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Graduation Requirements

A total of 230 units of credit must be earned in specific subject areas for high school graduation, as established by the California Board of Education. The table below illustrates the minimum graduation requirements of the Fresno Unified School District.  Five (5) units are granted for successfully completing each semester of each course in which the student receives a "D" grade or better.

Subject AreaUnits Required
​English Language Arts​40
​Modern World History10
​U.S. History​10
​American Government5
​Physical Science​10
​Biological Science10​
​​Physical/Biological Science10​
​Algebra I​10
​Mathematics (3rd year)​10
​Physical Education​20
​Fine Arts or Foreign Language​10


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