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Graduation Requirements & Diploma Options

Standard High School Diploma

Alameda Unified School District issues diplomas of graduation from high school to students who complete the following general requirements:

  • Accumulation of a minimum of 220 credits (approved by the BOE on February 9, 2021) in the prescribed content areas.
  • Attain a cumulative grade point average of 1.75 or above
  • Complete twenty (20) hours of community service work during the 9th through 12th grades (with the exception of the Class of 2021 and 2022)

Academic Requirements

2021-2022 Assembly Bill 104

On July 1, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 104, which provides significant opportunities for all students, but particularly for high school students.  They are outlined below:

Adult School High School Diploma

Adult School High School diplomas are granted to students who attend the Alameda Adult School and complete either Plan I or Plan II requirements.  

  • Plan I:     180 units in the prescribed content areas
  • Plan II:     40 units in the prescribed content areas AND passing score on the General Educational Development (GED)

Detailed outlines of these requirements can be found on the Alameda Adult School website.

Certificate of Completion

Any Special Education student who completes a course of study as prescribed in the Individual Education Plan (but whose IEP team determines they are unable to meet AUSD graduation requirements because of disability) will receive an AUSD Certificate of Completion.