In order to graduate, D155 students must obtain 20.25 credit units.
|Computer Education||0.5 units|
|Social Science*||2.0 units|
|Elective Courses**||6.0 units|
|Consumer Education***||0.25 units|
|Classroom Driver Education||0.25 units|
|Physical Education & Health||2.25 units|
* One year must be American History, where students must pass Federal and State Constitution exams, and one semester must meet the civics requirement (World Studies, World Studies Honors, AP Human Geography, Law in America, Civics, and AP European History all meet the civics requirement.)
** One credit of electives must be in art, foreign language, music, or vocational education.
***Requirement may be completed through some business classes, family and consumer science courses, or the Cooperative Education Program
All freshmen take Freshman Seminar, a decision-making and career awareness course.
College Entrance Requirements
Most colleges have courses they require incoming students to have taken in high school. Unfortunately, not all schools have the same entrance requirements. Some colleges might have entrance requirements that exceed Community High School District 155's graduation requirements.
When a student knows what college he/she would like to attend, he/she should carefully check that school's entrance requirements. The following high school courses would meet the requirements of most colleges:
- English >> 4 years
- Math >> 3 years
- Science >> 3 years
- Social Science >> 3 years
- Foreign Language/Fine Arts >> 2 years
Many colleges require less or will allow substitutions with vocational courses. Most universities require that these courses come from our regular honors track.
College entrance requirements are confusing and subject to change without notice. District 155 encourages all students to meet with guidance counselors to help clarify the requirements for specific schools or study.