Graduation Requirements

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The New West Charter High School graduation requirements are some of the highest in the state. When students meet our requirements to graduate it automatically places them in the most competitive category of applicants to universities. A huge benefit to all students at NWC.


English | 4 Years
English 9/Composition, World Literature, American Literature, British Literature & Composition.
CA Min Req: 3 Years | CSU Req: 4 Years | UC Req: 4 Years

Mathematics | 3 Years
Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus, Calculus AB, and Calculus BC.
CA Min Req: 2 Years | CSU Req: 3 Years | UC Req: 3 Years (4 Recommended)

Social Sciences / History | 3 Years
World History, US History, American Government & Economics.
CA Min Req: 3 Years | CSU Req: 2 Years | UC Req: 2 Years (3 Recommended)

Sciences with Lab | 3 Years (2 years must be a lab science)
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science.
CA Min Req: 2 Years | CSU Req: 2 Years | UC Req: 2 Years (3 Recommended)

Foreign Language | 2 Years (Completed In HS Only)
Spanish, French or Latin. Recommended to take the same language.
CA Min Req: 1 Year | CSU Req: 2 Years | UC Req: 2 Years (3 Recommended)

Visual / Performing Arts | 1 Year
Studio Art (all levels), Music & Dance (all levels).
CA Min Req: 1 Year | CSU Req: 1 Year | UC Req: 1 Year

Physical Education | 2 Years
CA Min Req: 2 Years | CSU Req: N/A | UC Req: N/A

Elective Health | 1 Year
CA Min Req: N/A | CSU Req: N/A | UC Req: N/A

Total Course Load | 19 Classes
CA Min Req: 13 Classes | CSU Req: 15 Classes | UC Req: 15-20 Classes

CAHSEE | Must pass
All students must pass the CAHSEE to graduate.
CA Min Req: Must pass | CSU Req: Must pass | UC Req: Must pass

NWGP Digital Portfolio | Required
All students are required to prepare and present a digital portfolio on a yearly basis.
CA Min Req: N/A | CSU Req: N/A | UC Req: N/A