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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

DCHS offers three diploma options, enabling and preparing students for entrance to the college of their choice. 

The University Preparatory diploma meets or exceeds all of the requirements and recommendations of the University of California system. 

The College Preparatory diploma meets or exceeds all requirements of the University of California and California State University systems and private universities.

The Desert Christian High School diploma exceeds the graduation requirements of the State of California and enables student to be enrolled in a variety of colleges, universities, the military and other institutions requiring a high school diploma.

The goal of DCHS is to present an academic program consistent with a Christian philosophy of education and a biblical perspective so that all students realize the importance and relevance of the never-changing Word of God.

Total required – 240 credits or 250 credits for University prep

Subject Area

Bible

English

Foreign Language

Mathmatics

Science

Social Studies

Freshman Studies

Physical Education

Visual/Performing Arts

Electives

Standard Diploma

40

40

10

30

20

30

10

20

10

30                                                                                                                                  

College Prep

40

40

20

30 or 40* 

20

30

10

20

10

30

University Prep

40

40

30

40

30

30

10

20

10

*If students elect to take Algebra IIA and IIB, 40 units of math are required to graduate with a college prep diploma