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Grad. Requirements

Monta Vista Graduation Requirements


  • 4-Years, 40 credits


  • 2-Years, 20 credits
  • Minimum Algebra 1, Geometry

Social Studies

  • 3-Years, 30 credits
  • World History (10th grade), US History (11th grade), Econ/Gov (12th grade)


  • 2-Years, 20 credits
  • 1-year of Life Science (i.e. Biology), 1-year Physical Science (i.e. Chemistry)

Physical Education

  • 2-Years, 20 credits

*World Language

  • 1-year, 10 credits

*Fine Art

  • 1-Year, 10 credits

*Applied Academics

  • 1-Year, 10 credits


  • 70 credits


Total Credits Required To Graduate From Monta Vista High School:  220

Pass ELA and Math Sections of California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)


*Students are only required to fulfill two out of three of these elective requirement in order to graduate. Example: a student can take 1-year of a Fine Art (i.e. Art 1) and 1-year of an Applied Academic (i.e. Wood 1)

**For a comparison of graduation and UC/CSU eligibility requirements, please see the link below:

Graduation & A-G Requirements