Acalanes Union High School District requires each student to earn 220 credits to obtain a diploma from a comprehensive high school. Credits are granted on a semester basis (5 credits per semester, per class).
The table below outlines AUHSD graduation requirements.
Students should contact their counselor with questions concerning course selection and planning. It is important to note that below are the AUHSD graduation requirements. Colleges and universities have specific college entrance requirements. Please visit your College and Career Center, counselor, or AUHSD Course Catalog for additional information regarding the entrance requirements.
Additionally, following are links to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) admissions information.
AUHSD Graduation Requirements
Course must be a grade level English course
Students must pass the equivalent of two semesters of a course of study beyond Algebra 1. Up to 10 credits may be obtained by successfully completing a computer science course.
Courses of study must include one year of biological and one year of physical science.
World History (10), US History (10), US Government (5), Economics (5)
Visual and Performing Arts
One year of visual or performing arts course of study.
20 Credits taken in any of the following areas: World Language or Career Technical Education.
Course of study must include one year of PE 9. A maximum of 10 credits may be earned in external PE programs, i.e. activities conducted outside the hours of the regular school day.
One semester of course of study in Health.