GGHS HIGHLIGHTS!!! GGHS Exceeded State averages on the 2017 ELA Standardized Testing results for students who “Met” or “Exceeded” Target scores: All students 13% greater, Hispanic students 8% greater, Asian students 6% greater, English Learners 13% greater, Economically Disadvantaged students 19% greater, Special Education students 3% greater. GGHS Exceeded State averages on the Math Standardized Testing results for students who “Met” or “Exceeded” Target scores: All students 9% greater, English Learners 6% greater, Economically Disadvantaged students 15% greater. GGHS has 14 National AP Scholars with 4’s or higher on all AP tests taken and scores of 4 or 5 on eight or more AP Exams. GGHS offers 58 sections of Advanced Placement Classes with 1,458 students served. -1,383 AP Exams taken during the 2016-17 school year; 73% pass rate (compared to a 62% State average). GGHS is one of eight Orange County schools offering the prestigious AP Seminar and AP Capstone Classes. GGHS had 87 All-League and 7 All CIF Athletes from the 2016-17 school-year. GGHS scholars earned $1,980,000 in Merit Scholarships and Grants by the Class of 2017. GGHS attained a 95.9% Graduation rate for the Class of 2017. GGHS offers a nationally recognized four-year Latin program and four-year Vietnamese language program which served as a model for the county.  GGHS recognized and awarded 82 Seal of Biliteracy students from the Class of 2017. GGHS offers culturally relevant and highly sought after course offerings such as Mexican American Literature, Mexican American History, and Vietnamese American History. GGHS is home of the Michael Monsoor Stadium: new state-of-the arts Sports Facility.

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A-G Requirements

The A-G College Entrance Requirements are a sequence of high school courses that students must complete (with a grade of C or better) to be minimally eligible for admission to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU). They represent the basic level of academic preparation that high school students should achieve to undertake university work.
A. History / Social Science - 2 Years (3 Recommended)

World History P, HP (Honors Program), or AP

US History P or AP


B. English / Language Arts - 4 Years

English 1P or HP (Honors Program)

English 2P or HP

English 3P, HP, AP

English 4P or AP


C. Mathematics - 3 Years (4 Recommended)

Algebra 1P

Geometry P

Algebra 2P

Other Advanced Math Courses in sequence, such as Advanced Algebra and Trig P, Algebra 2/Trig P Trigonometry P/Statistics P, Pre–Calculus P, and, of course, any AP math classes.  See course overview pamphlet, page 2.


D. Science - 2 Years (3 Recommended)

Biology P or AP

Chemistry P or AP (counts as Physical Science for CSU)

Physics P or AP (Physical Science for CSU)


E. Language Other Than English - 2 Years (3 Recommended)--in same language

Spanish 1, 2 [3, 4AP]

Latin 1, 2 [3, 4]

Vietnamese 1, 2 [3, 4]

F. Fine Arts - 1 Year




Video, Graphics, Web Design

[Again, see course overview pamphlet, page 2, under "Visual and Performing Arts"]

G. Electives - 1 Year

Civics and Economics--required for high school graduation

Advanced level studies in any of the above areas

Helpful Tools  
  GGHS Academic Profile Pamphlet, 2017-18 (See page 2 for a useful summary)
  "My Academic Planner" from Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) from University of California.  (Much applies to Cal State University as well!)
• Learn the admissions requirements--the specific pattern of "a-g" classes you need to pass
• Understand the UC Admissions Index and CSU Eligibility Index
• Create your 4-year plan
• Adjust your plan each year (use the checklists)
 [See preview below...]