High School: Graduation Requirements


High school graduation requirements are highlighted in blue. Four year colleges and universities have additional admission requirements in parentheses. Please click here to go to our college planning page.

 

Subject
 
District Requirements in blue.
UC/CSU Requirements in parentheses ().

 
  10 Credits 20 Credits 30 Credits 40 Credits
English ~ Each year 9-12
40 Credits (UC/CSU requires 40)
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Math 20 Credits (UC/CSU requires 30- Algebra 1-2, Geometry, Algebra 3-4) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
World History ~ 10th grade
10 Credits (UC/CSU requires 10)
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
US History ~ 11th grade
10 Credits (UC/CSU requires 10)
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Civics/Economics~ 12th grade
10 Credits
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Foreign Language (UC/CSU requires 20 credits) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Physical Education ~ 20 Credits 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Physical Science 10 Credits (UC/CSU requires 10) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Biological Science 10 Credits (UC/CSU requires 10) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Fine Arts 10 Credits (UC/CSU requires 10) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Health Science 5 Credits 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Electives 85 Credits (UC/CSU requires 10 in one of the required academic areas above) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
  5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
  5
Total Credits 230 Required for Graduation
 

Assembly Bill 104

Assembly Bill 104 (AB 104), allows parents to opt for changes in a student’s grading option from a letter grade to Pass/No Mark for the 2020-2021 school year only.  The PUSD Grade Change Form for Pass/No Mark request is available by clicking here.  We recommend having a conversation with your student’s counselor prior to submitting a request to change your student’s grading option under AB 104 as there may be ramifications that could affect college admissions. For a list of colleges that will accept Pass grades please see List: California Postsecondary Institutions Accepting Pass/No Pass Grades.  

Other options offered under AB 104 include allowing students to repeat their grade level and allowing high school juniors and seniors to request an exemption from certain graduation requirements.  While these options won’t be appropriate for every student, they may provide an opportunity for some students to catch up.  Given the 4x4 and our PUSD Alternative Programs, students are more easily able to remediate and make up credits without having to be retained or repeat a grade level.  For questions or concerns about exemptions or retention, please contact your student’s counselor or school site administrator.   

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