TPS High School Graduation Requirements & College Entrance Requirements

Subject Areas Credits College Entrance Requirements
History/Social Science 40 40 2 years including 1 year of world history, cultures and historical geography and 1 year of U.S. History, or 1/2 year of U.S. History and 1/2 year of civics or American government. *Economics required senior year
English 40 40 4 years of college prep English that integrates reading of classic and modern literature, frequent and regular writing, and practice listening and speaking.
Mathematics 30 40 3 years of college-preparatory mathematics that include or integrate the topics covered in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. (4 years recommended)
Laboratory Science 30 30 2 years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of the three disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics. (3 years recommended)
Foreign Language 20 30 2 years of the same language other than English (3 years recommended)
Latin 10 20
Visual/Performing Arts 10 10 1 year of VPA chosen from dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art.
Electives 35 35 1 year chosen from approved academic courses in history, English, advanced math, lab science, foreign language, social science, or fine arts beyond those used to satisfy the requirements above, or courses that have been approved solely in the college prep elective area. *Additional years in approved courses apply to college prep elective credit.

Note: All 9th graders, regardless of enrollment in PE, will take the Physical Fitness Test.

Additional Graduation Requirements

Pass CAHSEE ~ Math/ELA Complete Algebra I
50 Hours of Community Service Moral Philosophy - 12th Grade

Graduate Profile & Student Outcomes

Cultivating Students that Embody: Defined by Students who are: Therefore, Our Students will:
Virtue Thoughtful and Kind People of Character and Moral Integrity
Global Citizens
Defenders of Truth
Morally Grounded
  1. Show respect to all human beings
  2. Be able to articulate and defend their world view while maintaining respect for others' differences
  3. Take a vocal stand against injustices
  4. Exhibit good manners and self-control on a daily basis
  5. Persevere in the face of challenges
  6. Make wise choices with time, money, friends, and family
Wisdom Leaders
Life-long Learners
Lovers of Truth, Beauty and Goodness
Committed to Excellence
  1. Be capable of taking charge of a project and seeing it to completion
  2. Possess the skills to question and reflect upon one's own decisions
  3. Appreciate literature and the arts and understand how they express and shape beliefs and values
  4. Value Intellectual inquiry and are engaged in the marketplace of ideas
  5. Do everything to the best of his/her ability
Knowledge Prepared for life
Logical Thinkers
Persuasive Speakers
  1. Know how to utilize resources including technology to find, analyze, and evaulate information
  2. Be logical and creative thinkers
  3. Understand, value, and engage in appropriate social and civic activites
  4. Have knowledge and understanding of history and cultures of peoples and places
  5. Be skilled in reading, writing, speaking and listening
  6. Be prepared for college in all core adademic disciplines