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Graduation Requirements

Algebra - 20 credits

American Government - 5 credits

Economics - 5 credits

Electives - 60 credits

English - 40 credits

Fine Arts/ Foreign Language - 10 credits

Freshman Studies/Health - 5 credits

Physical Education - 30 credits

Senior Portfolio - 5 credits

Science - 20 credits

US History - 10 credits

World History - 10 credits

Total =  220 credits to Graduate including passing the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) 

with a passing score of 350 or higher on both the Math and English test.




School Site Council (SSC)

School Site Council Meeting are held in Room A-1.  All parents are welcome.  Meetings will be held monthly.

Principal's Message

Principal Horacio Perez

Welcome to Vail High School Academic Year 2018-19.  At Vail we believe in creating Trusting Student Relationships and crafting Rigorous Instruction based on Relevant Curriculum. 

Vail High School is committed to providing a safe and intellectually stimulating and challenging environment that will empower students to become critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, collaborators, and effective communicators to thrive into the 21st Century, providing instruction and curriculum based on Common Core State Standards. To continue to embolden relationships based on respect, honor, and citizenship. 

Parents and students please sign up and use Vail High School’s School Loop found on our Home Page.  School Loop provides student grades and gives updated information regarding your student’s performance on their classwork, tests, and/or quizzes.  Your interest and concern in your student’s school progress will motivate them to do their best.  Ask your student specific questions about their time at school and time management.  Your relationship and time spent with your student is the most important part of their day.

Vail High School provides after school ELAC (East Los Angeles Community College) semester courses to our students for free.  Students who pass their classes earn 5 high school credits and 3 college credits per college course.  Students should also take advantage of our after school Credit Recover classes, ROP classes, and Adult School.  All classes earn high school credits.  Please feel free to call us for more information.

Parents, encourage your student to join one of our many clubs at Vail:  Associated Student Body (ASB), Gay Straight Alliance (G.S.A.), Chess Club, Reading Club, Basketball Club, Volleyball Club, Garden Club, and M.E.C.H.A.  Vail provides great opportunities for our students to become part of something greater than themselves. 

I am looking forward to a positive, upbeat school year at Vail High School.  I encourage all students to connect with our school; stand up to mistreatment, vandalism, and anything you know is not right. Remind yourself you do not have to follow the crowd.  Be yourself even when no one is watching.  Do the right thing. 

Parents, please help us by reinforcing school expectations at home. With your help, Vail will continue to be a school community in which every person feels respected, valued, and is encouraged and challenged to achieve at the highest levels.

I am excited for the opportunity to work with you and your student to provide a safe and productive learning environment that supports student success that will lead to a High School Diploma, College and/or Career, and Civic Responsibility.  I am honored to serve as your Principal.


With respect,


Horacio Perez

Vail High School Principal