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High School

High School Readiness Index

Are you ready for High School?

Research shows the following factors strongly affect your chance of graduating from high school. How well do they describe YOU?

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  • My Grade Point Average (GPA) is 2.5 or above.

  •  My attendance is at least 96% or better.

  •   I have no D's or F's in English/Language Arts.

  •   I have no D's or F's in math.

  •  I have not been suspended.

Q:  Why does attendance matter?
Less than half of middle school students who were absent 8 or more days in a school year ended up graduating high school.


Q:  Why does GPA matter?
Only 4% of those students who left middle school with less than a 2.0 GPA graduated high school.


Q:  Why do ELA/Math grades matter?
Only three percent of students who had D's / F's in middle school ELA and math graduated from high school.


Conclusion:  Your effort in Middle School sets the path for high school.  Do the right thing now!

California State University/University of California
A-G Subject Requirements for grades 9 - 12

Courses Required
15 College prep courses from approved A-G list, including:
A. History/Social Science
2 years of history/social science, including one year of U.S. history or one semester of U.S. history and one semester of American government, and...
2 semesters of history/social science from either the "A" or "G" subject areas
2 semesters of world history, cultures and geography from the "A" subject area
B. English
4 years of English, which can include not more than one year of ESL/ELD courses
C. Mathematics
3 years of math (algebra 1-2, geometry, intermediate algebra); 4 years recommended
D. Laboratory Science
2 years of laboratory science
Including one year of physical science and one year of biological science; one of which must be from the "D" subject area with the other from either "D" or "G"
Including at least two of the three core disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics, both from the "D" subject area. 3 years recommended.
E. Language Other than English
2 years of language other than English. Must be the same language.
3 years recommended
F. Visual and Performing Arts
1 year of visual and performing arts (selected from dance, theatre/drama, or visual arts).
G. College Preparatory Elective
1 year elective chosen from any of the areas on the approved A-G course list, excluding those designated as non-elective.