Graduation Requirements

To graduate from high school, students must complete the following courses in grades 9-12, with each course being one year unless otherwise specified:

  1. Four courses in English (40 credits).
  2. Three courses in mathematics, one course must be an Algebra Ievel course or higher (30 credits).
  3. Two courses in science, including biological and physical sciences (20 credits).
  4. Three courses in social studies, including United States history and geography, world history, culture and geography; a one-semester course in American government and civics; and a one-semester course in economics (30 credits).
  5. One course in visual or performing arts, foreign language or American Sign Language (10 credits).
  6. Two courses in physical education (20 credits).
  7. One course in health (10 credits).

A total minimum 230 credits required to obtain a diploma.

Graduate Student Profile

An AVUHSD Graduate demonstrates 21st Century skills, employs a growth mindset in all personal and professional endeavors, and is a...

Creator/ Innovator who can:

  • Generate and transform original ideas through the development of new products, projects and/or concepts.
  • Integrate and synthesize information from a variety of disciplines to create value.
  • Persevere through taking risks, experiencing success and setbacks while identifying solutions and continued enhancements.

Collaborator who can:

  • Commit to a common purpose by working with others in the effort to achieve shared goals.
  • Adapt to dynamic situations and settings while building trust and behaving responsibly.
  • Work successfully with a diverse group of people.

Communicator who can:

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively receive and deliver multiple ideas, information, and opinions.
  • Use academic and technical language appropriate for the situation, through reading, writing, listening, speaking and the use of technology.
  • Advocate for self and others.

Global and Productive Citizen who can:

  • Make responsible, culturally responsive, mindful decisions.
  • Build community.
  • Demonstrate global awareness and perspective.