Thank you GGHS Alumni Association!!! Including the 2018 grads,  the GGHS Alumni Association has now awarded a total of $47,250 in scholarships, beginning with the Class of 1998.  $17,000 of that amount has been awarded in the last five years to the Classes of 2014 through 2018. MORE AWARDS: Garden Grove High School has been named an Honor Roll school for the 2017-2018 California Honor Roll presented by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE)! This is awarded to schools that demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps, and high college readiness in students. MORE AWARDS: GGHS has been recognized as a Silver Medal School by U.S. News. For details please see

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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)
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