• CUSD Graduation Requirements & Recommendations


    CUSD Graduates 2020 2021
    The ultimate goal of the high school experience is that students successfully master a solid, comprehensive 4-year curriculum, preparing them for a variety of post-secondary opportunities. CUSD believes that students are best served by enrolling in challenging courses that prompt them to maximize their academic skills and develop strong study habits. We are committed to providing our students with the necessary knowledge and tools to be lifelong learners and productive, conscience members of their community.
     
    The information below summarizes the required coursework students must complete to graduate, as well as the entrance requirements for those applying to one of Arizona's in-state universities.  For those considering other colleges or universities, please refer to the institution's website for information about the admissions process. 
     

    Curricular Course Requirements

    CUSD Graduation Requirements

    Arizona's University System Entrance Requirements

    ENGLISH    4 Credits 4 Credits

    MATH

    4 Credits 4 Credits
    LABORATORY
    SCIENCES
    3 Credits 3 Credits

    SOCIAL STUDIES

    3 Credits 2 Credits
    CTE/FINE ARTS
    1 Credit

    1 Credit

    WORLD LANGUAGE
    No Requirements 2 Credits

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION

    1 Credit No Requirements

    COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH

    .5 Credits No Requirements

    CORE COURSES

    16.5 Credits 16 Credits

    ELECTIVE COURSES

    5.5 Credits No Requirements

    TOTAL REQUIRED CREDITS

    22 Credits 16 Credits

     

    Note: Students are required to complete specific courses in the certain core content areas in order to meet graduation and/or college entrance requirements. Please see the course catalog for additional information.  Courses taken at the junior high level (7th or 8th grade) do not satisfy high school graduation credit requirements.  In addition to these requirements, all students are required to pass the state-mandated Civics Test in order to graduate. Special Education students are required to complete the course of study as prescribed in their Individual Education Plan (IEP).