ON THE ROAD TO GRADUATION 

SCA presents high school students with three graduation tracks to help meet academic and career goals after high school. While each student is required to complete 230 credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA (the BASIC TRACK), SCA encourages students to pursue the COLLEGE PREPARATORY TRACK at minimum in order to increase opportunities of success in college and in the work environment.

SCA GRADUATION TRACKS

1. BASIC DIPLOMA TRACK

Successful completion of 230 credits of required courses with a minimum 2.0 GPA

2. COLLEGE PREPARATORY TRACK

Successful completion of 240-270 credits of required courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA

3. HONORS TRACK 

Successful completion of 280+ credits of required courses with a minimum 3.5 GPA

See track outlines below for more details.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

Students who plan to earn a diploma with SCA must also meet the residency requirement*, which is a minimum of 4 courses (or 40 credits) each high school year at SCA. This includes SCA online courses.

*Requirements for residency and diplomas are based on policies set forth in the SCA Parent & Student handbook for the student's high school entry year unless otherwise stated. Current policies and requirements can be found in the current SCA Parent & Student Handbook.

Key: 10 credits is equal to 1 academic year or 2 semesters. 5 credits is equal to 1 semester

BASIC TRACK

Total Credits: 230

GPA: 2.0 minimum

 

English: 40 credits

Mathematics: 20 credits

Must include Algebra 1.

Science: 20 credits

Must include one 10 credits of life science and 10 credits of physical science.

Social Studies: 30 credits

Fine Arts: 10 credits

 

Foreign Language: 20 credits

Students are required to take 2 sequential levels of the same foreign language. 

 

PE: 20 credits

Electives: 70 credits total

Students must take coursework in the following elective areas as outlined below. 

Biblical Studies: 40 credits

Computer Elective: 10 credits

Computer based course

Geography Elective: 10 credits (required for students graduating in 2024 and later)

General Electives: 10-20 credits*

**The class of 2024 and later will only need 10 general elective credits. Students graduating before 2024 may elect to take Speech to fulfill their general elective credit requirements.

COLLEGE PREPARATORY

TRACK

Total Credits: 240-270

GPA: 3.0 minimum

Eligible to earn Valedictorian or Salutatorian awards

English: 40 credits

Mathematics: 20-30 credits

Must include Algebra 1. Students looking for acceptance to a CSU/UC should take math courses through Algebra 2 and are advised to take Pre-Calculus and Calculus if possible.

Science: 20-30 credits

Must include one 10 credits of life science and 10 credits of physical science. Students looking to attend college should take Biology and Chemistry to meet these requirements. 

Social Studies: 30 credits

Fine Arts: 10 credits

 

Foreign Language: 20-30 credits

Students are required to take 2 sequential levels of the same foreign language. CSU/UC bound students should take 3 years of the same language.

 

PE: 20 credits

Electives: 80 credits total

Students must take coursework in the following elective areas as outlined below. 

Biblical Studies: 40 credits

Computer Elective: 10 credits Computer based course

Geography Elective: 10 credits (required for students graduating in 2024 and later)

General Electives: 20-30 credits*

**The class of 2024 and later will only need 10 general elective credits. Students graduating before 2024 may elect to take Speech to fulfill their general elective credit requirements.

HONORS TRACK

Total Credits: 280+

GPA: 3.5 minimum

Eligible to earn Valedictorian or Salutatorian awards

English: 40 credits

Mathematics: 30-40 credits

Must include Algebra 1. Students looking for acceptance to a CSU/UC should take math courses through Algebra 2 and are advised to take Pre-Calculus and Calculus if possible.

Science: 30-40 credits

Must include one 10 credits of life science and 10 credits of physical science. Students looking to attend college should take Biology and Chemistry to meet these requirements. 

Social Studies: 30 credits

Fine Arts: 10 credits

Foreign Language: 30-40 credits

Students are required to take 2 sequential levels of the same foreign language. CSU/UC bound students should take 3 years of the same language.

PE: 20 credits

Electives: 90 credits total

Students must take coursework in the following elective areas as outlined below. 

Biblical Studies: 40 credits

Computer Elective: 10 credits Computer based course

Geography Elective: 10 credits (required for students graduating in 2024 and later)

General Electives: 30-40 credits*

**The class of 2024 and later will only need 10 general elective credits. Students graduating before 2024 may elect to take Speech to fulfill their general elective credit requirements.

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