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High School Diploma Requirements

Please review the below requirements and checklist to determine if you want a high school diploma or GED®  . All diploma graduates are required to pass the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). The Alameda Unified School District Adult School high school diploma may be granted to students who successfully complete the requirements in either of the following:



  • 40 Units English
  • 20 Units Mathematics (including 10 units of Algebra)
  • 20 Units - 10 Physical/10 Biological Science
  • 10 Units United States History
  • 10 Units World History and Geography
  • 5 Units American Government
  • 5 Units Economics
  • 20 Units Foreign Language/Vocational Education/Fine Arts
  • 50 Units Elective

180 Units Total

Take and pass CAHSEE .


  • 10 Units English
  • 10 Units Algebra
  • 10 Units United States History
  • 5 Units American Government
  • 5 Units Economics

Pass the GED®  Test (General Educational Development) with a minimum average score of 450.

Take and pass CAHSEE .






In order to receive a diploma, all students must pass the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) in addition to completing specific course requirements.




English-Language Arts Mathematics
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Wednesday, May 13, 2015


  •  CAHSEE testing begins at 9:00 am.
  • Please arrive on time with your picture ID and a pencil.
  • Students must pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in order to earn a diploma. 
  • Pre-registration is required. Current students must sign up in office. First come, first serve.
  • Last day to register is the Monday of the week prior to the test date.
  • The cost of the CAHSEE test for non-students is $50 dollars, which needs to be paid a week before the test date. Failure to pay can result in the student losing a space.