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High School Graduation & College Admission Requirements

IVA High students are required to complete the following:

Area of Study

IVA High Graduation Requirements

UC/CSU Admission Requirements

A. Social Studies/History

3 years

2 years/3 years recommended

B. English

4 years

4 years

C. Mathematics

3 years (4 years recommended)

3 years/ 4 recommended

D. Laboratory Science

2 years (3 years recommended)

2 years/ 3 recommended

E. World Language

2 years 

2 years/ 3 recommended 

F. Art

1 year 

1 year

G. College Preparatory Elective

1 year

1 year

Cornerstone Humanities Courses

2 years


Physical Education

2 years



4 years (no credit course)


Total required credits

Each semester course = 5 credits

200 credits minimum

150 credits


Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) Options

IVA High offers Honors and Advanced Placement courses, providing engaged, high-achieving students with opportunities to explore subjects at a deeper level. Studies have shown that the rigor of a student's high school curriculum is the single best predictor of success in college. By joining our accelerated community of learners, students are supported through these challenging, yet productive points of growth. 

Our Guidance Counselor and Advisors play an important role in guiding students each year to map out course selections. 

The following are examples of courses offered:


Honors Courses

Advanced Placement Courses 

Honors English (9-12th)

AP English Literature 

Honors Algebra I/II 

AP World History 

Honors Geometry 

AP US History 

Honors Trig/Pre-Calculus 

AP Macro Econ 

Honors Conceptual Physics 

AP Calculus AB 

Honors Spanish II 

AP Biology 

Honors Spanish III 

AP Chemistry 

Honors Philosophy/Logic/Ethics

AP Physics 

Honors Creative Writing

AP Spanish

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