ALAMEDA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Graduation is based upon the accumulation of a minimum of 230 credits, completion of all subject requirements and passing district competency exams in reading, writing and math. Five credits are given for each semester successfully completed.
Students are required to meet the following additional requirements:
1. English - A student must earn forty (40) credits (four years) in courses offered by the English Department under its regular sequential program of instruction.
2. Social Science - A student must earn thirty (30) credits (three years) of social science, including 10 credits in Modern World History, 10 credits in U.S. History, 5 credits in American Government and 5 credits in Economics.
3. Mathematics - A student must earn twenty (20) credits (two years) in mathematics while in high school (courses completed in middle school do not count toward this graduation requirement). A student must have passed Algebra 1 (whether in middle or high school) in order to graduate.
4. Science - Students in the class of 2014 and the class of 2015 must earn twenty (20) credits (two years) in science, including 10 credits in physical science and 10 credits in biological life science.
Students in the class of 2016 and all students thereafter must earn twenty (20) credits in lab science, including 10 credits in physical science and 10 credits in biological life science.