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Graduation Requirements


Oceanside Unified School District
High School Graduation Requirements

Beginning with the graduating class of 2016, 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. 

    Subject Area

Specific Requirements

   A - Social Science

30 credits

  • World History
  • US History or AP US History
  • Government &  Economics or AP Government

      B - English

40 credits

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • American Literature or AP English Language
  • Expository Reading and Writing or AP English Literature

      C - Math

30 credits

  • Including HS Math 2
  • 30 credits must be completed during grades 9-12

     D - Science

20 credits 

  • 1 year of Life Science
  • 1 year of Physical Science
    • (one year must include a lab)

   E - World Language

20 credits

  • Must be same language w/ completion of year 2 of the language during grades 9-12

      F - Arts

10 credits

  • Visual, Performing or Practical Arts

     G - Electives

50 credits

  • Must include one year-long college prep. elective

         Physical Education      

20 credits

  • Including PE 9A




OUSD HIV/AIDS Requirement Online  (no credit)

Students may fulfill state health requirement by exam or coursework