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Senior Grad Information

Graduation will be held at Central Valley High School on Thursday June 6, 2024

  • CSU & UC applications are due by November 30th.
  • Shasta College application steps for priority enrollment will need to be done in the spring.
  • We encourage you to join the Sober Grad committee. (First Monday of every month in Talon Hall at 6:00PM)
  • For valuable information on college admissions, scholarships and financial aid, go to the College/Career tab on our school website.

Graduation Requirements

  • District Requirements to Earn a Diploma:
    English: 4 years (40 credits)
    Mathematics: 3 years (30 credits)
    Science: 3 years* (30 credits, including 10 in life science and 10 in physical science)
    Social Science: 3 years (30 credits)
    Physical Education: 2 years (20 credits)
    CTE/Practical/ Vocational Arts: 1 year (10 credits)
    CTE/Visual/ Performing Arts: 1 year (10 credits)
    ELECTIVES: 70 credits.
    Total = 240 credits
    *Beginning with the class of 2026. Class of 2024 and 2025 are required to have 20, 10 in life science /10 in physical science

Gateway Unified School District desires to ensure all graduates are college and career ready upon graduation.  As such, GUSD has closely aligned its graduation requirements so that students will have completed the required A-G coursework and can enroll directly into a California State University (CSU) and/or have completed a CTE (Career Technical Education) pathway.  

To obtain a high school diploma, starting with the class of 2026 students shall complete at least the following:

  1. Completion of a CTE Pathway plus one of the following:
    1. ELA/Math SBAC scores at least one “Level 2” and one “Level 3”
    2. Dual Enrollment Course (academic or CTE) with passing grade
  2.  A-G Requirements plus one of the following:
    1. CTE Pathway
    2. ELA/Math SBAC scores at least one “Level 2” and one “Level 3”
    3. Dual Enrollment semester course completion (C- or better) or Advanced Placement course with passing test score (3+)
  3. ELA/Math SBAC scores of  “Level 3” or higher on both

BP 6146.1: High School Graduation Requirements