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Graduation Requirements

In order to earn a Yuma Union High School District diploma, regular education students are subject to graduation requirements that include credit requirements and competency test requirements that the State Board of Education adopted. Students must meet all graduation requirements before we will allow them to participate in commencement exercises. We will designate students with grade point averages of three point five (3.5) or higher with honors. We have outlined the graduation requirements for regular education students below:

Credit Requirements

A minimum of 22 units of credit are required for graduation. Listed below are the requirements that a student must complete before he/she may receive a Yuma Union High School District diploma:

  • English:  four (4) credits
  • Mathematics: four (4) credits
  • Science:  three (3) credits.  Students may substitute one (1) course in agriculture or technology to count toward the high school graduation science requirement as per R7-2-302(4).
  • Social Studies:  three (3) credits
  • One (1) credit for World History/Geography
  • One (1) credit for United States History
  • One half (1/2) credit for United States Government
  • One half (1/2) credit for Economics
  • Physical Education:  one (1) credit
  • Fine Arts or CTE (Career/Technical Education):  one (1) credit
  • Elective Credits:  Six (6) credits