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Graduation Requirements

Graduation is authorized by the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education, and a diploma will be granted to all students who have earned 220 units of credit from the adopted Course of Study during grades 9 through 12. Students are required to complete credits in all courses listed below to be eligible for graduation. No student will participate in the graduation ceremony unless he/she has completed all graduation requirements.

Subject GGUSD Graduation Requirements
Social Science World History — 1 year
U.S. History — 1 year
Civics — 1 semester
Economics — 1 semester
English 4 years
Mathematics 3 years
Science 2 years (One year of a Life Science and one year of a Physical Science)
Fine Arts/Applied Arts 1 year – May be met by taking courses in Art, Music, Speech, Drama, Applied Arts, Home Economics, Business, or the third year of a foreign language.
Specified Electives 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).
Physical Education 2 years – grade 9 and 10
Health 1 semester of Health Education
Total Credits 220