SMUHSD Graduation Requirements


    The San Mateo Union High School District Board of Trustees has set these graduation requirements to ensure that every student satisfactorily completes a minimum course of study which is consistent with the educational philosophy and objectives of the District.


    All graduates must complete a minimum of 220 credits of course work listed by subject area below and receive a passing grade of D or higher.

    180 credits must be taken in specific areas. There are usually a variety of classes which meet each requirement with classes designed for different levels of ability and/or career interests. If you are not sure which class is best for you, discuss it with a teacher or counselor. 40 credits are elective; that is, they may be chosen on the basis of personal interest, college or career requirements, or the need for remedial work.


    5   Credits = 1 semester
    10 Credits = 2 semesters / 1 year
    20 Credits = 2 years
    30 Credits = 3 years
    40 Credits = 4 years