Indio High School Graduation Requirements
Each year students take what are called "core" classes. These classes are required for every student who receives a diploma from the Desert Sands Unified School District. To graduate, students need 220 total credits. In addition, beginning with the class of 2006, students must also pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).*see below*
CAHSEE + 220 Required Credits = Graduation Requirements!
English: 4 years (40 credits)
Math: 3 years (30 credits) This began with the class of 2010.
Science: 2 years (20 credits)
Fine Art or Foreign Language: 1 year (10 credits)
Physical Education: 2 years (20 credits)
Electives: (70 credits or as many elective credit you need to meet the 220 total credits)
**Credits are gained by completing a semester (or more) of coursework and achieving a passing grade of a "D" or higher. Students who receive an "F" grade receive ZERO credit for that entire semester!
California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
Math and English Tested
Passing with a score of 350 - 379
Proficient with a score of 380+