Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements
COVID-19: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges with distance learning, the graduation unit requirements for El Dorado High School, Independence High School, Oak Ridge High School and Ponderosa High School shall be 220 units. The graduation unit requirements for Union Mine High School and the EDUHSD Virtual Academy, with 4x4 schedules, shall be 240 for the Class of 2021 and 230 credits for graduating classes thereafter. This Board policy will be reviewed annually until this pandemic is over. BP 6146.1 6/20
*Union Mine and Virtual Academy will require 100 elective credits to meet graduation requirements in 2020-2021 and 90 elective credits to meet graduation requirements in 2021-2022.
Guidance counselors are available at all campuses to provide assistance in planning a course of study. For additional information, please reference the Course Directory.
Certificate of Completion
Students with disabilities may be awarded a certificate of completion rather than a diploma as determined by their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Parents may contact their child’s special education case manager for information.
** Completion prior to grade 9, of algebra course work that meets or exceeds state academic content standards shall not exempt a student from the requirement to complete three mathematics courses (30 credits) in grades 9-12 (Education Code 51224.5)