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.

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

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


1 semester

Total Credits




GGUSD Sample Course of Study


9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Four-Year University Preparation Course of Study

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