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Graduation & College Planning


Graduation Requirements

Students in the Class of '23 and '24 must earn a minimum of 220 credits by the end of the 12th grade year in order to graduate. 
Beginning with the Class of '25, students will need a minimum of 240 credits to graduate.
Guidance Counselors are available to provide assistance in planning courses. For course descriptions, Career Technical Education pathways, and more, please reference the Course Directory and the Department tabs within the ORHS website. For information on our district's Regional Occupational Programs (ROP), click here
Note: Completion of algebra course work, prior to grade 9, that meets or exceeds state academic content standards shall not exempt a student from the requirement to complete three mathematics courses (30 credits) in grades 9-12 (Education Code 51224.5) 
Certificate of Completion
Students with disabilities may be awarded a certificate of completion rather than a diploma as determined by their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Parents may contact their child’s special education case manager for information.

College Planning Resources

Planning for college is an exciting time for students.  But for many it can feel like a daunting task.  The resources in this section are intended to help parents and students understand the steps that they should be taking in high school to prepare them for post-secondary education. 

FAQ's for Applying for College

The EDUHSD's Educational Services Department prepared answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the college application process for students. Click on the link below to view a list of questions and answers.