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6 Class/Non District Courses

Mandatory Minimum Six Class Day

High school students must be enrolled in a minimum of six classes. The following exceptions may apply.



  • Work experience – juniors and seniors only
  • Service-learning – seniors only
  • Approved off campus non-district course – all students


Non-District Courses

Non-District Courses Defined

“Non-District Courses” are academic courses or classes taken by district students to augment their program, to remediate courses that a student received a letter grade of D or F in, or to accelerate their completion of mathematics and science courses in order to advance.  These courses must be bonafide term (semester/year) courses, taken at an ACS/WASC (Accrediting Commission for Schools/Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accredited or equivalent institution that upon successful completion issues a transcript with grade and credit.

Click here for a partial list of WASC accredited schools and the appropriate courses that students can use to advance in Math.

Please note: SRVUSD does not guarantee these courses adhere to the California State Standards curriculum or that students will pass the advancement exam.  Check with each institution to verify California State Standards alignment.


The San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s four comprehensive high schools do not place non-district coursework on the student’s district transcript unless the course is a function of the student’s “six-class” program or as remediation to fulfill district graduation requirements.  Students who take non-district courses in preparation for college should request transcripts from the institution where the non-district course was taken and submit to the college/s that they are applying to. 


Students who are considering use of a non-district course to remediate a course taken for which the student received a grade of D or F should consult with their counselor to ensure that the non-district course will meet the student’s need (graduation requirements, college admissions).


Students who are considering use of non-district courses as a means to accelerate the completion of mathematics and science courses to advance to the next course must consult with their middle or high school counselor and complete the District’s “Advancement Form” which identifies the non-district course/s the student is considering, and the placement process utilized by the high school upon successful completion of the non-district course. Acceleration may only occur in grades 8-12.

Students are advised to check if the institution they will be attending is approved by the UC & CSU systems for college entrance requirements.  Use this link to check the status:


Students considering non-district courses who anticipate participation in intercollegiate athletic should consult with their counselor and the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) to ensure that the non-district course is approved.   


If you have questions regarding non-district courses consult with your academic counselor. 

Non-District Courses Application

Click here to complete a NDC application.

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Non-Discrimination Statement

San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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