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Graduation Requirements

Gilroy High School Graduation Requirements


Gilroy High School Graduation Requirements 


To obtain a high school diploma from the comprehensive high schools, students shall complete 220 credits in grades 9-12:

  • 40 credits in English
  • 20 credits in Mathematics- At least one Mathematics course, or a combination of the two mathematics courses (Algebra A/B) required for completion in grades 9-12, shall meet or exceed state academic content standards for Algebra I. Completion, prior to grade 9, of algebra coursework that meets or exceeds state academic content standards shall satisfy the algebra coursework requirement, but shall not exempt a student from the requirement to complete two mathematics courses in grades 9-12.
  • 20 credits in Science - Including biological and physical sciences.
  • 40 credits in Social Studies- Including Global Studies, World History United States History; a one-semester course in American Government and Civics; and a one-semester course in Economics.
  • 10 credits in Visual/Performing Arts or Foreign Language.
  • 20 credits in Physical Education
  • 5 credits in Career Technical Education
  • 65 credits in Electives

Community Service Requirement

Beginning with the graduating class of 2014, all high school students in the Gilroy Unified School District will be required to demonstrate evidence of completion of 80 hours of Community Service. Hours will be prorated for new students entering after their freshman year.

High School Exit Examination

As a condition of high school graduation, each student completing grade 12 shall have successfully passed the state exit examination in Language Arts and Mathematics. A passing score is 350 or higher.

Students who have not passed one or both parts of the exit exam by the end of grade 12 shall have the opportunity to receive intensive instruction and services for up to two consecutive academic years after completion of grade 12 or until they have passed both parts of the exam, whichever comes first.