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Middle School Graduation Requirements

Middle school students in grades 6­-8 are not on the credit system. They do not accumulate credits toward graduation from middle school to high school. They are, however, under certain restrictions as far as promotion is concerned. A middle school student is required to take and pass ALL “core” courses. Core courses are the subjects of Math, English, Science, and Social Studies. In the event one of these core courses is failed for the entire year, that course must be made up during the summer before entering school in the following year. If two or more of the core courses are failed, the student must repeat that school year.

High School Graduation Requirements

High school students in grades 9 through 12 work towards earning a specific number of graduation credits each year. Year long courses are worth one credit, while one semester courses are worth a ½ credit. Students must pass each course in order to obtain credit. These requirements were established in order to meet California’s minimum graduation requirements as well as match industry leading international schools in order to better prepare our students for entrance into respected colleges and universities.

AAIA High School (Gr 9-12) Graduation Requirements


Credits Required for Graduation

English Language Arts






Social Studies


World Language

Both credits must be for the same language.


Physical Education


Visual or Performing Arts

Chosen from: dance, drama, music, or visual art.






Service Learning

80 hours

*Beginning with the Class of 2021, students are required to take ½ credit in health.