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Graduation Requirements

General Requirements for Graduation

SUBJECT                                            CREDITS

      ENGLISH.............................................40 credits        

SOCIAL SCIENCE..................................30 credits 

MATHEMATICS......................................30 credits 

SCIENCE.................................................30 credits 

     PHYSICAL EDUCATION...........................20 credits      

 FINE ART/CTE/MODERN LANGUAGE....20 credits  

 ELECTIVES.................................................60 credits  

230 Credits are required as mandated by the

HLP Unified School District.  The student must also pass

Math 1 and demonstrate Computer Literacy.           

How does gpa work?

Keep in mind that there are many different GPA's that are used for colleges, financial aid, and even scholarships.  See the college planning section for more information on this.  On a very basic level, your GPA is made up using the following formula:

A= 4 points, B= 3 points, C= 2 points, D= 1 point and F= 0 points; add up the number of points you have and divide by the number of classes you counted.  What about honors?  Great question! 

Here is a quick reference breaking down the different GPA's that are often used:

Cumulative Unweighted GPA (found on your transcript): Every class listed on your transcript using the basic formula above with NO additional points for honors or AP classes.  This GPA can never be higher than 4.0.

Cumulative Weighted GPA (found on your transcript): Every class listed on your transcript; an extra point will be given for every honors or AP class where a C or higher is earned.  While this GPA can often go above a 4.0, the GPA scale used is still considered to be a 4.0 scale. 

A-G College Admission GPA, often referred to as a "recalculated GPA": This GPA is NOT found on your transcript; however you can view this under the College Requirements section on your Aeries account.  CSU and UC campuses use this GPA to evaluate students for college admission.  It includes only the grades earned in A-G classes beginning the summer after freshmen year.  AP classes will always earn an extra point (as long as they are passed with a C or better) but not ALL honors classes are given an extra point for this GPA.  To see what Wilson offers that is A-G approved as well as which classes earn the extra point, see our official A-G course list.  Keep in mind that colleges will limit extra points to a maximum of eight semesters, including no more than four semesters taken in the 10th grade year.

REPEATED COURSES: If you earn a grade of D or lower in a class and choose to repeat it for grade improvement, the higher grade earned will be used to calculate your GPA provided the courses are the same.  Example, if you earn a D in Math 3 and then take Math 3 again over summer school and earn an A, the A would be used in your GPA calculation, not the D.  However, if you earned an F in English 2 Honors and then took English 2 over summer school and got a B, BOTH the F and B would be calculated in your GPA since they are not the same course.  

Confusing?  Don't worry, that's why you have a counselor!

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Looking for more details as to what classes can be taken to fulfill graduation and college requirements?  Please see these additional documents:

Courses with Codes
course codes
Math Pathway
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BioMed Pathway Samples
Community Service

Wilson High school does not have any community service hours required for graduation - that doesn't mean it isn't a great thing to do!  Find soemthing meaningful with one of our many on campus clubs or try a search site like this one: TeensVolunteer.org

Looking for more information about Wilson High School such as colleges our recent graduates are attending or AP test pass rates?  Check out the Glen A. Wilson HS Profile from last year!  Where did our graduates attend after Wilson?  2019 Destination Report

Learn More About AP

Want to learn more about AP courses and the material covered?  Check out the AP Collegeboard website and click on a course you are interested in learning more about!