• Graduation Requirements

    Students must complete 220 units of credit and complete units in the following specific content areas and minimum amounts in order to receive a high school diploma.  Five credits are the equivalent of one semester. 

    A - Social Science (30 credits)
    World History or Geography
    US History or AP US History
    Civics (U.S.Government) and Economics or AP Government

    B - English (40 credits)
    English 9
    English 10
    English 11 American Literature or AP English Language
    Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) or AP English Literature

    C - Math (30 credits)
    High School Mathematics I (required)
    High School Mathematics II* 
    High School Mathematics III or other 3rd year math course
    Must be completed during high school years

    *Students must still attempt to complete HS Mathematics II or equivalent course.

    D - Science ( 20 credits)
    Life Science
    Physical Science
    One year must include a lab

    E - World Language (20 credits)
    Must be the same language with completion of at least year 2 of the language during grades 9 - 12 OR demonstrated proficiency equivalent to a minimum of two years of course study

    F - Visual and Performing Arts or Career Technical Education (10 credits)

    G - Electives (40 credits)
    Must include one year-long college prep elective course

    Ethnic Studies (10 credits)

    This is a graduation requirement for OUSD students beginning with the class of 2026.

    Physical Education (20 credits)
    Including Physical Education 9A & B (10). Special consideration may be granted for students transferring into the district with 20 credits completed, for purposes of allowing every opportunity to complete A-G coursework.

    Health (no credits)
    Complete State Health requirement


    OUSD Course Outlines