The University Preparatory Academy requires the student to complete 225 credits to graduate. These graduation requirements are aligned to Cal State Universities and the University of California A-G minimum requirements for acceptance. Graduating from the UPREP Academy does not guarantee acceptance into any UC or CSU school. The student who graduates from the UPREP academy will have met the minimum acceptance criteria. Students are encouraged to take Advanced Placement courses, concurrently enroll at their local community college, and take classes above the minimum requirements for entry into the University of California or Cal State schools.
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Liberal Arts Academy
The Liberal Arts Academy also requires the student to complete 225 credits to graduate. The course requirements are NOT aligned to the University of CA or CSU requirements for admissions. Students who graduate from the Liberal Arts Academy will still be eligible to attend many other four and two-year colleges and Universities in CA and throughout the country. The primary difference from the University Preparatory Academy is that since the focus is not on completing the University of California A-G course requirements, students have more flexibility of which courses will meet their high school diploma requirements. For example, all Pivot students must finish 2 years of science in order to receive a diploma; one year of physical science and one in a life science. University Prep students must take Biology, Chemistry and sometimes Physics to fulfill those requirements. Liberal Arts Academy students can substitute different courses to fulfill their science requirements by taking rigorous courses such as Earth Science to fulfill their physical science requirement or Environmental Studies to fulfill their life science requirement.
All students in both academies are encouraged to take concurrent enrollment in community colleges.