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 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
2018
Must complete Alg I

2019
Must complete Math I

30*
2018
Must complete Alg II

2019
Must complete Math III

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