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Graduation & College Admissions Requirements

There are three basic requirements needed to graduate from San Luis Obispo High School: core requirements, elective requirements, and total credits. 

Core Requirements

Credits   Course Requirements
40 English
30 Mathematics (must include Algebra 1)
20 PE (unless exempted)
10 Life Science
10 Physical Science
10 World History
10 U.S. History
5 American Government
5 Economics
5 Health
10 Foreign Language/Fine Arts/CTE (Career Technical Education)
155 Total Core Requirement
95 Elective Requirement

 

Credits

155 Core Requirements
95 Elective Requirements
250 Total Credits

Five credits are awarded for the successful completion of each semester course with a grade of "D" or better.

NOTE, THESE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ARE FOR THE GRADUATING CLASSES OF 2022, 2023, and 2024.  FOR THE CLASS OF 2025, THE CREDIT REQUIREMENT WILL INCREASE TO 265. 

Alternative Paths to Meet Graduation Requirements

1. Early Graduation Process
A student who wishes to graduate early should meet with his/her counselor and obtain an Early Graduation Petition. All graduation requirements must be met prior to early graduation. Students will be allowed to return for senior activities and commencement.

2. Foreign Exchange
Students are encouraged to work with recognized foreign exchange organizations to ensure quality placement in other countries. The counselor, parents, and student will agree upon and sign a foreign exchange contract, which indicates the courses required for graduation.

3. Concurrent and Accelerated Process
Students may enroll in college courses to fulfill high school requirements and/or to complete college enrichment courses. Students should meet with their counselor to discuss these options.