• Graduation Requirements

    Students must complete 220 units of credit and complete units in the following specific content areas and minimum amounts in order to receive a high school diploma.  Five credits are the equivalent of one semester. 

    A - Social Science (30 credits)
    World History or Geography
    US History or AP US History
    Civics (U.S.Government) and Economics or AP Government

    B - English (40 credits)
    English 9
    English 10
    English 11 American Literature or AP English Language
    Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) or AP English Literature

    C - Math (30 credits)
    High School Mathematics I (required)
    High School Mathematics II (required)
    High School Mathematics III or other 3rd year math course
    Must be completed during high school years

    D - Science ( 20 credits)
    Life Science
    Physical Science
    One year must include a lab

    E - World Language (20 credits)
    Must be the same language with completion of at least year 2 of the language during grades 9 - 12 OR demonstrated proficiency equivalent to a minimum of two years of course study

    F - Visual and Performing Arts or Career Technical Education (10 credits)

    G - Electives (50 credits)
    Must include one year-long college prep elective course

    Physical Education (20 credits)
    Including Physical Education 9A (5). Special consideration may be granted for students transferring into the district with 20 credits completed, for purposes of allowing every opportunity to complete A-G coursework.

    Health (no credits)
    Complete State Health requirement

     

    OUSD Course Outlines