Academic Counseling

Graduation Requirements/ a-g Requirements

Graduation requirements/ a-g requirements

Note: a-g requirements are the course requirements for CSU and UC schools. Private and out of state university requirements may vary slightly.

California Community Colleges do not require completion of the a-g requirements. Students only need to earn their high school diploma OR be 18 years old to attend a California Community College.

Academic Support

What if my student is struggling in a class?

Communicate with your student to discover the root of the problem (e.g. study habits, motivation, deficits). Next, encourage your student to utilize the supports on this page. If your student continues to struggle in a class, contact the teacher via email for additional support. 

Homework Log:

Keep your daily planner up to date (assignments & due dates, test dates, etc.). Make sure all work is Done Done! Not just done, but it is complete, with name and date, in your backpack or notebook, and ready to turn in.

Office Hours/Targeted Support: 

Monday's are dedicated to targeted support for students and office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 7:55-8:25. Students should spend time in the classes they need additional help or clarification. Don't wait until the week of a big test or project. Seek help early when you need it!  

After School Peer Tutoring:

Information coming soon for the Peer Tutoring Program.

Free Online Tutoring: is a free tutoring service for all students to use in IUSD. They log in using their school username and password. This service is with a live credentialed teacher and for any, and all, subjects, including essay/writing review.


This after-school program is offered for students in need of additional support with organizing, tracking and completing their school work. Although this program is optional, once signed-up students are expected to attend regularly or they will be dropped to accommodate other students interested in the program. Speak to your Counselor to sign up.

Add/Drop Dates

The following timeline indicates calendar dates for adding and dropping a course. A student may enter a course for credit no later than the last day of the second week of the semester. The University High School philosophy of working with students includes encouraging students to remain in the class throughout the semester. If the student is appropriately placed in the class, every effort should be made to encourage students to remain until the 7th week to help students achieve and strive for success. Withdrawal after the 7th week will result in an F grade. 


Schedule Change Dates

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

Last day to ADD a course

September 2, 2022

February 3, 2023

Last day to DROP without penalty

September 16, 2022

February 17, 2023

Last day to LEVEL CHANGE

September 16, 2022

February 17, 2023