Graduation Requirements

Graduating Class of 2011 through 2015

Oceanside Unified School District
High School Graduation Requirements

Beginning with the graduating class of 2011, 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. 
 
STUDENTS MUST PASS THE MATH AND ENGLISH CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAMS (CAHSEE) IN ORDER TO GRADUATE

Subject Area Specific Requirements
A - Social Science 30 credits
  • World History
  • US History or AP US History
  • Government (Civics) 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
  • Algebra 1 (required)
  • Geometry (required)
  • Algebra II or Intermediate Algebra or Calculus or Statistics or Math Analysis
D - Science 20 credits (one year must include a lab)
  • 1 year of Life Science
  • 1 year of Physical Science
E - World Language

10 credits

  • Same Language
F - Arts

10 credits

  • Visual, Performing or Practical Arts
G - Electives

60 credits

  • May include 5 credits for the Contemporary Living class
  • Must include one year-long college prep. elective beginning with graduating class of 2014
 Physical Education

20 credits

  • Including PE 9A

 

Health

                                       

OUSD HIV/AIDS Requirement Online  (no credit)

or 

Contemporary Living (5 elective credits

Beginning with Graduating Class of 2016

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. 
 
STUDENTS MUST PASS THE MATH AND ENGLISH CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAMS (CAHSEE) IN ORDER TO GRADUATE

Subject Area Specific Requirements
A - Social Science 30 credits
  • World History
  • US History or AP US History
  • Government (Civics) 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
  • Algebra 1 (required)
  • Geometry (required)
  • Algebra II or Intermediate Algebra or Calculus or Statistics or Math Analysis
D - Science 20 credits (one year must include a lab)
  • 1 year of Life Science
  • 1 year of Physical Science
E - World Language

20 credits

  • Same Language
F - Arts

10 credits

  • Visual, Performing or Practical Arts
G - Electives

50 credits

  • May include 5 credits for the Contemporary Living class
  • Must include one year-long college prep. elective
 Physical Education

20 credits

  • Including PE 9A

 

Health

                                          

OUSD HIV/AIDS Requirement Online  (no credit)

or 

Contemporary Living (5 elective credits