topleft >  Services >  Governance Technology > 

La Canada USD |  BP  6146.1  Instruction

High School Graduation Requirements/Standards Of Proficiency   

arrow Previous bar Next arrow

It shall be the responsibility of the Governing Board, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to establish La Canada High School graduation requirements and minimum standards of proficiency.

The Board desires to prepare each student to obtain a diploma of high school graduation in order to provide students with opportunities for postsecondary education and/or employment.

In order to qualify for the awarding of a diploma of graduation from La Canada High School, a student must complete the approved requirements.

Because the prescribed course of study may not accommodate the needs of some students, the Board shall provide alternative means for the completion of prescribed courses in accordance with law.

Credit for Courses taken online will be accepted as per the following requirements:

1. Prior approval is required before signing up for an online class. The online credit request form is to be completed in advance and requires signatures of parent, student, counselor and administrator.

2. Only courses certified by UC/CSU or out of state equivalent are eligible. Institutions offering online courses must have a current UC/CSU or equivalent certified course list which includes the online course being taken.

3. Online courses for transfer credit must be taken at a WASC or equivalent accredited institution.

4. Online credit approval is granted for credit recovery, acceleration, or enrichment outside the LCHS curricular offerings.

5. Online courses taken for acceleration must be taken at a California school.

6. Credits Allowed

a. A maximum of 40 online credits may be applied to meeting graduation requirements with no more than one online course taken per regular school year.

b. A maximum of one online course may be taken per each regular school year while enrolled concurrently at LCHS and any other non-online institution.

c. These maximums may be waived in special circumstances only upon approval by the principal or designee.

(cf. 6146.11 - Alternative Credits Toward Graduation)

(cf. 6146.2 - Certificate of Proficiency/High School Equivalency)

Legal Reference:


35186 Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures

37252 Supplemental instructional programs

37254 Supplemental instruction based on failure to pass exit exam by end of grade 12

37254.1 Required student participation in supplemental instruction

47612 Enrollment in charter school

48200 Compulsory attendance

48412 Certificate of proficiency

48430 Continuation education schools and classes

48645.5 Acceptance of coursework

49701 Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

51224 Skills and knowledge required for adult life

51224.5 Algebra instruction

51225.3 Requirements for graduation

51225.5 Honorary diplomas; foreign exchange students

51228 Graduation requirements

51240-51246 Exemptions from requirements

51250-51251 Assistance to military dependents

51410-51412 Diplomas

51420-51427 High school equivalency certificates

51450-51455 Golden State Seal Merit Diploma

51745 Independent study restrictions

52378 Supplemental school counseling program

56390-56392 Recognition for educational achievement, special education

60850-60859 High school exit examination

66204 Certification of high school courses as meeting university admissions criteria


1600-1651 Graduation of students from grade 12 and credit toward graduation


O'Connell v. Superior Court (Valenzuela), (2006) 141 Cal.App.4th 1452

Management Resources:



California Department of Education, California High School Exit Examination:


adopted: April 19, 2011 La Canada Flintridge, California