Ivy Academia

High School West Hills 6th-12th Campus

7353 Valley Circle Blvd.
West Hills, CA 91304
Phone (818) 716-0771
Fax (818) 914-3674

School Hours are 7:45 AM - 3:15 PM Regular Day and 7:45 AM to 12:15 PM on Early Release/Minimum Day.

Graduation Requirements

A student who graduates from Ivy High School must earn a minimum of 220 credits, including credits for certain required courses. All courses for credit must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

In order to graduate from Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School, your child must:

  1.       Complete required core and elective coursework and earn the minimum letter grade required for their graduation year (D or better for Class of 2016, C or better for Class of 2017 and beyond). Note that core and elective coursework required for a diploma from Ivy Academia exceed state, LAUSD and UC-CSU A-G requirements, and include a career pathway of two years of business courses.
  2.       A student who graduates from Ivy Academia must earn a minimum of 220 credits, including credits for certain required courses.
  3.       Meet non-course requirements:
  •       60 Community Service Hours (volunteer work) need to be completed, and signed off by the end of the third quarter of the student's senior year.

Minimum Enrollment

Students in grades 9 through 11 are required to be enrolled in six classes. Students in grade 12 are required to be enrolled in four classes, unless they are credit deficient. If a student is only enrolled in four classes, they must be off campus during the free periods, except when the free period is not the first or last period of the day. When the free period falls in the middle of the school day, students will be required to report to a designated classroom or may enroll as a TA (Teacher’s Assistant) and report to the assigned classroom. 

When enrolling in colleges or other accredited institutions, courses must be approved in advance by the counselor and signed by the principal in order to meet minimum enrollment requirements.

Final Examinations

Final Examinations are comprehensive, as they cover the entire semester, and significant. They are particularly important for any course which meets college admission standards. A special final examination schedule is used.

Students are not permitted to take final examinations early. Students have two weeks from the end of the semester to schedule makeup examinations. Until then, the student will be given the grade earned with the final examination calculated as a “0.” A grade change, as appropriate, will be approved upon completion of the final examination and assessment by the teacher.

Repeating of Courses

Courses may be repeated to raise the letter grade, but credit can only be earned once for most courses. The grade point average will include all grades earned in a course which has been repeated. All courses and grades will appear on the transcript. Colleges may choose to include both grades in the grade point average. The University of California stipulates that courses can only be repeated once. Courses with an earned grade of “C” or higher cannot be repeated for grade improvement, according to the University of California.

Some non-college preparatory courses can be repeated for credit. Counselor can provide clarification.

Guidance Services

The Guidance Department of Ivy High School is committed to providing the following services to students and parents. The program is designed to help students plan for a positive and productive high school and post-high school career.

Grades 9 and 10:

  • Four-Year Plans and transition to high school
  • Registration and scheduling
  • Credit evaluation and review of student’s graduation progress; adjustments to 4-year education plans
  • College/Career center orientation and presentations
  • PSAT/SAT testing opportunities
  • Emotional, behavioral, and personal problem counseling
  • College Field Trips

Grade 11:

  • All services listed for grade 9 and 10
  • Credit evaluation and graduation status review
  • SAT Testing opportunities

Four-year educational plans and post-high school goals review

  • Individual conferences to review graduation status and post-secondary plans
  • Advanced Placement examinations
  • College selection, application process, and entrance requirements assistance
  • College/Career center research
  • Educational needs and option discussion
  • Career exploration for grades 9, 10, and 11
  • College applications and financial aid information
  • College letters of recommendation upon request
  • Conference with community college educational advisor

High School A-G Course Requirements

Ivy Academia will strive to ensure that all students meet the University of California's A-G requirements and the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) requirements by the time they graduate, so that our students will be prepared should they want to attend a UC or CSU campus or play sports for a Division I or Division II school.

In accordance with the A-Gs, high school level math and foreign language, taken in middle school may be counted toward pre-requisites for high school provided the student continues taking upper-level math and continues their specific foreign language study while in high school. These instances must have prior approval from the Counselor.

Students in grades 9-12 follow applicable California standards.  Ivy Academia maintains the following graduation requirements that are in accordance with University of California A-G requirements and for WASC accreditation.


UC/CSU eligibility


Ivy Academia Graduation


Social Science

2 years

30 units

(3 years)


4 years

40 units

(4 years)


3 years,4 recommended

30 units

 (3 years, 4 recommended)

Laboratory Science

2 years, 3 recommended

20 units

(2 years, 3 recommended)

Foreign Language

2 years of same language,

 3 recommended

20 units

(2 years, 3 recommended)

Visual/Performing Arts

1 year

10 units

(1 year)




20 units

(2 years)

Physical Education


20 units

(2 years)



5 units

(1 semester)

College Prep Elective

1 year

25 units

 (5 semesters)


Students need a minimum of 220 credits to graduate.  Ivy’s standard course sequence is as follows. Ivy will offer “TWO PATHWAYS”, the Academia Pathway and the College Preparatory Pathway. Please refer to the table below:


Academia Pathway


English 9

Math (Alg, Geometry or Alg. 2


Freshman Seminar/Health

Foreign Language



English 10

Math (Geometry, Alg. 2, Pre-Calculus)

Biology or Chemistry

World History

Spanish 2



English 11

Math Alg. 2, Pre-Calculus

U.S. History

Chemistry or Physics

Business 1



English 12


Business 2

Visual/Performing Arts

Elective (Math Recommended)

Elective (Science Recommended)


The elective courses will follow the UC requirements accordingly. Additional advanced courses (not lower division or introductory) from the required taken in social science, mathematics, laboratory science, foreign language, and visual and performing arts may count as the elective course in order to meet UC/CSU eligibility.

High School Diploma Requirements


Student Assignment To Grade Level

There are several recent laws and policies pertaining to Promotion and Retention (AB 1626, AB 1639, and SB 1370, Board of Education policy 5130 and administrative regulations).  At the high school level the promotion or retention from one grade level to the next is based on the number of credits earned.  The criteria for grade placement is as follows:

Grade Level Credits

Grade 9 Less than 50 credits

Grade 10 50 or more credits

Grade 11 100 or more credits

Grade 12 160 or more credits


Determination is based on the number of credits a student has earned as of August 15th of each year.  If a student has not earned enough credits to be promoted to the next grade level, the student and parents will be notified of the classification by letter at the beginning of the school year. Students may be reclassified at each grade level. Classification of a student is an indication that graduation from high school is in jeopardy and may require completion of additional coursework outside of the school day. 


Ivy Academia is a 7th-12th Grade Entrepreneurial, Tuition-Free, Public Charter School Middle School and High School located in West Hills, California.