MDUSD High School Grad Requirements Increase
Sep 01, 2014 09:44PM
● By Jennifer Neys
The Mt. Diablo Unified 2014-2015 school year brings an incremental increase in
comprehensive high school graduation requirements. These new requirements will be
phased in with a required 210 credits for the class of 2015 and 220 credits for the class of
2016 and beyond.
On March 9, 2010, the MDUSD Board of Education approved the elimination of summer
school in order to save funds. The Board also approved a reduction of high school
graduation requirements, beginning with the class of 2011, from 230 credits to 200
credits at the five high schools. In addition, there was a reduction in the total number of
credits needed for graduation from an alternative/adult education high school from 200 to
On September 11, 2013, the MDUSD Board of Education approved an increase in the graduation
requirement from 200 to 220 credits at the comprehensive high schools and approved an increase
in the graduation requirement from 180 to 200 credits for the alternative high schools/adult
education programs. For the class of 2015, the 10 additional credits will be in math or elective
courses. For the class of 2016 and beyond, the 20 additional credits will consist of 10 additional
credits of math and 10 credits in elective courses.
For comparison, both the Acalanes Union High School District and the Martinez Unified
School Districts require 240 total credits in order to graduate.
2013-14 graduation requirements: seniors (200 credits); juniors (210); sophomores
(220); freshmen (220).