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Graduation Requirements

Students are required to meet the following general requirements to earn an AUSD high school diploma:

  • Accumulation of a minimum of 230 credits
  • Attain a cumulative grade point average of not less than 1.75
  • Complete twenty (20) hours of community service work during the 9th through 12th grades

Academic Requirements:

  • English - A student must earn forty (40) credits (four years) in courses offered by the English Department under its regular sequential program of instruction.
  • Social Science - A student must earn thirty (30) credits (three years) of social science, including 10 credits in Modern World History, 10 credits in U.S. History, 5 credits in American Government and 5 credits in Economics.
  • Mathematics - A student must earn twenty (20) credits (two years) in mathematics.   
  • Science - A student must earn twenty (20) credits (two years) in science, including 10 credits in physical science and 10 credits in biological life science.
  • Foreign Language, Visual Performing Arts, CTE - A student must earn ten (10) credits (one year) in Foreign Language and ten (10) credits in Visual and Performing Arts.  
  • Physical Education - A student must earn twenty (20) credits (two years) in physical education.  Students are required to take PE in the freshman year.
  • Current Life Issues - A student must earn five (5) credits (one semester) in Current Life Issues.

 Remaining Credits are to come from elective courses or additional coursework within the above core subject areas.