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 they have completed all graduation requirements.


GGUSD Graduation Requirements 🎓



GGUSD Graduation Requirements

Social Science

World History - 1 year
United States History - 1 year
Civics - 1 semester
Economics - 1 semester


4 years


3 years


2 years (1 year life science and 1 year physical science)

Fine Arts/Applied Arts

1 year
May be met by taking courses in art, music, drama, applied arts, business, CTE, or the third year of a foreign language


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


1 semester

Total Credits




GGUSD Sample Course of Study


9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Four-Year University Preparation Course of Study (a-g)

English 1P, H

English 2P, H

English 3P, AP

English ERWC, 4P, AP

Algebra 1P, Geometry, Algebra 2P, Algebra 2/Trig. P

Geometry P, Algebra 2P, Algebra 2/Trig. P, Trig./Stats P,
Pre-Calculus P

Algebra 2P, Algebra 2/Trig. P, Adv. Alg/Trig. P, Trig./Stats P, Calculus AB AP, Statistics AP

Algebra 2P, Algebra 2/Trig. P, Adv. Alg/Trig. P, Trig./Stats P, Pre-Calculus P, Calculus AB or BC AP, Statistics AP

Biology P

Chemistry P or

Physical Science P

Physical Science P, Chemistry P, Physics P, Anatomy & Physiology P, Biology AP, Environmental Science AP, Chemistry AP, Physics 1 AP, Physics C AP

World Language P
(Level 1 or 2)

World Language P
(Level 2 or 3)

World Language P
(Level 3 or 4 recommended)

World Language P (Level 4) or Elective

Human Geography AP or Elective

World History P or World History AP

United States History P, AP

Civics P, AP and Economics P or Macroeconomics AP

Physical Education

Physical Education



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