High School Graduation Requirements
High school graduation requirements are the courses students need to pass with a D or better to receive their high school diploma. Each district has different requirements. Pomona Unified School District requires that a student obtain 220 credits in specific areas in order to graduate. Your high school diploma will help in obtaining a job after high school, going to a community college, trade school, or joining the armed services. PUSD requirements are listed below.
|Life Science||10 credits|
|Physical Science (IPS, Chemistry, Physics)||10 credits|
|World History||10 credits|
|US History||10 credits|
|American Government||5 credits|
|Physical Education||20 credits|
|Fine Arts/ Foreign Language||10 credits|
|Vocational Education*||10 credits|
|Tech Education||5 credits|
* Vocational credits can be awarded for work experience, ROP or CTEC courses. If you have a job and need vocational or elective credits, talk to your school counselor.
- History / Social Science (2 years) "A"
Two years of history/social science, including one year of world history, cultures and geography; and one year of US history, or one-half year of US history AND one-half year of American government.
- English (4 years) "B"
Four years of college-preparatory English.
- Math (3 years required; 4 years recommended) "C"
Three years of college preparatory mathematics; the minimum pattern is Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.
- Laboratory Science (2 years required; 3 years recommended) "D"
Two years of laboratory science in at least two of these three subjects: biology, chemistry, and physics.
- Language Other than English (2 years required; 3 years recommended) "E"
Two years of the same language other than English.
- Visual and Performing Arts (1 year) "F"
A single yearlong visual or performing arts class such as dance, drama, music, or visual art (drawing, painting, etc.).
- College Preparatory Elective (1 year) "G"
One year chosen from additional "A-F" courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements above, or courses that have been approved elective classes.