Graduation Requirements

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English (4 years; 40 credits)
OSA offers English I, English II, English III and English IV. Honors and AP Courses are available for 10th-12th grade.
Math (Must pass Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II)
OSA offers Algebra I, Geometry,  Algebra II, Pre Calculus (H) and AP Calculus.

Social Science (3 years; 30 Credits)
OSA offers World History, US History or AP History and US Government, Economics.

Science (3 years; 30 Credits) 
OSA offers Biology (Lab) and Chemistry (Lab), Creative Sciences/Health, Environmental Sciences (H), and Physics (H). OSA requires 9th graders to take Creative Sciences/Health. The State of California requires high school students to complete Biology and Chemistry or Physics.
Language other than English (2 years; 20 Credits)
OSA offers 3 levels of Spanish and French. Both have Honors options and students must complete two years of the same language. 
Completion of Arts Emphasis Program
Students not completing the full art program in their chosen emphasis will not be granted the privilege of participating in the graduation ceremony with their arts emphasis.
Additional Courses
Completion of these courses will make your application more competitive when applying for college.
  • Elective:  One year of an approved elective (10 credits)
  • Math (1 course; 10 credits)
  • Language other than English (1 course; 10 credits)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (1 course; 10 credits)

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Graduating 12th graders wishing to qualify for regular admission to a California State University must have the following: 
  • Qualifying eligibility index comprised of the GPA and test scores from the SAT I or ACT;
  • High school diploma, satisfactory GED scores or California Equivalency certificate;
  • Satisfactory completion of the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory high school subjects.
Students applying for admission to a University of California campus must complete the 15 units of high school coursework (currently known as the A-G subjects) listed below. One unit equals two semesters in one academic year of study.
In addition, students must meet an eligibility index comprised of the SAT I (or ACT), the SAT II English, the SAT II Mathematics, and a third SAT II score.
  • An alternative way to gain admission to a University of California campus is through the Eligibility by Examination Alone path.
  • There is a third path titled “Eligibility in the Local Context” available for students entering the University of California system.  For complete details, go the website:
Two years required including one year of world history, cultures, and geography and one year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government.

Four years of college-preparatory Engish that include frequent and regular writing, and reading of classic and modern literature.

Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include all topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and 2-and 3-dimensional geometry.

Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of these three disciplines: biology (which includes anatomy, physiology, marine biology, aquatic biology, etc.), chemistry, and physics. Three years recommended.

Two years (three recommended) of the same language.

One year, including dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art.

In addition to those courses required in A-F above, one year (two semesters) of college-preparatory electives are required, chosen from advanced visual and performing arts, history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science, and language other than English.