • Economics – 5 credits
  • World History – 10 credits
B – English
  • Four years or 40 credits

C – Mathematics

  • 3 years or 30 credits, 4 years recommended

D – Laboratory Science 

  • Credo students are enrolled in 4 years of integrated science earning earning 40 credits. The minimum U.C. requirement is 20 credits.

E – Language other than English

  • 30 Credits and Level 3. Four years and 40 credits are recommended.

F – Visual & Performing Arts

  • 10 Credits of visual and performing arts are required. Students are enrolled in art and music during 9th and 10th grade.

G – College Prep Elective

  • 10 Credits from a-f courses.

Physical Education 

  • 20 Credits

Community Service 

  • 20 hours per year in grades 9-11
  • 40 hours grade 12 (to be completed during Senior Service Project in Spring)

Senior Portrait

  • Twelfth grade students are enrolled in a senior portrait course in which they complete a self-portrait in either clay or oil paint.