Graduation Requirements

  • (taken from the SUHSD Course Manual 2016-2017)

     
    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
     
    CLASSIFICATION—Progress toward Graduation
     
    Students are classified as demonstrating normal progress towards graduation based on the following earned credits. Students for the Class of 2014 (and beyond) must earn a total of 220 credits to graduate, as indicated below.
     
    0 - 54 Semester Credits                 Freshman
    55 - 109 Semester Credits             Sophomore
    110 - 164 Semester Credits           Junior
    165 - 220 Semester Credits           Senior
     
    SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
    A student must satisfy certain subject requirements before graduating. They are as follows:
     
                                                                         
                                                                                 Class of 2014
                                                                                 (and beyond)
     
    ENGLISH..............................................................40 credits
    English Language Learner students may use a maximum
    of 20 credits of English Language Development (ELD)
    classes toward the English requirement
     
    MATHEMATICS ...................................................30 credits
    (20 credits must be high school math, including Algebra)
     
    SCIENCE .............................................................20 credits
    (20 credits Lab/Applied Science Biological Science 10
    and Physical Science 10)
     
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ...............................................30 credits
    (World History/Geography 10; U.S. History 10;
    U.S. Government 5; Economics 5)
     
    HEALTH EDUCATION..........................................10 credits
    FIRST AID.....................................................must pass (no credit allowed)
     
    PHYSICAL EDUCATION ......................................20 credits
    (required in Grade 9, remaining credits in Grades 10,11, 12)
    (Mount Toro students exempt from P. E.)
     
    VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ................................10 credits
     
    FINE ARTS...........................................................10 credits
     
    FOREIGN LANGUAGE ........................................20 credits
    (must be in same language)
     
    ELECTIVE CLASSES.............................................30 credits
                                                                                 _____________
     
                      (minimum required to graduate)     220credits
     
     
    PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
    Legislation (Education Code 60850) has been enacted that requires a state-adopted California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) in English/Language Arts and Mathematics be passed by students beginning with the graduating Class of 2006. The CAHSEE will be given in grade 10 and will be available during subsequent testing administrations.
     
    ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
    Students must enroll in at least six courses (or three blocks) offered only on their campus or in courses offered off-campus through the Regional Occupational Program. Under certain circumstances, a student may enroll in courses offered at other high schools within the District and Hartnell College. For more information see your counselor.
     
    ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
    Students must maintain at least 85% attendance of days enrolled for each year as a requirement for graduation.
     
    GRADE POINT AVERAGE
    Students must have at least a 2.0 high school graduation requirement grade point average (GPA) as a requirement for graduation.
     
     
    In addition to requirements established by state law or by a ruling of the Board of Trustees, instruction in safety, accident prevention, fire prevention, conservation, and health, including the effects of alcohol, narcotics, drugs, and tobacco on the body must be included in the four-year program. These areas of instruction are included in one or more of the regularly established subjects.