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Graduation Requirements and Credits

Students must earn a total of 230 credits to graduate and receive a diploma from Hueneme High School. This page contains three (3) different charts to explain how requirements and credits work:

  • Chart 1 shows the number of required credits students must earn in any given subject area to meet graduation requirements compared to A-G university admission requirements. It also shows how requirements differ between the Classes of 2021-2023 and the Class of 2024.
  • Chart 2 shows the possible number of credits students can earn in a traditional semester system.
  • Chart 3 shows the possible number of credits students can earn in a quarter system. 

For any students who plan to apply to a four-year university, ensure your courses are A-G approved by checking the official UC A-G high school articulation list. Make sure you click on the correct tab to select the year you took or plan to take the course.

Read the detailed OUHSD Board Policy for graduation requirements.

Click on the images below to watch a brief video about graduation requirements for Class of 2021 through 2023 and the Class of 2024.

Chart 1: High School Graduation Requirements

Students must earn grades of “D” or better to qualify for a high school diploma and grades of “C” or better to qualify for university admissions. The University of California (UC) system and many private colleges require grades of “B” or better to meet minimum admissions requirements. Community colleges do not have minimum grade requirements.

Class of 2021, 2022, & 2023

A-G University Admissions

Class of 2024

A. Social Science
35 Credits
– 5 Geography
-10 World Civilization
-10 US History
-5 Government
-5 Economics

A. Social Science
20 Credits (2 Years)
-10 Credits (1 Year) of World Civilization or European History
-10 Credits (1 Year) of US History or 5 Credits (1/2 Year) of US History & 5 Credits (1/2 Year) of American Government
A. Social Science
35 Credits
– 5 Ethnic Studies
-10 World Civilization
-10 US History
-5 Government
-5 Economics
B. English
40 Credits
B. English
40 Credits (4 Years)
B. English
40 Credits
C. Mathematics
30 Credits
-5 of the 30 Credits Must Include:
     -Math 1 (Second Term) or
     -Math 2 or
     -Any Level Higher Than Math 2
C. Mathematics
30 Credits (3 Years)*
*4 Years Recommended
Courses Must Include:
-Elementary & Advanced Algebra and
-Two & Three Dimensional Geometry
C. Mathematics
30 Credits
-5 of the 30 Credits Must Include:
     -Math 1 (Second Term) or
     -Math 2 or
     -Any Level Higher Than Math 2
D. Science
20 Credits
-10 Life Science
-10 Physical Science 
D. Science
20 Credits (2 Years)*
*3 Years Recommended
-10 Credits (1 Year) Life Science
-10 Credits (1 Year) Physical Science
D. Science
30 Credits
-10 Life Science
-10 Physical Science
-10 Other
E. World Language, or Visual & Performing Arts, or Career Technical Education (CTE)
20 Credits
E. World Language
20 Credits (2 Consecutive Years)*
*3 Consecutive Years Recommended 
E. World Language, or CTE Pathway Completion
20 Credits
F. Visual & Performing Arts Credits Included in “E” Requirement Above
F. Visual & Performing Arts
10 Credits
F. Visual & Performing Arts
10 Credits
 G. Electives
60 Credits
Any OUHSD Course

 G. College Preparatory Elective
10 Credits
Any A-F Course Beyond the Minimum Requirements Above or
2 Semesters of Courses in G-Approved Subject Areas

Check Hueneme High School G-Approved Courses (Make sure you click on the tab for the correct year you took or plan to take the course)

 G. Electives
40 Credits
Any OUHSD Course
Physical Education (PE)
20 Credits
Not RequiredPhysical Education (PE)
20 Credits
Health
5 Credits
Depending on the year, Health might count towards 1 semester of the G-RequirementHealth
5 Credits

High School Graduation Credits

The number of classes a student takes and passes with a grade of “D” or better will determine the number of credits a student earns. Chart 2 shows the number of credits students can earn in a semester system and Chart 3 shows the number of credits students can earn in the current 2020-2021 quarter system. 

Chart 2: Traditional Semester System

Each class in a semester is worth 5 credits.
6 classes X 5 credits each = 30 Credits 

 Semester 1Semester 2Annual Credit Total
6 Classes per Semester30 Credits30 Credits60 Credits

Chart 3: Quarter System for 2020-2021

Each class in a quarter is worth 5 credits, and each quarter is equal to one semester of instruction. At Hueneme, most classes in Quarters 1 and 3 correspond to Semester 1 and Quarters 2 and Quarter 4 correspond to Semester 2. 

In the first example below, 3 classes X 5 credits each = 15 Credits per Quarter
In the second example below, 4 classes X 5 credits each = 20 Credits per Quarter

 Quarter 1 (Semester 1)Quarter 2 (Semester 2)Quarter 3 (Semester 1)Quarter 4 (Semester 2)Annual Credit Totals
3 Classes per Quarter15 Credits15 Credits15 Credits15 Credits60 Credits
4 Classes per Quarter20 Credits20 Credits20 Credits20 Credits80 Credits
Sample Variations of Classes and Credits Per Quarter3 Classes =15 Credits3 Classes =15 Credits3 Classes =15 Credits4 Classes =20 Credits65 Credits
3 Classes =15 Credits3 Classes =15 Credits4 Classes =20 Credits4 Classes =20 Credits70 Credits
3 Classes =15 Credits4 Classes =20 Credits4 Classes =20 Credits4 Classes =20 Credits75 Credits