Graduation Requirements

Louisiana Graduation Requirements

College and Career Diploma
Entering 9th Graders 2008-2009 and Beyond
 
 

LA Core 4 Curriculum

(Incoming Freshmen in 2008-2009 and beyond)


English – 4 Units

  • English I, II, III, IV

 

Math – 4 Units

  • Algebra I, Applied Algebra I, or 
    Algebra I – Pt. 2
  • Geometry or Applied Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Remaining unit from the following: Financial Math, Math Essentials, Advanced Math/Precalculus, Advanced Math-Functions and Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Math, or a local math elective approved by BESE

 

Science – 4 Units

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • 2 units of the following: Physical Science, Integrated Science, Physics I, Physics of Technology I, Aerospace Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics II, Physics of Technology II, Agriscience II, Anatomy and Physiology, or a local science elective approved by BESE*

 

Social Studies – 4 Units

  • 1/2 unit of Civics or AP American Government
  • 1/2 unit of Free Enterprise
  • American History
  • 1 unit from the following: World History, World Geography, Western Civilization, or AP European History
  • 1 unit from the following: World History, World Geography, Western Civilization, AP European History, Civics (second semester – 1/2 credit), Law Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or African-American Studies*

 

ATA Stock Pics _072**Health – 1/2 Unit

 

Physical Education – 1 1/2 Units

  • Physical Education I and Physical Education II, or Adapted Physical Education for eligible special education students. A maximum of 4 units of Physical Education may be used toward graduation
  • NOTE: The substitution of JROTC is permissible

 

Foreign Language – 2 Units

  • •2 units from the same foreign language or 2 units of speech

 

Arts – 1 Unit

  • 1 unit Fine Arts Survey or 1 unit of Art (§2333), Dance (§2337), Music (§2355), Theatre Arts (§2333), or Applied Arts*

 

Electives – 3 Units

Total – 24 Units
*Approved IBC-related course may be substituted for the 4th science or social studies or for the art course if the course is in the student’s career area of concentration.

 

 
 
 

Basic Core Curriculum

(Incoming Freshmen 2008-2009 and beyond)


English – 4 Units

  • English I, II, III, IV or Senior Applications in English

Math – 4 Units

  • Algebra I, Applied Algebra I or Algebra I-Pt. 1 and Algebra I-Pt. 2
  • Geometry or Applied Geometry
  • Remaining unit from the following: Algebra II, Financial Mathematics, Math Essentials, Advanced Mathematics I, Advanced Mathematics II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, or a local math elective approved by BESE

Science – 3 Units

  • Biology
  • 1 unit from the following Physical Science cluster: Physical Science, Integrated Science, Chemistry I, Physics I, Physics of Technology I
  • 1 unit from the following: Aerospace Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics II, Physics of Technology II, Agriscience II, Anatomy and Physiology, an additional course from the physical science cluster, or a local science elective approved by BESE
    • Students may not take both Integrated Science and Physical Science
    • Agriscience I is a prerequisite for Agriscience II and is an elective course

Social Studies – 3 Units

  • American History, 1/2 unit of Civics or AP American Government, 1/2 unit of Free Enterprise; and one of the following: World History, World Geography, Western Civilization, or AP European History

**Health – 1/2 Unit

Physical Education – 1 1/2 Units

  • Physical Education I and Physical Education II, or Adapted Physical Education for eligible special education students. A maximum of 4 units of Physical Education may be used toward graduation
  • NOTE: The substitution of JROTC is permissible

Electives – 8 Units