Piedmont High School : Achieve the Honorable

Graduation Requirements

Credits Requirements

225 semester periods of credit

Subject Requirements

English 8 semesters (40 credits)
Mathematics 4 semesters (20 credits)
Science 4 semesters (20 credits)
Social Science 6 semesters (30 credits)

Modern World History, Modern United States History, or AP U.S. History, one semester of Civics and one semester of Economics.

Physical Education 4 semesters (20 credits)
Breadth 4 semesters (20 credits)

10 credits of foreign language and 10 credits of creative arts
20 credits can be earned from two different courses in creative arts

Computer Studies 1 semester (5 credits)
Social Psychology 1 semester (5 credits)

Electives 65 Credits


All students in California must take and pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in order to earn a high school diploma. This exam tests students in two subject areas- English and Math.  All PHS 10th grade students MUST take the test on March 17 and 18.  Students who need to retake any of the tests may do so at this time as well.  

Please take note of the following:

More information will follow in the coming weeks.  Please check your emails regularly. 

For more information about the CAHSEE, please visit the CDE website (click HERE).  



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