Credit Requirements

  • A student must earn at least 100 credits in order to qualify for promotion from middle school in Glendale Unified School District.

    For 7th and 8th Grade

    • There is a potential of earning 140 credits in middle school.
      A student earns 5 credits for each class they pass (Grade D or better) each semester.
    • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of seven periods each semester which will include Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History, Physical Education, and an elective or reading courseSeven classes at 5 credits per semester equals 35 credits.
    • 35 credits for the 4 semesters of middle school equals 140 credits.

    Promotion Requirements

    To promote an eighth grade student must have:

    • Earned 100 credits
    • No more than four "Us" in Citizenship, in the eighth grade
    • No more than 2"Us" and 2"Fs" in the Spring Semester of the eighth grade year in Citizenship

    Summer School

    Students can also earn up to 20 credits in summer school.

     
     
    Required Testing
    CAASPP and i-Ready
     
    6th Grade Required Classes
       English or English Language Development (ELD)
       Social Studies
       Mathematics
       Science
       Physical Education (PE) 
     
    7th Grade Required Classes
       English or English Language Development (ELD)
       World History
       Mathematics
       Life Science
       Physical Education (PE)

    8th Grade Required Classes
       English or English Language Development (ELD)
       United States History
       Mathematics
       Physical Science
       Physical Education (PE)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     High School Graduation Requirements
     
    Graduation Requirements
    Minimum 220 Credits*
     
    Course *
     Yr./Sem. *
     Credits *
    World History
     1 yr.
     10  
    U.S. History
     1yr.
     10  
    American Govt.
     1 sem.
     5  
    English
     4 yr.
     40  
    Algebra 1AB
     1 yr.
     10  
    Geometry 1-2
     1 yr.
     10  
    Physical Science
     1 yr.
     10  
    Life Science
     1 yr.
     10  
    Health
     1 sem.
     5  
    Career Prep
     1 sem.
     5  
    P.E.
     2 yrs.
     20  
    Economics
     1 sem.
     5  
    General Electives
     14 sem.
     70  
            Total Credits
     
     220   
     
     *   Graduation requirements are subject to change/updates. Students must
         check with the High School counselors to verify graduation requirements.