Graduation Requirements

  1. High School Graduation Requirements

    University Preparatory Academy's graduation requirements, subject to annual review and revision by the UPA Board of Directors, meet or exceed the University of California “a-g" course requirements. The requirements are: 250 Credits,  completion of the above coursework and "a- g" requirements with a grade of C- or higher, pass a minimum of two AP college classes, successfully complete a minimum of 30 hours each year of service learning or community service projects, and receive certification of technology proficiency. Course requirements are also shown in the chart below.

Subject

UC Requirement

UPA Requirement

English

Four years

Four years

History/Social Studies

Two years

Three years

Mathematics

Three years

Three years *

Lab Science

Two years

Three years *

Foreign Language

Two years

Three years *

Visual & Performing Arts

One year

Two years *

College Preparatory Electives

Two years

6 classes @ 10 credits each. This requirement may be met by taking an additional year of Math, Lab Science, Foreign Language, or the Arts.

Advisory

None

Three years

Service Learning

None

30 hours per year

Technology

None

Proficiency

Physical Education

None

One year or waiver

* An additional year highly recommended 

Middle School Promotion Requirements

In order to ensure student success in high school, all 8th grade students will be considered for promotion to the 9th grade based on the following criteria:

  • Meet or Exceed Standards on the SBAC in Language Arts and Math

  • Passing UPA core classes with a grade of C- or higher

  • Growth on NWEA or equivalent test

    As per UPA Board Policy, a committee of teachers and administration will assess any student not meeting these requirements for promotion to the ninth grade on an individual basis. 

 

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