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Minimum Subject Requirements

Following are the minimum requirements for graduation,

for UC and CSU admission and for NCAA eligibility:

High School Subject Area

MVHS
Graduation
Requirements

UC Requirements
for Freshman Admissions

CSU Requirements for Freshman Admissions

NCAA Eligibility Requirements

(D1)=Division 1

(D2)=Division 2

English

Four years

Four years of approved courses

Four years of approved courses

(D1) Four years
(D2) Three years

Mathematics

Three years, through Geometry, or Integrated Math 2

Three years, including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra; or Integrated Math 1, 2 & 3

Four years recommended.

Three years, including algebra, intermediate algebra, and geometry; or Integrated Math 1, 2 & 3

(D1) Three years 
(D2) Two years

(Algebra 1 or higher for both Div 1 and Div 2)

Social Science

Four years

Two years of history/social science, including one year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government; and one year of world history, cultures, and geography.

Two years, including one year of U.S. history or U.S. history and government and one year of other approved social science.
 

(D1) Two years
(D2) Two years

Science

Two years, including one year each of Life and Physical sciences.

Two years with lab required, chosen from biology, chemistry, and physics.

Three years recommended.

Two years, including one year of biological and one year of physical science with lab.

(D1) Two years
(D2) Two years

Foreign Language

One year of either visual and performing arts or foreign language.

Two years in same language required.

Three years recommended.

Two years in same language required.

(D1) One year of additional English, mathematics or
natural/physical science PLUS four years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal
religion/philosophy).

(D2) Two years of additional English, mathematics or
natural/physical science PLUS three years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal
religion/philosophy).

Visual and Performing Arts

One year of visual and performing arts chosen from the following: dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art.

One year of visual and performing arts chosen from the following: dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art.

Physical Education

Three years

No Requirement

No Requirement

Electives

Fifty credits

One year

One year 

Total

22 classes totaling 
220 credits

15 classes
(7 in the last two years)

15 classes

(D1) 16 classes
(D2) 14 classes

All courses required for CSU/UC colleges must be passed with a “C” or better