High School Graduation Requirements

AUSD High School Graduation Requirements
220 Units to Graduate

Subject Area Credits Required
English I 10.00
English II 10.00
English III 10.00
English IV (English Elective) 10.00
Modern World History 10.00
US History 10.00
American Government 5.00
Economics 5.00
Mathematics 30.00
Life Science 10.00
Physical Science 10.00
Fine Arts/Language 10.00
Health 5.00
Physical Education 20.00
Electives 65.00
*TOTAL* 220.00

College Prep Requirements

A) History, Social Science 3 years 2 years
B) English 4 years 4 years
C) Math 3 years (must include Algebra I) 3 years (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II)
D) Science 2 years 2 years
E) World Language n/a 2 years
F) Visual and Performing Arts 1 year 1 year
G) College Prep Elective 65 credits 1 year
  • Note: Students are not required to take college prep classes in each subject area in order to graduate from an AUSD school

A-G Requirements in Detail

Letter Subject Years Details
A History/Social Science 2 2 years, including 1 year of World History, Cultures, and Historical Geography and 1 year of U.S.
History or one-half year of U.S. History and one-half year of Civics or American Government
B English 4 4 years of college preparatory English that includes frequent and regular writing, and reading of classic and modern literature. Only 1 year of English Language Development (ELD) 4 counts towards this requirement
C Mathematics 3 3 years of college preparatory mathematics that includes the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry
D Laboratory Other than English 2 2 years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least 2 of these 2 disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics
E Language Other than English 2 2 years of the same language other than English
F Visual & Performing Arts 1 1 year, including dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art.
G College Preparatory Elective 1 1 year (two semesters), chosen from additional "A-F" courses beyond those used to satisfy the Elective requirements above, or courses that have been approved solely for use as "G" electives.
LSHS Graduation 2016
Grads 2016-02