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Graduation Requirements

American Canyon High School, Napa High School & Vintage High School:

To earn the diploma the student shall pass the California High School Exit Exam and successfully complete 220 semester-period credits in the graduation requirements below and elective courses approved by the Board. In order to qualify for graduation from grade 12, the student shall earn a minimum number of semester-periods in given subject-areas, as follows: 


    40 Units


    30 Units

Science (with lab)

    20 Units

Social Studies

    30 Units

Visual Performing Arts

    10 Units

World Language (same language)

    20 Units

Physical Education

    20 Units

State Requirement - Health

      0 Units


    50 Units


220 Units

ACHS has a 40-hour Community Service graduation requirement. All students at ACHS are expected to complete 10 hours of community service each year, however, students may complete the 40-hour graduation requirement at any time within their years at ACHS. If you have any questions regarding the community service graduation requirement, please contact your counselor.

Understand the graduation requirements at American Canyon High School, guiding students towards academic success.