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BayTech is a tuition free public charter school that is open to all students, including students with special needs and language barriers! BayTech es una escuela publica y gratis, esta disponible a todos estudiantes incluyendo necesidades especiales y barreras idiomatica.

High School Graduation Requirements

Academic Program

Bay Area Technology School is a college preparatory school and aims to improve student performance in reading, writing, and math, reduce dropout rates, achieve high student attendance rates, and increase the number of students who pursue careers in STEM areas. All students follow a curriculum that fulfills the University of California (UC) A-G course requirements. BayTech’s graduation requirements exceed the A through G course requirements in some aspects. For example, BayTech requires three years of social sciences, three years of science, one year of technology course and forty hours of community service.

Graduation Requirements


Subject Area


(a) History / Social Science

Three years, including World H., U.S. History and US Gov. and Civics

(b) English

Four years of approved courses

(c) Mathematics

Three years, including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II

(d) Science

Three years that includes two years with lab required; chosen from Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

(e) Language Other Than English

Two years in the same language required

(f) Visual & Performing Arts

One year of VPA: dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art

(g) Electives

Five different courses in Social Science, English, Mathematics, Science, LOTE, VPA, Computers & Technology

Physical Education

Two years

Computers & Technology

One year

Community Services

40 hours in total

AP Course/College Credit Requirements

AP or college courses can be taken to meet minimum course requirements or as elective.

Other Requirements

Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0

Bay Area Technology School’s graduation requirements exceed the A-G course requirements of the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems. BayTech believes these increased requirements prepare our students for competitive universities and equip them with skills needed to be successful at post-secondary education.


Sample four-year program for a typical student




9th grade

English 1

Algebra 1


Spanish 1

Physical Education 1

Digital Graphics



10th grade

English 2



World History

Spanish 2

Computer Programming





11th grade


AP English Language

Algebra 2


AP US History


Current Events




12th grade

AP English Literature


Elective Science

American Government/Economics

Physical Education 2

AP Computer Science

Grade Weighted*  Non-Weighted
A 5.0 4.0
B 4.0 3.0
C 3.0 2.0
D 2.0 1.0
F 0.0 0.0


*Weighted Classes

Honors, AP (Advanced Placement) and Dual Enrolment with Peralta classes have a weighted grade point allocation, used in calculating a student’s Weighted GPA (Grade Point Average).