Graduation Requirements

  • San Mateo Union High School District students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 170 credits in required courses and 50 additional credits of elective coursework, making a total of 220 credits. Each course passed earns 5 credits. 

    Subject

    Hillsdale High School

    CSU/UC “A-G” Requirements

    Social Studies

    “A” Requirement

    40 Credits:   Ethnic Studies; Modern World History, Contemporary World Studies, U.S. History, American Government, Economics

    2 years: World History, US History

    English

    “B” Requirement

    40 Credits:   English 9, English 10, English 11 and English 12

     

    4 years: College Prep English

    Mathematics

    “C” Requirement

    30 Credits: 

    Must include Algebra 1

     

    3 years: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2

    Lab Science

    “D” Requirement

    20 Credits: 10 credits in Biological science and 10 credits in physical science.

     

    2 years: Lab Science including physical science and life science

     

    *3 years recommended

    World Languages

    “E” Requirement

    10 Credits

    2 years of the same language

     

    *3 years recommended

    Visual/Performing Arts

    “F” Requirement

    10 credits

    1 year

    Electives

    “G” Requirement

    50 Credits

    1 year

    CTE

    10 Credits

     

    none

    PE

    20 credits

     

    none

    Health

    5 credits

     

    none

    Total Credits

    220 Credits

     

     

    Additional Non-Course Requirements

    Passing credit on senior defense

    Possible: ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests