• Crossroads
The graduation requirements of Crossroads School meet or exceed the University of California admission requirements in each subject area.

To graduate from Crossroads School, all students must maintain a minimum of 5.5 credits each year and enroll in a minimum of four academic classes each semester. Students may take a maximum of 8 credits per year.    Seniors must pass at least four academic classes in residence at Crossroads each semester of the Senior Year in order to graduate.

Majors are available in Music, Drama, and Visual Arts. In order to graduate with a major, students must meet all graduation requirements above, plus the departmental requirements for the major. The Chair of the department will review applications for majors.

No classes taken at other institutions fulfill graduation requirements at Crossroads, without prior approval. Such classes are recorded on our transcript but grades are not calculated in the Crossroads GPA. Classes taken in summer sessions do not reduce the minimum number of academic courses required each semester (4 academic courses).

It is recommended that students who plan to apply for highly competitive colleges take five academic classes per year even though Crossroads requires a minimum of four. In addition to academic classes, students may choose any electives for which they are qualified. Additionally, students must meet the departmental graduation requirements below:

List of 9 items.

  • English

    Graduation requirement: Four years
    • Levels 1-4
    • American Literature
    • Honors American Literature
    • Great Books (a two-year honors curriculum)
    • Speech and Debate
    • Creative Writing
    • Newspaper Production
  • History

    Graduation requirement: Three years
    (including American Studies, History and History, Society & Ethics)
    • World Civilizations 1 & 2
    • American Studies History
    • Honors American Studies History
    • History, Society & Ethics
    • Cultural Diversity
    • Gender Studies
    • Ethical Issues
    • History of International Film
    • CAS History Society and Ethics
    • American Sports
    • Cosmopolis
    • Ethics & Technology
  • Mathematics

    Graduation requirement: Three years
    (through second year Algebra)
    • Algebra 1
    • Intermediate Algebra
    • Geometry and Accelerated Geometry
    • Algebra 2 and Honors Algebra 2
    • Trigonometry/Precalculus
    • Trigonometry/Differential Calculus Honors
    • Calculus
    • CAS Differential and Integral Calculus
    • Applied Math
    • CAS Integral Calculus and Topics in Advanced Math
  • Computer Science

    Academic elective; not required
    • CAS Computer Science
    • Science
  • Science

    Graduation requirement: Two years of laboratory science
    • Biology
    • Chemistry and Honors Chemistry
    • Physics
    • CAS Biology
    • CAS Physics
    • CAS Chemistry
    • Great Literature of Science
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology
    • Earth and Space Science + Honors E.S.S.
    • Ecology & Marine Biology + Honors E.M.B.
    • Field Biology
    • Astrobiology
    • Independent Study
  • Foreign Languages

    Graduation requirement: Two years of the same language
    • Latin 2-5
    • Honors Latin 3
    • CAS Latin 5
    • Greek 1-3
    • CAS Greek 4
    • French 1-4
    • Honors French 3
    • CAS French 4
    • Japanese 1-4
    • Spanish 1-4
    • Honors Spanish 3
    • CAS Spanish Language & Literature
  • Arts

    Graduation requirement: Two years
    Drama
    • Theater 1-3
    • Technical Theater 1-2
    • Theater Production
    • Drama Conservatory
    • Acting  
    • Playwriting  
    • Directing  
    • Voice  
    • Movement  
    • Improvisational Acting
    • Classical Theater
    • Audition Techniques
    • Production Management
    • Costume and Makeup Design
    • Set Design
    Dance  
    • Dance 1-5
    • The Dance Company
    Film  
    • Film Studies
    • Critical Studies in Film
    • History of American Film
    • History of International Film
    Music 
    • Music Theory 1-4
    • Jazz Theory
    • Chamber Orchestra
    • Instrumental Ensembles
    • Chamber Music  
    • Applied Vocal Techniques
    • 21st Street Singers
    • Jazz Workshop (C Band)
    • Jazz Ensembles (B & A Bands)
    • Modern Music Creation and Recording
    Visual Arts
    • Studio Art 1-4
    • CAS Studio Art 4
    • Figure Drawing 1 & 2
    • Topics in Art History
    • Photography/CAS Photography
    • Ceramics/ CAS Ceramics
    • Sculpture  
    • Graphic Design and Animation 1 & 2
    • CAS Graphic Design and Animation
    • Yearbook Production
    • Video Production
    Literary Arts
    Graduation requirement: Two years
    • Creative Writing  
    • Newspaper Production
    • Speech & Debate

  • Human Development

    • Life Skills Required each year. Peer Mediation may be chosen in place of Life Skills in certain grades
    • Community Service 45 hours of independent community service. Ninth and Eleventh grade classes plus a senior Mysteries / Community Service Outreach course are required.  
    • School Service 15 hours completed by the end of 10th grade
    • Physical Education Two years required (including P.E. 1)

  • Interscholastic Varsity and Junior Varsity Athletic Program

    Fall
    • Girls’ Volleyball
    • Girls’ Cross Country
    • Boys’ Cross Country
    • Girls’ Tennis
    Winter
    • Girls’ Basketball
    • Girls’ Soccer
    • Boys’ Basketball
    • Boys’ Soccer
    Spring
    • Girls’ Softball
    • Boys’ Baseball
    • Boys’ Tennis
    • Boys’ Volleyball
    • Girls’ and Boys’ Track
    • Co-ed Golf
    • Co-ed Swimming
Middle and Upper School: 21st Street Campus | 1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 829-7391
Elementary School: Norton Campus | 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 828-1196