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High School Graduation Requirements

SJUSD Graduation Requirements by Plan beginning with the
Graduating Class of 2014-2015

Graduation Table

Seniors entering SJUSD for the first time will be grandfathered to the graduation requirements
of their previous school.

Description of Additional Requirements:

San Jose Unified School District Requirement: Certification of a minimum of 40 hours of community service is required for graduation (10 hours per year of enrollment).
State Requirement 1: Students must pass a designated course of study in each of the following areas: Physical Education, Health, and Safety & First Aid.
State Requirement 2: California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Students must pass the Language Arts and Math sections of this exam in order to graduate from high school and receive a diploma.
State Requirement 3: All students, including those in alternative programs who receive a high school diploma must pass an Algebra I course or equivalent with a total of 10 credits. (Ed. Code 51224.5)

Description of Graduation Plans:

Paths I and I-A meet the District’s high school graduation requirements aligned with the University of California standards.
Paths II and II-A meet the District’s alternative graduation requirements for special education students or students attending alternative programs. The graduating differential Proficiency Standards will state in the IEP (Individualized Education Plan) for special education students or the ILP (Individualized Learning Plan) for students enrolled in an alternative program that the students meets the California State Graduation requirement.


Cumulative GPA (Unweighted) is calculated on a 4.00 scale and includes all courses with letter grades that are used to meet graduation requirements.
CA Cal Grant GPA is based on a 4.00 scale and is calculated using all courses with letter grades taken from sophomore and junior year. This GPA excludes physical education classes, Reserve Officer Training Corp s (ROTC), and remedial courses.
Unweighted 10-12 A-G GPA is based on a 4.00 scale and is calculated using all courses with letter grades taken from sophomore year to graduation. This GPA includes only courses that are UC approved.