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Four Year Planning & College Eligibility

Monta Vista Four Year Plan

As part of our freshman guidance unit, we have all freshman complete a 4 year plan to ensure they are aware of graduation and 4-year college eligibility requirements. This is a great tool to reference when it is time to select courses for the following year. We encourage students to see this as a working document, where they can continually update their choices if their interests change.

Guidance Counselors are here to meet with students and families to guide students in their planning, and to help with revising the plan when necessary. Please review the Graduation & A-G Requirements Chart below before putting together a 4 year plan.


My 4 Year Plan

Graduation & A-G Requirements

Please see the document link below for a comparison of Monta Vista graduation requirements, and the UC/CSU A-G eligibility requirements. The A-G Eligibility requirements were set up by the UC & CSU faculty, and they outline the subject area requirements in 7 different areas.

MVHS Graduation-CSU/UC A-G Requirements

To see a more detailed comparison between UC & CSU requirements, see the attached document:

CSU/UC A-G Comparison Matrix


For more specifics on alternative methods of completing A-G requirements for UC's specifically, as well as how to meet the requirements when part of your education was done internationally, see the reference document below:

Satisfying A-G Options Inclucing Intl 17

Monta Vista Graduation Requirements


Monta Vista Graduation

Social Science

30 credits:

World History (10th),

US History (11th),

Gov. (12th), Economics (12th)


40 credits


20 credits:

10 credits “Algebra”

10 credits “Geometry” minimum


20 credits:

10 credits Life Science

10 credits Physical Science

World Language

*10 credits

Fine Arts

*10 credits

Applied Academics

*10 credits


20 credits


60 credits

Total Credits

220 credits

General Notes

Must pass with D’s or better


*Students are only required to fulfill two out of three of these elective requirement in order to graduate. Example: a student can take 1-year of a Fine Art (i.e. Art 1) and 1-year of an Applied Academic (i.e. Wood 1)

MVHS Graduation Requirements and MVHS compared with CSU/UC Requirements


MVHS Graduation Requirements


MVHS Graduation - CSU/UC A-G Requirements