Graduation & College Information

High School Graduation Requirements

A student must earn a minimum of 200 credits in courses approved by the GCC for high school credit in order to graduate. The grade point average (GPA) on all credits counted toward graduation shall not be less than 1.0 on a 4.0 scale. Courses offered by the GCC for high school credit usually award five (5) credits for each course completed each semester. The minimum of 200 credits for graduation from high school shall include:


Subject Area Credits
English 40
Math 30
Life Science (Life Science, Biology, Anatomy/Physiology) 10
Physical Science (Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics) 10
World History 10
U.S. History 10
American Government 5
Economics 5
Fine Arts or Foreign Language 10
Physical Education 20
Service Learning 5
Career Technical Education (CTE) 20
Senior Capstone 5
Elective Courses 20

A printable copy of SAVA’s graduation requirements is available here.


College Information and Requirements

SAVA graduates are eligible to apply to any California institution of higher education.

Community College (Certificate, AA/AS degree, Transfer options)

Application Deadline: Open, Enrollment once per semester

California State University-CSU (BA/BS, MA/MS, Phd’s degrees)

Application Deadline: Nov 30

University of California- UC’s (BA/BS, MA/MS, Phd’s degrees)

Application Deadline: Nov 30

Private Universities- (Certificates, AA/AS, BA/BA,MA/MS, PhD degrees)

Application Deadline: Varies

Vocational Schools- (DeVry, Heald, WyoTech, UTI, Beauty School….)

Application Deadline: Varies

For more enrollment and registration information on each system, click the links above. For a printable version of requirements for Community College, CSU’s, and UC’s click here.