High School Planning


cap&diplomaGraduation Requirements:
In order for students to graduate from high school, they must fulfill certain requirements. There are specific courses that students must pass. In addition, they must earn at least 230 credits. In addition, students must pass Algebra 1 as well as the California High School Exit Exam. To see a list of the courses required for high school graduation, please click on this link - Graduation Requirements

CVUSD High School Course Directory


Course Levels:
The classes offered at Century Academy, are offered at various levels: standard, college preparatory, honors, and advanced placement. To learn more about each level start on page 22 "Course Level Descriptions" in the above referenced CVUSD High School Course Directory. Students who are interested in changing their course level are encouraged to discuss this with their counselor. Students are required to fill out a petition form to move up a level and a change level form to move down a level.


Schedule of Classes:
Students are required to take specific classes their freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year. In grades 9 - 11, the students are required to take six classes. In general, each year long class will earn 10 credits and semester classes 5 credits. Assuming they have passed all of their classes, they will have earned 180 credits, leaving 50 credits for their senior year. Students in this situation have the option of only taking 5 classes their senior year.


California High School Exit Exam:
One of the requirements for high graduation is passing the California High School Exit Exam. To learn more about the California High School Exit Exam, please click here.


California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) Test Dates


Technical/ Career Preparatory Courses:
Career preparatory course are available to juniors and seniors. A few courses are offered on the TOHS campus, while most are offered in Camarillo. Free bus transportation is available. Students earn 15 credits per semester and 30 credits for the year in these courses. To learn more about our Regional Occupational Program, please click here. - Regional Occupational Program


Work Permits and Work Experience:
Once students have been hired, they may pick up the application for their work permit in the office. The student, parent, and employer will need to fill out the form completely. When the form is complete, students will return the application form to the office. The work permit will be available for pickup within 24 hours. The Work Experience class is available to juniors and seniors who have a job. If students are working 10 hours a week, they will earn 5 credits per semester. If they are working 20 hours a week, they will earn 10 credits per semester.


Failed Classes and Credit Recovery:
Students who have failed a required class, will need to make it up and earn a passing grade of at least a D in order to graduate. Students must pass each semester. A passing grade in the second semester does not validate a failing grade from the first semester. Students who have failed an elective are not required to make up the course. However, they will not earn credits toward the 230 credits necessary to graduate. They will need to recover the credits lost by taking the class over or through other course work. Students who have failed classes should meet with the counselor to discuss how to recover the lost credits and get back on track to graduate.


California High School Proficiency Exam:
Students who are considering dropping out of high school may want to consider the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE). The CHSPE is a voluntary test that assesses proficiency in basic reading, writing, and math skills. Students must be at least 16 years old and in at least their second semester of 10th grade. Students who pass the CHSPE are awarded a Certificate of Proficiency. Students who receive a Certificate of Proficiency, may with parental approval, leave high school early. The Certificate of Proficiency is not equivalent to completing all course work required for regular graduation from high school. Follow this link, for more information on the California High School Proficiency Exam. Click on link for CHSPE flyer.


GPA:
GPA is calculated as follows: A=4.0 B=3.0 C=2.0 D=1.0 (Pluses or minuses do not add or subtract points)


Cumulative GPA:
The grade point average earned for all high school courses attempted (including Geometry H and foreign language in the 8th grade, if taken) computed by dividing the total number of points received from grades by the total number of courses taken.


Scholastic GPA:
The grade point average earned for all high school courses (including Geometry H and foreign language in the 8th grade, if taken) except physical education.


Weighted GPA:
All Honors and AP courses have a GPA calculation of 5.0, 4.0, 3.0, and 1.0 for A, B, C, and D. The weighted GPA is not used for rank.


Indexed GPA:
All Honors and AP courses earn an additional .02 points for an "A" and .01 points for a "B." These additional points are added to the Scholastic GPA to compute the Indexed GPA.