Graduation Requirements

All students must meet the minimum required credits for Sahuarita Unified High School Graduation in order to graduate. Students who wish to attend Arizona in-state universities will need to complete additional credits in order to meet the unconditional admission requirement.


Course SUSD #30 High School1 Arizona University System2
English 4 credits

English I to IV

4 credits

English I to IV

Math 4 credits 4 credits

Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Advanced Math

Science 3 credits 3 credits (Lab Science)

1 year each from any of the following areas is accepted: Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Integrated Sciences and Physics

Social Studies 3 credits

World History, World Geography, US History

American/AZ Government (0.5)

Economics (0.5)

2 credits

American History and one other social science

Language other than English None 2 credits

Two of the same language

Fine Arts/CTE 1 credit 1 credit
Electives 6 credits 6 credits
Physical Education3 1 credit  
TOTAL4 22   22


Arizona’s Universities also allow English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and LOTE (Language Other Than English) requirements to be filled by making specified scores on various assessment instruments.

1 Per Arizona Academic Standards

2 As defined by the Arizona State Board of Regents

3 Students enrolled in Marching Band, NJROTC, and Dance may count their course completion (two semesters) towards the Physical Education credit requirement.

4 High school graduates are required to pass, 60% or higher (70% or higher for graduating class of 2026), a civics test identical to the civics portion of the naturalization test used by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services- ARS 15-701.01. High school graduates are required to attend one or more training sessions in cardiopulmonary resuscitation- ARS 15-718.01.

Rev. 01.2020
Board Approved 01.22.2020