High School Planning

  • Graduation Requirements

    In order to graduate from a CVUSD high school you must successfully complete the high school curricular requirements of the District.


    Subject Requirements 
     Semesters   Credits   
     English  8  40
     Health  1    5
     Mathematics  6  30
     Physical Education  4  20
     Physical Science  2  10
     Biology  2  10
     World History/Geography    2  10
     United States History  2  10
     Government and Politics***    1    5
     Economic Systems***   ****   1    5
     CTE (Career Technical Educations), Visual/Performing Arts or World Language*    2  10
     Electives**    75
     Total Required Credits
     * All 10 credits must be in the same category
     (CTE, Fine Arts, or World Language)
     ** Thirty (30) credits of the elective requirements must include courses offered in the
    following subject areas: visual/performing arts, foreign language, science, mathematics,
    social science, industrial arts, business, or consumer/family studies.
     ***Newbury Park High School students that successfully complete the two year 18
    History of the America sequence satisfy both of these requirements.
     ****Thousand Oaks High School students that successfully complete both semesters of
    Virtual Enterprise satisfy the graduation requirement for Economic Systems.

    Please note: Candidates for graduation must pass a course, or combination
    of courses, that meets or exceeds the standards for Algebra 1.


    High School Course Directory


    Technical/Career Preparatory Courses

    Career preparatory courses are available to juniors and seniors. Most courses are offered in Camarillo. Free bus transportation is available. Students earn 15 credits per semester and 30 credits for the year in these courses. 

    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 with 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 & 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.


    GPA is calculated as follows: A=4.0 B=3.0 C=2.0 D=1.0