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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

You must have a minimum of 230 credits as well as the completion of all subject requirements.  The State of California requires the class of 2006 and beyond to pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in order to receive a diploma.  Five (5) credits are earned  for each class when the semester is successfully completed (Grades of D or higher).  Please note that the CAHSEE requirement has been suspended for the class of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (SB 172, SB 725). 

Alameda Unified School District   Graduation 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 (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.  One year must meet the State academic content standard for Algebra I.  The math sequence consists of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.  This sequence is aligned with the state framework.

4.  Science - A student must earn twenty (20) credits (two years) in laboratory science, including 10 credits in physical science and 10 credits in a life science.  

5. World Language/Visual/Performing Arts/Career Technical Education - A student must earn ten (10) credits (one year) in visual performing arts and ten (10) credits (one year) in world language.  Students may substitute ten (10) credits (one year) in career technical education for one of these required courses.

6. Physical Education - A student must earn twenty (20) credits (two years) in physical education. Freshmen are required to take PE.

7.  Current Life Issues - A student must earn five (5) credits (one semester) in Current Life Issues.

8.  Remaining Credits - are to come from elective courses.

Graduation is based upon the accumulation of a minimum of 230 credits as well as the completion of all subject requirements.  The State of California requires the class of 2006 and beyond to pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in order to receive a diploma.   Five (5) credits are earned for each semester class successfully completed.

 

Students are required to meet the following additional requirements:

1) Attain a cumulative grade point average of not less than 1.75

2) Complete twenty (20) hours of Community Service work during the 9th through 12th grades.