Students must earn a
total of 230 credits for graduation.
A student may earn 5 credits per 18-week semester for each successfully
Any student who wishes to receive a diploma from El Molino prior to completing the regular four-year course of study must have completed the appropriate credits and all required subject matter.
The California High School Proficiency (CHSPE) is an option available to students who wish to leave school prior to reaching the age of 18.
English – 40 credits
and competency standards
Geography – 5 credits
World Civilizations 10 credits
United State History – 10 credits
American Government – 5 credits
Economics – 5 credits
Mathematics – 20 credits and competency standards
Physical Education – 20 credits
Science – 20 credits (must include 10 credits of a physical science and 10 credits of a life science)
10. Fine Arts – 10 credits
11.Practical Arts – 10 credits
12.Elective Classes – to meet the total required credits
Waiver – Participation in interscholastic athletics may substitute for up to one year of required physical education. Ninth grade physical education is required. A waiver may be granted only for courses after the ninth grade. Students will not receive credit for physical education by participation in athletics, but will receive a waiver from the requirement. A student may not waive more that one semester for any single sport. Participation in athletics during the ninth grade will not be applied towards this waiver.
Each student must meet competency standards in the area of mathematics, reading, English and written expression. Once a student meets one of the four standards, the student does not have to be tested again for that particular skill area.
Summer school classes are highly recommended for students who wish to develop competency in these required skills.