Graduation Requirements

Graduation will be authorized by the Board of Education and a diploma will be granted to all students who have earned a minimum of 215 semester units of credit during grades 9-12, pass the High School Exit Exam, and meet Irvine Unified School District diploma requirements.

Note: A course taken for a single block for a semester, or a double block every other day for a semester, normally earns five semester units of credit.  A course taken for a double block every day for a semester, normally earns ten semester units of credit.  A course counts in only one category.  For planning purposes, the following is provided.

Content Area
High School
Diploma
Requirements
UC/CSU
Minimum Course
Requirements
     
English
May include 10 units of  ELD 2

40

40*

Mathematics
   

20
Must include Alg I

30*
Must complete Alg II

Science

20

20*

Social Science

30

30*

Social Science units must include:
   
         
World Studies
[10] [10]*
         
American History
[10] [10]*
         
American Government
[5] [5]*
         
Economics
[5] [5]*
Foreign Language

 

20* 
Fine Arts

 

10*
Foreign Language, Fine Arts or Career Technical Education
(one course in visual or performing arts, foreign language, including American Sign Language, or career technical education)
10

 

Physical Ed
  20

20

Health
 5

 

U.C. Elective

Political Science & Economics may be applied towards this requirement

10*
Elective
 

70

 

          Total Units 215  

 * U.C. Approved Courses