Graduation Requirements

Escondido Charter High School offers two academic diploma plans and one general diploma plan. The advanced academic diploma plan is designed to ensure that students meet the entrance requirements of the California State Universities, University of California, and other highly competitive universities. The academic diploma plan is available for students seeking entry to .California State Universities and similar institutions. Both the advanced academic and academic diploma plans are available (with slight variations) to all students at Escondido Charter High School. The general diploma plan is only available for students in the Escondido Charter High School Flex 1:1 (independent learning) program. The general diploma plan meets California State requirements for graduation, but does not meet the entrance requirements for California State Universities or colleges with equivalent entrance requirements.

Choosing an appropriate diploma plan depends on the post graduation goals of the student. Making a decision about the best diploma is an important decision and should involve the student, parent, and appropriate school administrators.

Advanced Academic Diploma (260 Credits):

The advanced academic diploma plan is designed for students who are planning to attend the University of California system or other highly competitive schools. All students entering this program must be prepared to take college preparatory courses in English, science, mathematics, and first year foreign language as a freshman.

SUBJECTS:

English - 40 credits
Academic Writing* - 10 credits
Mathematics - 30 credits
Science - 30 credits
Computers - 20 credits
Fine Arts - 10 credits
Foreign Language - 30 credits
World History - 10 credits
U.S. History - 10 credits
American Government - 5 credits
Economics - 5 credits
World Geography** - 5 credits
Health** - 5 credits
Physical Education - 20 credits
Electives - 40 credits

TOTAL: 260

* Not required for Escondido Charter High School Flex Learning students.
** Only required for Escondido Charter High School Flex One-to-One students.

Academic Diploma (230 Credits):


The academic diploma plan is designed for students who are planning to attend California State Universities and colleges with equivalent entrance requirements.

SUBJECTS:

English - 40 credits 
Academic Writing* - 10 credits
Mathematics - 30 credits 
Science - 30 credits
Computers - 20 credits 
Fine Arts - 10 credits 
Foreign Language - 20 credits 
World History - 10 credits 
U.S. History - 10 credits
American Government - 5 credits 
Economics - 5 credits 
World Geography** - 5 credits
Health** - 5 credits
Physical Education - 20 credits
Electives - 20 credits

TOTAL: 230

* Not required for Escondido Charter High School Flex Learning students.
** Only required for Escondido Charter High School Flex One-to-One students.

General Diploma (210 Credits):

The general diploma plan is only available for students in the Escondido Charter High School Flex 1:1 (independent learning) program. This plan meets California State requirements for graduation, but does not meet the entrance requirements for California State Universities or colleges with equivalent entrance requirements.

SUBJECTS:

English - 40 credits 
Mathematics - 20 credits 
Science - 20 credits
Computers - 10 credits 
Fine Arts - 10 credits 
World History - 10 credits 
U.S. History - 10 credits
American Government - 5 credits 
Economics - 5 credits 
World Geography - 5 credits
Health - 5 credits
Study Skills - 5 credits
Physical Education - 20 credits
Electives - 45 credits

TOTAL: 210