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IPE Applications

All Independent Physical Education paper applications will be turned into and processed at San Clemente HS


IPE Sports Qualifications 


  • IPE applications will be screened and approved prior to the start of the Fall Semester.
  • Approval notification will be sent via email.  
  • Online PE course enrollment (upon site approval) will be sent to families from the IPE teacher explaining next steps.
  • Application denials will also be notified via email.  If needed, the school site IPE Administrator can provide follow-up assistance.
  • Please review the IPE Guidelines to ensure that your packet is complete.  The IPE Guidelines are embedded within the IPE application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for IPE. 



If you have a student with a documented disability that affects how they test, they may be eligible for accommodations on their SAT/ACT and/or AP Exams.

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Academics & Curriculum

CUSD Graduation Requirements

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Students must complete 200/205* credits  to earn their high school diploma. These include individual subject requirements. Students will earn 5 credits per semester per class with a passing grade of A, B, C, or D.   

Classes where students receive a grade of “F” must be repeated in order to earn the credits needed to graduate and earn a diploma.

Graduation requirements by subject:

  • 4 years English
  • 3 years Mathematics (to include Algebra I)
  • 2 years Science (one life and one physical)
  • 3 years Social Science
  • 1 year Fine Art or World Language or CTE
  • 2 years Physical Education
  • 1 semester Health (class of 2022 & 2023 only)
  • 50 Elective Credits

*Due to COVID19, the district has adjusted graduation requirements and is waiving the health requirement for incoming 9th and 12 graders*

For detailed information regarding CUSD graduation requirements please see CUSD Course Catalog above. 

"a-g" : Requirements for UC and CSU admissions


High school graduation requirements are NOT the same as college admission requirements 

UC & CSU minimum requirements: 

a  -  History/Social Science- 2 years

b  -  English- 4 years

c  -  Math- 3 years (Algebra I and II, Geometry)       

d  -  Lab Science- 2 years (1 year physical, 1 year biological)

e  -  Foreign Language- 2  years (3 strongly recommended)

f  -  Visual Performing Art- 1 year

g  -  College Prep Elective- 1 year

(electives must be chosen from any approved “a-f” course


Required National Tests:

SAT or ACT for CSU (w/out writing) & UC  (include writing)

Minimum GPA in order to apply:        
  2.0 for CSU
  3.0 for UC

 **Students must earn a “C” or higher in ALL “a-g” courses.**   

Science Pathway

Science Pathway

Math Pathway

Math Pathway

English Pathway

English Pathway

Social Science Pathway

Social Science Pathway

CUSD Course Placement Guidelines

SCHS Academic Pathways

For course offerings and typical academic pathways: Course Pathways 

GPA Calculations

Semester grade point averages will be computed using the numerical value listed below . Grades earned in Advanced Placement and Honors classes will be computed using a "weighted" value. Accelerated courses do not carry a weighted grade. Physical education classes are not counted in the computation of the Academic GPA with the exception of determining eligibility.

Regular or Standard College Prep Courses Advanced Placement or Honors Courses
A = 4 grade points assigned A = 5 grade points assigned
B = 3 grade points assigned B = 4 grade points assigned
C = 2 grade points assigned C = 3 grade points assigned
D = 1 grade points assigned D = 1 grade point assigned
F = 0 grade points assigned F = 0 grade points assigned

UC-approved a-g course list

If you would like to view the high school courses that the UC system has approved as meeting a-g requirements at any school , please follow the link below. You will need to enter the school name into the search box. 

UC Doorways Institution Search

If you have problems with the link, please Google "UC Doorways".