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Graduation Requirements

GGUSD 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 - 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, ROP 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.
Physical Education 2 years
Health 1 semester of health education
Total Credits 220
GGUSD Course of Study
Program examples designed to meet district graduation and college entrance requirements:

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