Graduate High School

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Graduate High School

Learn about what is expected and needed to graduate from a SFUSD high school, and learn about what is needed to apply to University of California and California State Universities.

My Future in My Hands Guide

My Future in My Hands Guide was designed to answer questions that often arise during a student's high school journey and help provide basic information as students consider their college and career options

Introduction to A-G Requirements

In this short video, learn about what A-G requirements are and how they relate to SFUSD graduation and college admission requirements.

SFUSD High School Graduation & Minimum University Admission Requirements

Compare and contrast A-G requirements between the district and UC/CSU campuses

High School Subject Area

SFUSD Graduation Requirements

High School Course Requirements (A-G) for the University of California or California State Universities*

Social Science

“A” Requirement

3 years: 30 credits

World History, United States History, American Democracy & Economics

2 years: U.S. History, World History, American Democracy 

English

“B” Requirement

4 years: 40 credits

4 years: College Preparatory English, maximum one year of Advanced ELD can be used towards fulfilling this requirement

Mathematics

“C” Requirement

3 years: 30 credits 

Including Algebra,  Geometry, and Algebra 2

3 years: 4 years recommended 

including Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 2 

Science

“D” Requirement

2 years: 20 credits 

1 Year in Biological Sciences; 1 Year in Physical Sciences

2 years: 3 years recommended

1 Year in Biological Sciences; 1 Year in Physical Sciences

Language Other Than English

“E” Requirement

2 years: 20 credits of the same language other than English

2 years: 3 years recommended

2 yrs of the same language other than English

Visual and Performing Arts

“F” Requirement

1 year: 10 credits 

Dance, Music, Theater,  Visual Art or Interdisciplinary Art

1 year: 1 yearlong course or 2 semester courses from the same discipline required

Dance, Music, Theater,  Visual Art or Interdisciplinary Art

Physical Education

2 years: 20 credits 

None

Health Education

0.5 Years: 5 credits

None

College & Career Course

0.5 Years: 5 credits

None

Electives

“G” Requirement

1 additional year of college preparatory courses: 10 credits 

50 credits of other electives

1 year  or more of advanced courses in Math, Arts, English, Science, World Language, Social Sciences or approved “G” Elective courses

Total Credits/Units

for graduation

230 total credits

Course requirements must be completed with a ‘D’ or better

15 units of high school courses with 11 completed before senior year 

Course requirements must be completed with a with a ‘C’ or better 

Assessments & GPA 

 

Optional SAT or ACT: if submitted, scores can be used for college course placement purposes

UC: 3.00 GPA minimum

CSU: 2.00 GPA minimum

*For more detailed information on UC admission requirements, visit https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html and https://www2.calstate.edu/apply for CSU requirements