SMUHSD Graduation Requirements

In order to receive a diploma from the San Mateo Union High School District, a student MUST:
1). Pass required coursework (listed below).
2). Pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).
3). Earn at least 220 credits.

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Social Science
9th - Contemporary World Studies, 1 semester
10th - Modern World History 1-2
11th - US History 1-2
12th - Government & Economics
 
English
4 years
 
Math
3 years
 
Science
2 years
1 year in a Biological Science and 1 year in a Physical Science
At least one must meet UC "d" requirement
 
Visual
&
Performing
Arts
1 year
 
World
Language
 
1 year by the end of 10th grade
 
Health
1 Semester – completed in 9th grade
 
 
Physical Education
2 years – completed in 9th & 10th grades
 
 
Electives
50 credits to meet the credit requirement
 
Tests
CAHSEE
 
Credits needed for graduation
220