This page provides some basic information on High School Graduation Requirements for ETHS and the SVUSD. It is designed to help students and parents navigate successfully through the four years of high school courses leading to a diploma. It is important for students and parents to be familiar with these requirements and to carefully track student progress through each year. Planning ahead can help students maximize their high school education and put themselves in the best position possible for their next steps toward college and career pursuits. Our goal is to prepare students for their future and have them graduate from high school with as many college or career options as possible.
- SVUSD Graduation Requirements
- Attendance Requirement
- Community Service Requirement
- Grade Point Average Requirement
- High School Planning Guide
- Writing Proficiency
Students must complete 220 credits to earn their high school diploma; including subject requirements in English, mathematics, science, social science, world language OR arts, health, and physical education:
|Subject (Units Needed)||Course(s) within subject||Grade Level(s)||Course Units|
|English (40)||English 1||9||10|
|Social Science (30)||World History||10||10|
|United States History||11||10|
|Mathematics (30)||Various Math courses||9-12||Varies|
|Science (30)||Physical Science Course(s)||9-12||Varies|
|Biology/Life Science Course(s)||9-12||10|
|1 additional Physical or Biology/Life Science Course||9-12||10|
|Physical Education (20)||PE Course 1||9||10|
Applied/Tech Arts (10)
|Any course marked *** in the Course Description Available on the SVUSD Guidance website||9-12||Varies|
|Elective Courses (55)||Any course not used to meet the above requirements||9-12||Varies|
Note: Students earn 5 credits per class with a passing grade of A, B, C or D.
A grade of “F” must be repeated in order to graduate and earn a diploma.
Students must submit eight (8) hours of verified community service or equivalent project by the end of the first semester of the student's 12th Grade year.
SVUSD requires all students to complete 8 hours of community service to a non-profit organization in order to graduate. Students have 3 1/2 years to complete their service hours; the form is due to the guidance technicians by the last day of the first semester of their senior year.
Download the form below and take it with you before you start your service. It will need to be signed by your service supervisor as proof that you completed the hours.
The SVUSD High School Planning Guide is given to each 9th grade family during their individual 4-year planning appointment. Specific dates for presentations and corresponding parent nights can be found on the guidance calendar.
Information in the guide includes, but is not limited to: graduation requirements, a-g (4 year college eligibility requirements), various 4 year college systems (CSU, UC, private/independent schools) community college information, and career planning resources.