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.

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Summer 2021 Opportunities

Summer Internships teach you valuable job skills and allow you to explore various career fields. Most of the district's College & Career Readiness' internships are connected to a City College of San Francisco course, so you'll also earn college credit, and learn about CCSF career preparation programs. You can also take credit recovery or a CCSF course on their own, without an internship.

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