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Graduation Requirements

CUSD Graduation Requirements for Classes of 2020+


Students will earn 5 credits per class with a passing grade of A, B, C, or D.  


Classes where students receive a grade of “F” must be repeated in order to earn the credits needed to graduate and earn a diploma.

Credits earned over a four year period

Grade 9 - Fall

 Grade 9 - Spring Grade 10 - Fall  Grade 10 - Spring
English I English I English II English II
Math Math Math Math
Science Science Science Science
College and Career Health World History World History
PE or Athletics PE or Athletics PE or Athletics PE or Athletics
Elective Elective Elective Elective
30 credits earned  60 credits earned  90 credits earned  120 credits earned

Grade 11 - Fall

Grade 11 - Spring

Grade 12 - Fall

Grade 12 - Spring

English III English III English IV English IV
U.S. History U.S. History Amer Gov't Economics
Elective Elective Elective Elective
Elective Elective Elective Elective
Elective Elective Elective Elective
 145 credits earned  170 credits earned  195 credits earned  220 TOTAL credits earned


Diploma Subject Requirements

  • 4 years English
  • 2 years Mathematics (to include Algebra I) (3 years for the class of 2020 and beyond)
  • 2 years Science (one life and one physical)
  • 3 years Social Science
  • 1 year Fine Art OR 1 year World Language
  • 2 years Physical Education
  • 1 semester Health
  • 70 Elective Credits (60 credits for the class of 2020 and beyond)
  • For detailed information regarding CUSD graduation requirements please see SJHHS Curriculum Guide

General Guidance Information Quicklinks

CEEB High School Code



Grading Periods

Grading in high school is based on a semester system:

1) Fall semester (runs from August through December); and, 

2) Spring semester (runs from January through June). 


Within each semester, progress grades will be posted on the Parent Portal at the end of 6 weeks and 12 weeks. 


Final grades for the semester (18 weeks), which are those posted after final exams, will become part of the student’s official high school transcript.

Options for Making Up Failed Coures

CUSD and SJHHS offer several options for remediation to regain status toward graduation and earn a diploma should a student fail a class (grade of F):

  • Summer School:  Student can remediate 10 credits (5 credits from fall semester/5 credits from spring semester). Student must see their Academic Advisor when summer school applications are available to register.  Enrollment is based on date/time that completed application was submitted.
  • Academic Intervention Class:  Students who are severly credit deficient will be placed in the Academic Intervention class depending on space availability.  Students who complete this class successfully will receive 5 elective credits in addition to credits received by completing classes which they previously failed.  Students enrolled will regain credits by taking courses online.
  • CUSD Online Credit Recovery Program: Students in the Credit Recovery program to remediate classes/credits.  To enroll, student must obtain referral forms from their Academic Advisor.
  • Additional Classes During Grade 11 and 12:  If students are not on track to graduate (120 credits completed by the end of 10th grade), the Academic Advisor will enroll students in 6 or sometimes 7 classes to ensure credit completion for graduation.  Typically, if students in grades 11 and 12 are on track to graduate they have the option enrolling in 5 classes (as opposed to 6 or 7).