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Graduation Requirements

Students at El Camino High School are held to the same state standards and graduation requirements as they are at the comprehensive high school (220 credits, completion of Algebra I, and a 2.0 grade point average.


El Camino High School offers its students a CASHEE prep program known as the CASHEE Carousel of Success.  The program offers students intensive instruction in each content strand of the CASHEE.  Pass rates on the CASHEE for El Camino High School students continue to rate on par with their comprehensive school peers.  Moreover, student exit exam success has contributed greatly to overall school achievement, as evidenced by three consecutive years of significant API growth.      


Report cards are mailed home in a progress report forum and are issued at the end of each quarter as well as at the end of each semester.



Language Arts 40
Social Science 30
Science 20
Mathematics *30
Physical Education 20
Fine Arts or Foreign Language or Industrial Arts 20
Health  5
Required Subject Area Credits 165
Required Elective Credits 55
Total Credits  **220


*Students must pass Algebra I as part of the mathematics requirement.  Algebra I can be taken for a total of 20 credits.  All students must remain enrolled in Algebra I until this requirement is met.
**Students are also required to have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 to meet graduation requirements.  Students who do not meet this requirement must retake classes in which they earned a grade of “D” or “F” in order to raise the grade point average to a 2.0.


Provisions are made for students to gain extra credit outside the classroom.  These extra credit programs must be worked out in advance with the student’s counselor and teachers.

  • ADULT SCHOOL CLASSES: Academic & elective classes.
  • CLASSROOM ALTERNATIVE CREDIT OPTIONS:  Credit may be earned by completing projects at home as approved by the teachers.
  • INDEPENDENT STUDY:  A program where credits can be earned in all subject areas with attendance on a one-day-a-week basis.  This is limited to students having special needs.
  • REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM (ROP): Vocational training classes offered throughout the district.  One credit is earned for each 15 hours of attendance in class.
  • VEYSEY: Credit by attending community college.
  • WORK STUDY PROGRAM: Students may be in this program if they are enrolled in work experience and work more than 30 hours per week.