FSUSD Graduation Requirements

The vision of Rodriguez High School is to challenge students to be good citizens,
critical thinkers and lifelong learners.
High School graduation is based on credits earned
Students need to earn 230 credits in order to graduate
Students take 60 credits of coursework each year
Credits are awarded for grades A, B, C and D
Students must also pass California High School Exit Exam in
English and Mathematics (offered February of 10th grade year)
 Social Studies
 Art/Foreign Language
 Physical Education
 Electives
Total Credits Required
30 (incl. Algebra 1)
20 (minimum 2 labs)
Entrance Requirements
a-g Requirements
. History
Laboratory Science
Foreign Language
2 years
4 years
3 years
2 years
2 years
1 year
1 year
Grade Point Average
-General Rule: The lower the
GPA, the higher SAT/ACT scores
must be:
-UC: Minimum GPA 3.0
-CSU: Minimum GPA 2.0
***Must complete these courses with C’s or higher BOTH
These are minimum requirements. To be more competitive consider taking additional courses. Check
the website www.ucop.edu/doorways/ for RHS/UC certified course list.
1800+ students
Closed campus
Mixed grade levels in classes (electives and
One lunch period with many lunch options
Students and staff wear IDs
District dress code policies are enforced
Credits/grades/GPA count toward graduation
and extra-curricular activity eligibility
NB: Students must dress for PE!
Rodriguez High School Mission
 Students, staff and administration collaboratively treat
each other according to the values of the RHS Way:
Responsible, Honorable, Safe.
 Student success is built on RHS staff and parents working
together to create learning environments promoting
critical thinking and active participation in the community,
which allows for a seamless transition to post-secondary
 The administration and staff supported by the students,
parents, and community will create a learning
environment that is equitable and free from fear, violence,
drugs, harassment, and alcohol.
Honors/AP Program:
 English Language, English Literature, European History, US History,
Government, Economics, French, Spanish, German, Physics, Calculus,
Statistics, Art History, Studio Art
CTE Programs:
 Tech, Biotech, Theater, Photography
Extra-Curricular Activities:
 REU, leadership, athletics, clubs, cheerleading
All 9th grade students create a four-year plan.
Beginning in 2013, all 9th grade students will
use Naviance for college planning.
Rodriguez High School has a block schedule
 Classes meet 3 times a week
▪ 1, 3, 5 classes meet on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
▪ 2, 4, 6 classes meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Classes meet for 104 minutes
RHS has an early release every Wednesday
Tutorial meets four days a week (41 minutes)
 Tutorial rotates through all six classes
 Students work on homework and class work
 Students can obtain passes to get additional help in classes as needed
Extra-Curricular Activities
 Dances, Rallies, Club Day, Friday activities,
Powder Puff, Hunger Games
 Fall, Winter, Spring Sports
 Minimum GPA is 2.0
Academic Planner
 All freshmen receive an academic planner to write down assignments,
tests, quizzes and projects
 Weekly Progress Reports (available upon request)
School After School
 Every Monday and Thursday from 3-4pm
 Students can get help in any course
 Many teachers also make themselves available to help students at
lunch and after school
 Open daily before school, during lunch and after school
Student Services
 Two Assistant Principals (A-L; M-Z)
 Academic counselors and school psychologists are
available daily
▪ Students can drop in or sign up to see their counselors
 School Resource Officer (FPD)
 School Nurse
Technology Tools
 Parent Portal, website (www.fsusd.org/rodriguez),
Naviance, twitter (@RHS MUSTANGS), Edmodo

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