ACLC Graduation Standards

ACLC graduation standards are the most rigorous of regular public high schools in Alameda.


Not only must our graduates meet the UC-approved A-G course requirements with a minimum 2.0 GPA, they must complete at least one semester-long college class, a 20-hour career-related internship, an electronic senior portfolio and a senior project demonstrating leadership and contribution to the community (in addition to 80 hours community service).

I. Meets or Exceeds AUSD/ACLC Graduate Profile Outcomes (Who I am...)

II. ACLC Learning to Learn Skills   (What I can do...)

III. Academic Proficiencies (What knowledge base I have...)

IV. Learner Portfolio (Why someone would hire or invest money to train me...)

V. Community Service Requirement (How I demonstrate good citizenship...)

VI. Advanced Coursework (AP) / College Credit  (Proof of readiness for higher education...)

VII. Career-Related Internship (My real world experience...)


ACLC Graduation Requirements

I. Meets or exceeds AUSD / ACLC Graduate Profile standards in:


Personal Qualities, Work Habits and Attitudes

New Basics

Thinking and Reasoning Skills

Interpersonal and Collaborative Ability



(Documented in Learner Portfolio)


II. Demonstrates ACLC "Learning to Learn" Skills:

Time and Task Management



Effective Presentations

Whole Team Performance Evaluation

Individual Teamwork

Oral Communications


Teaching others

Democratic Leadership

Ownership of Community (Democracy and Leadership)

Judicial System Interaction (Democracy and Leadership)

Personal Visioning

Systems Thinking

Technology Skills


(Documented in Learner Portfolio)


III. Academic Proficiencies:

Satisfactory completion of UC-approved high school courses with minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA, including:

English - 40 credits (4 years - 8 semesters)


Mathematics  - 30 credits (3 years - 6 semesters)

            Must include Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2


Science – 30 credits (3 years - 6 semesters)

            Must include Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.      

History/Social Studies – 30 credits (3 years - 6 semesters)

Modern World History (2 semesters)

U.S. History (2 semesters)

American Government (1 semester)

Economics (1 semester)


Visual and Performing Arts – 10 credits (1 year - 2 semesters)


Satisfactory completion of U.C. (f) requirement (Visual and Performing Arts)


College Preparatory Electives – 10 credits (1 year - 2 semesters)

 Satisfactory completion of U.C. (g) requirement


Foreign Language – 20 credits (2 years - 4 semesters)

            Two years of the same language at the high school level.


Contemporary Community Citizenship – 4 credits (4 years - 8 semesters)


            Satisfactory (C or better) completion all semesters at ACLC


Current Life Issues – 5 credits (1semester)


            Satisfactory completion during high school years.


Physical Education or ROTC – 20 credits (2 years - 4 semesters)


Electives as needed  — to meet AUSD requirement of 230 credits total.


Pass District Competency Tests in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics




IV. ACLC Learner Portfolio:     

Electronic Learner Portfolio (website) will be publicly posted and include the following:


1. Reflective Essay

Personal Qualities, Work Habits and Attitudes

New Basics

Thinking and Reasoning Skills

Interpersonal and Collaborative Ability


(Learners must rate themselves on  "Learning to Learn" rubrics and demonstrate their understanding of these skills as they relate to their Personal Vision.) 

2. Personal Resume

A Resume that could be used for the purpose of seeking paid employment or enrollment in an institution providing additional job training at the employer’s expense.

 3. Personal Vision with Action Plan

A Personal Vision Statement that includes a Personal Action Plan to achieve this vision within the next 20 years.

4. Examples of Learner’s Best Work  

3-5 Samples of Learner's Best Work

(two must be from ACLC experiences, one from a math or science class and one from an English or Social Sciences class)

V. Community Service Requirement

A purposeful Senior Project that involves or improves the Alameda / ACLC communities. Project will satisfy the 20 hours senior community service requirement. (There shall be a community presentation of project by April 1 of current school year.)

Community Service (outside of the ACLC) - 80 high school hours


VI. Advanced Coursework / Units of College Credit (may include AP)

                        One semester-long college course of transferable credit to CSU / UC


VII. Internship Experience

 A minimum of 20 hours of documented career-related internship experience

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