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    Graduation Requirements

     

     

    Acalanes Union High School District requires each student to earn 240 credits. Credits are granted on a semester basis (5 credits per semester, per class).

     
    During the 2015-2016 school year, a committee of teachers, parents, counselors, students and administrators reviewed the existing AUHSD Graduation Requirements and recommended changes to the AUHSD Governing Board. The revised graduation requirements were approved by the AUHSD Governing Board on June 29, 2016 and will be implemented throughout the four years. The table below outlines AUHSD graduation requirements. 
     
    To provide additional information and answer questions related to particular graduation  requirements please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Graduation Requirements page
     
    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

     

    Class of 2018 and Class of 2019

    AUHSD Graduation Requirements

     

    Class of 2020 and Class 2021

     

    Course Requirements

     

    Credits

     

    Course Requirements

     

    Credits

     

    English

    Course title must include “English”

     

    40

     

    English

    Course must be a grade level English course

     

    40

     

    Math

    Students must pass the equivalent of two semesters of a course of study beyond Algebra 1

     

    20

     

    Math

    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.

     

    30

     

    Science

    Courses of study must include one year of biological and one year of physical science.

     

    20

     

    Science

    Courses of study must include one year of biological and one year of physical science.

     

    20

     

    Social Studies

    World History (10), US History (10), US Government (5), Economics (5)

     

    30

     

    Social Studies

    World History (10), US History (10), US Government (5), Economics (5)

     

    30

     

    World Language, American Sign Language, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Career/Technical Education

    Students must take one year in two of these five areas.

     

    20

     

    Visual and Performing Arts

    One year of visual or performing arts course of study.

     

    10

     

    Breadth Requirement

    20 Credits taken in any of the following areas: World Language, American Sign Language, or Career Technical Education.

     

    20

     

    Physical Education

    Including PE 9/Health

     

    20

     

    Physical 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.

     

    20

     

     

     

    Health

    One semester of course of study in Health.

     

    5

     

    Elective Courses

     

    90

     

    Elective Courses

     

    65

     

    Total Credits

     

    240

     

    Total Credits

     

    240