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Graduation Requirements

Rio Lindo Adventist Academy is accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities.

  • Attend Rio the final semester of the school year in which you graduate
  • Have a satisfactory conduct and attendance record.
  • Score at or about the 9th grade proficiency requirements in math, reading and written expression on standardized tests. 
  • Complete the requirements for one of the three diplomas offered.
  • Complete 25 hours of volunteer community service for each year of attendance at Rio.

Diplomas Offered:

General Diploma

All colleges accept our general diploma. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.

College Prep Diploma

Cumulative GPA of 2.0 required. Minimum grade of C- required in any course that fulfills requirements for entrance to the University of California or California State University. These include: English, Math, Science, History, Modern Language, and Fine Arts classes.

Honors Diploma

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 required. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in all classes.

Rio Lindo Adventist Academy offers three diplomas- the general high school diploma, the college preparatory diploma, and the honors diploma. The requirements for these diplomas are listed below. One year of a class is equivalent to ten credits; one semester of a class is equivalent to five credits. 

Classes General College Prep Honors
Religion 40 40 40
English 40 40 40
Mathematics 20 30 30
Biology 10 10 10
Other Science 10 20 20
U.S. History 10 10 10
U.S. Gov/Econ. 10 10 10
World History 10 10 10
Modern Language 0 20 20
Health 5 5 5
Physical Education 30 30 30
Computers 5 10 10
Fine Arts 5 20 20
Electives 45 15 45
Total Units 240 270 300
One year = 10 units;  One semester = 5 units


Rio was a home and a family. I was there for 2 and a half years, and you bet I cried my eyes out graduation day. There, I made lasting friendships and too many memories to count.

Rio Alumni, Class of 2018

We’re so excited you’d like to learn more about Rio. Feel free to get in touch, download our guides, and apply today on our Apply page. We hope to have you here on our campus soon.