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High School Graduation & CSU/UC Requirements

Requirements for graduation and specified alternative means for completing the prescribed course of study for a high school diploma shall be made available to students, parents/guardians, and the public. (Education Code 51225.3, Board Policy 6146.1 and Board Policy 6146.11)


Students shall not be required to have resided within the district for any minimum length of time as a condition of high school graduation. (Education Code 51411, BP 6146.3) or Certificate of Completion (BP 6146.4)
Each student's individual progress toward fulfilling high school graduation requirements can be monitored through the Aeries Portal by accessing Graduation Status under the Grades menu. Any course which is not taken to fulfill a specific graduation requirement is counted as an elective. Students or parents with questions or concerns regarding graduation status should contact the school counselor.
Grade 7 & 8 Students and College Preparatory Coursework
  1. Students may enroll in college preparatory mathematics and/or language other than English classes as part of their middle school courses. The course of study taken at the SDUHSD middle schools is comparable to those same levels which are taken at the high school level; therefore, middle school world language and/or math classes may fulfill eligibility requirements for the University of California and California State University systems.
  2. Students who take mathematics or world language as eighth-graders are eligible for entry into the next level at the high school if they complete suggested prerequisites.
  3. No high school credit will be granted for courses taken at the middle school; however, the course(s) may be used to fulfill college entrance requirements.
  4. Students in Grade 8 may take and receive credit for advanced courses at the high school. Enrollment in these courses is on a space-available basis with the approval of both the high school and middle school principals.