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Graduation & A-G Requirements

High School

Subject Area

SFUSD High School

Graduation Requirements

University of California (UC)

California State University (CSU)

a-g Requirements

Social Science

3 years

a. 2 years / 3 years recommended


4 years

b. 4 years


3 years

c. 3 years / 4 years recommended

  • Geometry required to be one of the three years


2 years

  • one year of biological

  • one year of physical

d. 2 years / 3 years recommended

  • one year of biological

  • one year of physical

World Language

2 years

  • must be the same language

e. 2 years / 3 years recommended

  • must be the same language

Visual &

Performing Arts

1 year

f. 1 year

  • must be the same VAPA


Physical Education

2 years

must pass 5 of 6 sections of the Fitnessgram

College and Career & Health Education

  • one semester of each

g. 1 year

  • elective course that meets g requirement


  • any additional a-f course


California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

CSU: SAT Reasoning or ACT

UC: SAT Reasoning or ACT plus Writing

*Recommended: SAT Subject test - 2 different subjects

Students Must Have a Minimum of 230 Credits to Graduate

Each semester students should earn at least 30 credits to be on track for graduation

5 credits earned for each class passed