Hard Work, Rewarded
Seeing students graduate is a rewarding experience for our whole community of educators, parents, and students. Everyone is highly invested, and works incredibly hard throughout the school year to help students succeed. A bright, shiny diploma at the end makes it all worth it. Full-time students typically participate in our spring commencement ceremony, where they are recognized for their academic achievement.
Full-time students with NUVHS complete a minimum of six courses per semester, or 12 courses in a year. Students must complete a total of 230 credits in the listed subjects in order to meet minimum graduation requirements (based upon Education Code 51225).
However, students seeking to apply to four-year universities are strongly encouraged to pursue additional credits, complete academic electives, and select Advanced Placement (AP) options, when available, to meet college entrance requirements.
Full-time students are required to achieve a passing grade in each of the following courses for graduation:
|English: 40 credits|
|English 9 A/B||10 credits|
|English 10 A/B||10 credits|
|English 11 A/B||10 credits|
|English 12 A/B||10 credits|
|Math: 30 credits|
|Algebra I A/B||10 credits|
|Algebra II A/B||10 credits|
|Geometry A/B||10 credits|
|Social Science: 30 credits|
|World History A/B (grade 10)||10 credits|
|U.S. History A/B (grade 11)||10 credits|
|American Government (grade 12)||5 credits|
|Economics (grade 12)||5 credits|
|Science: 20 credits|
|Biological Science||10 credits|
|Physical Science||10 credits|
|Physical Education: 20 credits|
|Visual and Performing Arts (grade 9): 10 credits|
|Foreign Language/Arts: 20 credits|
|Electives: 60 credits|
At NUVHS, we’re committed to your child’s education—whether he or she is a full-time or part-time student. Teachers frequently meet with students, and take the time to understand goals, and help in working toward achieving them. Academic advisors and counselors are also readily available to provide guidance and advice.