Academic Counseling

Graduation Requirements

Credit Requirement: 215

A semester course = 5 credits

Typically a student earns 30 credits each semester; 60 credits each year

All students shall be required to complete the following with a grade of "D" or higher: 

a. English: 40 credits in approved English courses

b. Social Science: 30 credits including Global Perspectives or World History (10), US History (10), Political Science (5), and Economics (5). 

c. Health: 5 credits

d. Science: 20 credits including 10 earth or physical science and 10 life science

e. Mathematics: 20 credits including Algebra 1 or Math 1

f. Physical Education: 20 credits. In addition, each student must pass a physical fitness test. 

g. World Language OR Visual Performing Art: 10 credits

h. General Electives: 70 credits

Graduation Requirements for ELD Students:

English: 40 credits of English are required

    10 credits of ELA/ELD 1 will count for English credit for graduation. 

    10 credits of ELA/ELD 2 will count for English credit for graduation. 

All other graduation requirements are the same as above. 

Academic Support

What if my student is struggling in a class?

Communicate with your student to discover the root of the problem (e.g. study habits, motivation, deficits). Next, encourage your student to utilize the supports on this page! If your student continues to struggle in a class, contact the teacher via email for additional support. 

Homework Log:

Keep your daily planner up to date (assignments & due dates, test dates, etc.). Make sure all work is Done Done! Not just done, but it is complete, with name and date, in your backpack or notebook, and ready to turn in.

Office Hours: 

Spend office hours in the classes you need additional help or clarification. Don't wait until the week of a big test or project. Seek help early when you need it!  

Weekly Progress Report:

You may wish to bring a progress report to each class at the end of the week. Progress report forms are in the front office and in the counseling office. Have each teacher sign off on this report and show it to your parents at the end of the day. To help build your independence, we suggest you and your parent(s) work out the expectations. For example, you may want to agree that the progress report is on the refrigerator by 4 pm on Fridays.

After School Peer Tutoring:

No cost tutoring is available for one hour after school in Room 319, Monday through Thursday, during most weeks during the school year. Bring your work with you. Peer tutors and teachers are there to help you, however, you must ask and be prepared with questions for these tutors.

After School Homework Lab:

If you need a place to get your homework done, come to the Library after school. The library is open for one hour after school, Monday through Thursday, during most weeks.

Disco:

This after-school program is offered for students in need of additional support with organizing, tracking and completing their school work. Although this program is optional, once signed-up students are expected to attend regularly or they will be dropped to accommodate other students interested in the program. Speak to your Counselor to sign up.

Add/Drop Dates

The following timeline indicates calendar dates for adding and dropping a course. A student may enter a course for credit no later than the last day of the second week of the semester. The University High School philosophy of working with students includes encouraging students to remain in the class throughout the semester. If the student is appropriately placed in the class, every effort should be made to encourage students to remain until the 7th week to help students achieve and strive for success. Withdrawal after the 7th week will result in an F grade. 

2018-2019 dates will be posted soon.