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Course Requirements

El Camino High School Graduation Requirements

Required Courses and Credits:

4 years English 40 credits
2 years Math (Algebra 1 & Geometry) 20 credits

3 years Social Studies

  • 1 year World History (10th grade)
  • 1 year U.S. History (11th grade)
  • 1 year Economics/Government (12th grade)
30 credits
2 years Science 20 credits
2 years Physical Education 20 credits
1 semester Health 5 credits
1 year Fine Arts or 1 year Foreign Language 10 credits
Elective Courses (minimum number of credits) 75 credits
Total (minimum requirements) 220 credits


General Remarks:

  • A one-period course for one semester (18 weeks) equals five high school credits (5 credits).
  • A one-period course for a year (36 weeks) equals ten high school credits (10 credits).
  • A normal course load for one year is six courses each semester or 60 credits per year.
  • The requirement for graduation is a minimum of 220 credits.
  • Students who retake a course they have already passed will not receive credit twice, unless the course has the designation MBRFC (May Be Repeated For Credit).
  • In Math, Science, Foreign Language and elective courses students must pass with a C or better to move on in that particular academic sequence.