GGHS has been awarded recent academic honors as a 2016 California Honor Roll school. Schools earn this recognition for high student achievement and student success, reduction in achievement gaps, and high college readiness in students. This is issued by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business Education Excellence (CBEE), a national coalition of business and education leaders. The California student performance report is available and GGHS is doing great!!! We are at the top of the scale for school safety (Suspension Data), graduation rates, and academic progress for English Learners. The webpage can be accessed at: bit.ly/GGHS_Report

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HS Grad Requirements & Course Catalog

Graduation will be authorized by the Board of Education, and a diploma will be granted to all students who have acquired 220 units of credit from the adopted Course of Study during Grades 9-12. Beginning with the 2005-2006 school year, all graduates will be required to successfully pass the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) in language/arts and mathematics as a condition to receive a diploma. Beginning in 2004-2005, 30 math credits were added to the requirements to graduate. Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony unless he/she has completed all graduation requirements satisfactorily. The 220 units of credit shall include the following:
                      
SUBJECT MINIMUM REQUIRED CREDITS DETAILS
English 40 Students are required to be enrolled in English courses through grade 12. Four years of English are required to graduate from the Garden Grove Unified School District. Students not proficient in English will be enrolled in an appropriate English Language Development (ELD) program. ELD students are required to take 40 credits ELD and/or English. If student has been enrolled solely in the ELD program, he/she must successfully complete Level C.

History/Social Science

30 The History/Social Science requirement includes: One year (10 credits) of World History to be taken in grade nine or ten; one year (10 credits) of U.S. History to be taken in grade eleven; one year (10 credits) of Civics/Economics to be taken in grade twelve.
Mathematics 30 Students are required to complete 30 units of mathematics which includes successful completion of Algebra 1P to graduate. Algebra 1A and Algebra 1B is equivalent of Algebra 1P. Successful completion of Algebra is a State of California requirement.
Science 20 The Science requirement is 20 credits. Students must complete 10 credits of a life science and 10 credits of a physical science course to graduate.
Fine Arts/ Applied Arts
10 The Fine Arts/Applied Arts requirement includes ten credits selected from the following areas: Fine arts – art, music, speech, and drama; applied arts including ROP.
Physical Education
20 The Physical Education requirement is 20 credits to be completed in grades 9 and 10. The Education Code, Section 51241, allows the principal, under special circumstances, to grant a 10th grade student exemption from courses in physical education for up to two years. For example, a 10th student whose program is too restrictive to allow the selection of a desired elective may delay taking the second required P.E. class until the 11th or 12th grade. All students must successfully complete 20 credits of physical education to graduate.
Health 5 The Health Education State Requirements, including Family Life or Education Guidance (5 credits beginning with Class of 2012; 2 1/2 credits for Classes of 2010 and 2011), are required for all students.
Electives 65 The graduation requirements include successful completion of 65 credits. These electives should be selected according to the student’s Personal Learning Plan with post-high school goals in mind. These elective credits are made up from academic courses (foreign language, third and fourth year of science, fourth year of math, or additional P.E. fine/visual arts, and vocational courses).
TOTAL CREDITS
220