Graduation/College Requirements

Our graduation requirements either match or exceed the University of California entrance requirements in all subject areas. As a result, you will see high levels of college acceptance from our graduates. In addition, you will note that our students regularly go above and beyond what is required:

Subject Area

UC requirements

Serra requirements

Serra students achievements**


3 years

3 years

4+ years100%

Social Studies

3 years

3 years

4 years83%

Lab Science

2 years

3 years

4 years69%

World Language

2 years

2 years

3 years82%

4 years12%


Not required

3.5 years (all UC-approved for credit as electives)

**data from the class of 2016