High School Graduation Requirements

Hayward Community School District Logo - ACIEVERequired Classes - Classes are set-up on a block schedule for students in the high school. There are four periods a day, each period being ninety minutes. A minimum of 28 credits are required to graduate from Hayward High School.

These credits must include:

4 credits in English – including ½ credit of Speech 
3 credits in Social Science- including ½ credit of Civics 
3 credits in Mathematics - Minimum level of Algebra I B 
3 credits in Science
1-1/2 credits in Physical Education – must be ½ credit of Health Education, required in 9th Grade 
½ credit of Financial Literacy 

Other Graduation requirements:
*Civics Test Requirement: Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, in order to receive a high school​ ​diploma a student must take, during the high school grades, a civics test comprised of 100 questions that​ ​may be asked of an individual during the process of applying for U.S. citizenship by the United States​ ​Citizenship and Immigration Services. The student must correctly answer at least 6​5 of those questions.

*Students are allowed to retake a test an unlimited number of times in order to achieve a passing score
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*Students with disabilities who have an individualized education plan (IEP) must complete the test, but​ ​cannot be required to pass the test in order to graduate. A limited-English proficient student must be​ ​permitted to take the civics test in the student's language of choice.

*Beginning with the class of 2018, students will need to meet the required components of the Academic and​ Career Planning, (ACP)​.

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