Graduation Requirements

Cardinal Newman offers a curriculum that includes all courses necessary to fulfill the admission requirements of the University of California and the California State University systems. Students must earn 290 credits for graduation status. In most cases, five units of credit are granted for passing each semester class.

Subject

Years/Semesters

CNHS req

credits

UC req

Theology

4 Years

40 credits


*Community Service Program

4 Years

10 credits


English

4 years

40 credits

40 credits

Social Studies

3 Years

UC requires 2 yrs

30 credits


20 credits

Science

2 Years - Biology & a physical science req

UC recommends 3 yrs

20 credits


20 credits


30 credits

Math

3 Years

Algebra & Geometry req

UC recommends 4 yrs

30 credits

30 credits

40 credits

Modern/Classic Language

2 Years

UC recommends 3 yrs

of same language


20 credits

20 credits

30 credits

Physical Education

Dance, PE, Wgt Trng

1.5 Years

Team sports available for up to 10 credits

15 credits


Visual & Performing Arts

1 year

UC recommends 1 yr

10 credits



10 credits

Electives

4 years

UC recommends 1 yr


40 credits

Addl credits

available


10 credits

*CBSL project completion

Included in the class work of both Theology and English.Completed in Senior year



Total

Equivalent to 28 yearly courses + 1 service year






7 classes per year = 70 credits x 4 years = 280 credits in classes taken

add 10 service credits = 290 credits

*The Service program is central to the mission of Cardinal Newman,

“To educate our students in the wholeness of mind, body, and spirit through the teachings of Jesus Christ as proclaimed by the Catholic Church. Our students learn to apply leadership skills and talents in service to others.”

Therefore each student must successfully pass the service program to be eligible to graduate.


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