State Grad Requirements

The State of California sets minimum requirements for high school graduation.  These include completion of certain coursework with a passing grade (Ds or above) and passing of CAHSEE, the California High School Exit Exam.

The graduation requirements are set forth in the Education Code Section 51225.3.  Here is a quick summary from the California Department of Education.

Here is a useful FAQ from the CDE.

As a result, the PAUSD graduation requirements incorporate these minimums, while going beyond them.

Any alternative graduation path for a student in PAUSD needs to conform to the State minimum standards, although it is possible to obtain state waivers to certain requirements.  More on this later.

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