Sunset High School
Academic Program Guide
- The Semester Calendar
- Academic Standing
- Weighted Grades
- Graduation Requirements
- Athletics/Activity Eligibility
- Course Repetition
- Class Attendance
- Withdrawal from a Class/Schedule Changes
- Additional Course Work/Credit Recovery
- Student Placement
- Recommended Course Sequences
- Duel Credit and Honors Program
The Semester Calendar
Sunset’s school calendar is 36 weeks long and is made up of two semesters. Each semester is 18 weeks long. Grade reports are issued at 9 week intervals. A progress report is sent home to families midway through both first and second semester (at week 9 and week 27). These reports serve as updates on a student’s progress and are not reflected on a student’s transcript. Grades are posted on transcripts only at the end of first semester and the end of the second semester (at week 18 and week 36).
Credits are the units by which academic progress is measured. Students earn .5 credit by passing one semester class. Each semester students can earn a potential 3.5 credits for a total of 7.0 credits per year. Students need 24 credits for graduation in accordance with District graduation requirements.
We are working to put our complete Program Guide on our new site and will complete this work during the Summer.
Part of the guide are available now online - here is a printable PDF temporarily available.