Graduation Requirements


In order to earn a diploma from the East Side Union High School District, students must earn 220 credits in the areas shown below.


Course Requirements





4 years


Social Science

3 years
World History
United States History
American Government (1 semester)
Economics (1 semester)



 2 years (4 semesters)
1 year of  Course 1 or higher



2 years
1 year of Bio. Science
1 year of Physical Science



2 years


Fine Arts / Foreign Lang.

1 year



Elective Courses may be selected from the following areas: Art, Home Economics and Technology, English, World Languages, Math, Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Ed., Science, Social Science, Vocational Ed. (CCOC)



California State University Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the California State University as a freshmen, students must meet certain subject and scholarship requirements.

You must successfully complete the following high school subjects:

  1. English- Four years(Composition and Literature)
  2. Mathematics- Three years(Elementary Algebra, Geometry, and Intermediate Algebra)
  3. Foreign Language- Two years same language containing grammar, vocabulary, reading, and composition)
  4. History- One year (One year of United States History or one-half United States History and one-half year American government)
  5. Laboratory Science- One year
  6. Visual or Performing Arts- One year
  7. College Preparatory Electives- Three one-year courses chosen from: English, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Laboratory Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Social Science

All applicants must take the SAT I or ACT If a student's grade point average is below 3.0, but no lower than 2.0, the student must achieve the necessary college entrance test scores.

Private Colleges


     Each private school has its own requirements for admission. Therefore, it is very difficult to make generalizations about course requirements or tests. The student must take responsibility for contacting the particular college early enough in high school so that there is still time to meet its requirements.




In General

The meeting of the University of California requirements would satisfy the admission requirements of most public and private colleges. Students considering a private college should take the following tests:

  1. PSAT/National Merit in October of the sophomore and junior year.
  2. The SAT I and/or ACT in the spring of the junior year.
  3. SAT II in the springof the junior year if required by the college.


Community College Admission Requirements



Students must either:

  • A. Have graduated from high school
  • B. Have successfully completed the California High School Proficiency Exam
  • C. Have a GED


  • Students who are 18, but have not met the above must be able to demonstrate their readiness to benefit from enrollment through admission testing.



  • The student must file an official transcript of all high school or college work


  • The student must take placement examinations in Math and English.


  • A student whose ultimate goal is a four-year college degree should follow the University of California high school course pattern even though the student initially enrolls in a community college.

University of California Graduation Requirements


To be eligible for admission to the university as a freshman you must meet the Subject Requirement, the Scholarship Requirement, and the Examination Requirement.



Subject Requirement

You must complete certain high school subjects with at least a 'C' in each semester of each course. These courses must appear on a list that the high school principal has placed on file with the university's director of admissions (The 'certain high school subjects' are referred to as the 1 to 6 sequence).

  1. History- 2 years. One year of World History and one year of United States History(The one year history requirement can be satisfied by taking one semester of Unites States History and one semester of American Government).
  2. English- 4 years(Composition and Literature).
  3. Mathematics- 3 years(Elementary Algebra, Geometry, and Intermediate Algebra).
  4. Laboratory Science- 2 years(Can take one in 9th).
  5. Foreign Language- 2 years(One language containing grammar, vocabulary, reading, and composition) or a waiver. See UC application.
  6. College Preparatory Electives- 2 years required(Chosen from at least two of the following: Advanced Mathematics, English, Advanced Fine Arts, Computer Science, Foreign Language, History, Laboratory Science, and Social Science).

A one-year course is equal to one unit of University Of California entrance credit and 10 units of high school graduation credit. All 15 units required by the university for freshman entrance must be earned in academic or university prep courses. Seven of the 15 units must be taken in the 11th and 12th grades, and a college entrance test score(SAT or ACT).


Scholarship Requirement

The Scholarship Requirement defines the grade point average(GPA) students must attain in the A-F subjects to be eligible for admission to the University.

If a students A-F GPA is 3.3 or higher the student has met the minimum scholarship requirement for admission to the university. If the students' GPA is below 3.3 and above 2.81, the student must achieve the necessary college entrance test score.


Examination Requirements

All Freshman applicants must submit scores as described below:

A. Scholastic Aptitude Test(SAT 1)- (The Verbal and Mathematics scores submitted for this test must be from the same sitting) or the American College Test(ACT) composite score.

B. SAT II which must include:

  1. English Composition
  2. Mathematics level 1 or 2
  3. One test from English Literature, Foreign Language, Science, or Social Science

Note: It is recommended that students take the PSAT in both the tenth and eleventh grades as practice for the SAT 1's

Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử

(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.