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Graduation Requirements

Counseling Information

Students will receive:

  • High school course planning to meet college entrance requirements
  • Opportunities to meet with college representatives on the high school campus and at the District College Information Night
  • Testing Information (PSAT, ACT, SAT, AP, CAHSEE, CST) 
  • Financial aid/ scholarship information
  • Assistance with applications, scholarship/admission recommendations
  • College information appropriate to individual goals
  • Regional Occupational Program advisement and enrollment
  • Community college program information
  • Trade, technical and vocational school information
  • Military service information

Students and parents can also expect the following services:

  • Development of a Personal Learning Plan
  • Pre-enrollment orientation to include the scheduling process and graduation requirements
  • Registration, scheduling, program adjustments as needed
  • Achievement testing and interest inventory assessment during career units
  • Test results interpretation
  • Parent conferencing, parent-teacher conference arrangements
  • Counseling assistance and community referral information for special needs
  • Special grade reports provided upon request
  • Transcripts and graduation status reports provided twice yearly


Parents or students interested in reading the State adopted Academic Content Standards in the areas of English-Language Arts, Mathematics, History-Social, Science and Visual and Performing Arts can visit the California Department of Education website.

Do you have questions about the California High School Exit Exam? On this CDE website you can printout the Parent Assistance Packet and CAHSEE- California High School Exit Examination.


State law, enacted in 1999, authorized the development of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), which students in California public schools would have to pass to earn a high school diploma. All California public school students must satisfy the CAHSEE requirement, as well as all other state and local requirements, in order to receive a high school diploma. The CAHSEE requirement can be satisfied by passing the exam or, for students with disabilities, receiving a local waiver pursuant to Education Code Section 60851(c), or receiving an exemption pursuant to Education Code Section 60852.4.

The purpose of the CAHSEE is to improve student achievement in high school and to help ensure that students who graduate from high school can demonstrate grade-level competency in reading, writing, and mathematics.

What subjects does the CAHSEE cover?
The CAHSEE consists of two parts: English-language arts (ELA) and Mathematics.

When do parents and guardians receive their student’s CAHSEE results?
About eight weeks after each administration of the exam, school districts receive two copies of the CAHSEE, Student and Parent Report for each student who took the examination.

How many opportunities do students have to pass the CAHSEE?
All students are required to take the CAHSEE for the first time in grade ten. Students who do not pass one or both parts of the exam in grade ten have up to two opportunities in grade eleven and up to three opportunities in grade twelve to retake the part(s) of the exam not yet passed.



CHMS Graduation Requirements

230 Total Credits in the following Areas:

Applied Skills                       5.0

Electives                             80.0

English                               40.0

Humanities/Foreign Lan.      10.0

Health/Safety                      5.0

Life Science                        10.0

Math                                  20.0

Physical Education               20.0

Physical Sciences                 10.0

Social Studies                      30.0

Total                                  230.00


  • Completion of 40 Community Service Hours
  • Completion of both components of the CAHSEE
  • Senior Project
  • Computer Literacy