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Graduation Requirements

All Synergy Quantum Academy students are required to take the following courses to meet the SQA graduation requirement. All students are required to successfully complete 240 credits (170 core curriculum and 70 other credits in order to graduate).

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
English* 8 semesters Visual & Performing Arts* 2 semesters
Math* 6 semesters Spanish* 4 semesters
History/Social Science* 6 semesters Engineering 2 semesters
Science* 6 semesters Seminar 8 semesters
College Prep Elective 2 semesters Synergy Electives 4 semesters

2 semesters = 1 year-long course; 1 semester = 5 units
* = core curriculum courses
1 Other Courses may include Elective classes that may be offered or additional courses in Math, Science, History/Social Science, Visual and Performing Arts, World Language, or Engineering beyond the required course load.

Synergy Quantum Academy Graduation Requirements
Subject Requirement Synergy Graduation Requirement UC and CSU Admission Requirement
History/Social Science (Core)
UC/CSU Requirement A
30 Semester Credits

10 credits World Geography and Cultures
10 credits World History/Honors World History
10 credits US History
5 credits US Government
5 credits Economics
20 Semester Credits (equivalent to two-year-long courses or four semesters) of history/social science courses are required. Coursework must include:
World History, Cultures, and Geography
US History/American Government (Civics)
English (Core)
UC/CSU Requirement B
40 Semester Credits

10 credits English 9
10 credits English 10
10 credits English 11/English 11 Honors
10 credits AP English Literature
40 Semester Credits (equivalent to four year-long courses or eight semesters) of college preparatory composition and literature are required. Both reading and writing components must be included in the courses.
Mathematics (Core)
UC/CSU Requirement C
30 Semester Credits

10 credits Algebra 1
10 credits Geometry
10 credits Algebra 2
10 credits Pre-Calculus
10 credits Calculus/AP Calculus
10 credits Statistics
30 Semester Credits (equivalent to three one-year courses) of college preparatory mathematics are required. Four years are strongly recommended. Minimum requirements:
Algebra
Geometry. Courses must include topics in two- and three-dimensional geometry.
Algebra 2
Science (Core)
UC/CSU Requirement D
30 Semester Credits

10 credits Biology
10 credits Chemistry
10 credits Physics
10 credits Cell and Molecular Biology
10 credits Ecology and Evolution
10 credits AP Environmental Science
20 Semester Credits (equivalent to two one-year courses) of laboratory science are required. The two units must provide fundamental knowledge in at least two of these three core disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics. Three years are strongly recommended.
Language other than English (Core)
UC/CSU Requirement E
20 Semester Credits

10 credits Spanish 1
10 credits Spanish 2
10 credits Spanish 3
10 credits AP Spanish Language
20 Semester Credits (equivalent to two one-year courses) of coursework in a single language. Three years are strongly recommended.
Visual and Performing Arts (Core)
UC.CSU Requirement F
10 Semester Credits

10 credits Music History/Appreciation
10 Semester Credits (equivalent to one one-year course) required.
College Prep Elective (Core)
UC/CSU Requirement G
10 Semester Credits

(Any course exceeding the minimum UC Requirement)
10 Semester Credits (equivalent to one one-year course) required. Course(s) can be taken in 9-12 grades but must fall within the following subject areas: visual and performing arts, history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science, and languages other than English.
Engineering 10 Semester Credits

10 credits Engineering
Required for High School diploma at Synergy Quantum Academy
Seminar 40 Semester Credits

10 credits Freshman Seminar
10 credits Sophomore Seminar
10 credits Junior Seminar
10 credits Senior Seminar
Required for High School diploma at Synergy Quantum Academy.
Synergy Electives 20 Semester Credits

Per semester:
5 credits Technology
5 credits Journalism
5 credits Math or Reading
Intervention
5 credits Choir
.5 credits House/Advisory

Any other courses above the minimum A-G Courses
Required for High School diploma at Synergy Quantum Academy.
CAHSEE Pass the CAHSEE and/or other test(s) that are required for a public high school diploma Required for High School diploma at Synergy Quantum Academy.
Community Service 40 hours Required for High School diploma at Synergy Quantum Academy.
Apply to at least 3 universities Must be a four-year university Required for High School diploma at Synergy Quantum Academy.