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Local College Events


'Tis the season for college information.  Be sure to check the LHS Guidance and College& Career websites for up-to-date information.


Tuesday, April 25th, Lynbrook is proud to host representatives from UCLA, University of the Pacific, Santa Clara University, and the Art Academy of San Francisco for a Special Topics in College Admissions Night. The event begins at 7:00 pm in the LHS Auditorium.


On Thursday, May 4, Mission College will host a large College Fair with over 100 college representatives attending to provide information and answer your questions. Students should pre-register here - (see attachment with a list of confirmed representatives as of 4/12 for the Santa Clara and East Bay Sessions).


Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Chicago will be hosting a joint information session in San Jose on May 21. Students and their families will learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs, and campus life. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university-specific questions.For a full list of dates and locations and to RSVP:


Admission Officers from five top institutions will are doing a group presentation in your area for students and their families, including Emory, Johns Hopkins, and Washington University in St. Louis. Register for the local San Jose session on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 07:00 PM until 09:00 PM (held at Mitty High School) at:

Additional information and sessions can be found at:


Exploring College Options is a special recruitment program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. The local session is on Wednesday, May 17 in San Jose. Additional details and registration can be found online at:



The philosophy of the Lynbrook Guidance Department is to help support students through their academic, career, and personal development. Utilizing individual meetings, classroom presentations, and evening programs, the guidance team works at helping every student meet their individual goals.

Over the four years, these are the services that students and parents will receive. It is very important to update your email address in Family Connection to receive guidance emails and to check the website often for program updates.

Click Here for a detailed list of services by grade level.


  • Academic monitoring and transcript review
  • Individual student and parent appointments
  • Senior intervention programs (when appropriate)
  • College and career planning

Graduation Requirements

To receive a high school diploma, students are required to complete 220 credits in specific subject areas. Each year-long course completed has a value of 10 credits (5 credits each semester). Students are able to earn a maximum of 70 credits per school year, including summer school courses completed.


Credits Required

Additional Information


40 credits
(4 years)

9th Literature  Writing
10th World Literature
11th American Literature or AP Language Composition
12th European Literature or AP English

Social Studies

30 credits
(3 years)

9th No Social Studies
10th World History
11th US History or AP US History
12th US Government or AP US Government and Economics


20 credits
(2 years)

Students must pass Algebra 1 and Geometry at the minimum.


20 credits
(2 years)

Students must complete 1 course from each of the following categories:

  • Biological Science - Biology or Physiology
  • Physical Science - Chemistry or Physics

Physical Education (P.E.)

20 credits
(2 years)

  • 9th grade PE required
  • Additional PE credits may be earned in grades 10 - 12 by participation in the Lynbrook athletic programs or by completing a second PE class.

Required Electives

20 credits
(2 classes)

Students must complete 1 course in 2 of the following subject areas:

  • World Language (Spanish, Japanese, French, Chinese)
  • Fine Arts (Drama, Music, or Art)
  • Applied Academics (Foods, Business, Industrial Technology)

Additional Electives

70 credits
(7 classes)

Any courses beyond the minimum required in the above subject areas or from the ROP program course offerings.