High school graduation requirements span grades 9-12. They are revised periodically to prepare students for continued success in higher education and the workplace. The district’s minimum graduation standards, as of Spring, 2003, are:
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Download the Pathways to Graduation document (large file, needs time to download)
High School "Blueprint" — A new High School "Blueprint" was created in 2002 to improve instruction further. For an update, contact the Office of Educational Services.
Advanced Placement — For college-bound students, Advanced Placement offers an opportunity to earn college credits by qualifying on College Board AP exams. Schools offer AP courses in subject areas such as English, math, foreign languages, history, economics, science and fine art. At the conclusion of each class, students take the qualifying exams.
Glendale Schools have excellent track records in preparing students to attain passing grades on these rigorous exams.
Beyond the Classroom — For many students, the high school experience extends beyond the classroom. They take advantage of numerous campus activities, from clubs, organizations and school projects to student government. These activities often help students discover special talents and interests they will pursue in later life. The district also offers opportunities for community service.
High School Proficiency Standards — Students must demonstrate mastery of proficiency standards in reading, writing and mathematics to qualify for a high school diploma. Beginning with the Class of 2006, students must pass the California High School Exit Exam in order to receive a diploma from any public high school in the state.
Students may demonstrate mastery of proficiency standards as early as ninth grade. Follow-up counseling and remediation courses are provided to students who require additional help mastering the proficiencies.
Preparing for Life After High School — As students progress toward graduation, they learn it’s important to plan for life after high school. Counselors, career center specialists and other support staff are ready to help.
Information and services available include higher education and financial aid advisement, career planning, personal counseling, and development of life-coping skills.