Graduation Requirements

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Graduation Requirements

Preparing Lifelong Learners

All students at Gateway take a course load that exceeds the entrance requirements at the University of California and California State University systems. As a result, Gateway students are eligible to apply to any public university in the state of California. Our goal is to ensure our students are prepared for the college environment, as well as to strengthen their applications to competitive universities.  

Overview of Requirements

Our academic requirements are designed to prepare students for success in college and to inspire them to continue their commitment as lifelong learners. 

HUMANITIES
Gateway students take 4 years of humanities.

MATHEMATICS
Gateway students take 3 years of mathematics, at least through successful completion of algebra II.

SCIENCES
Gateway students take 3 years of science, including chemistry and biology.

LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH
Gateway students take 3 consecutive years of a language, through successful completion of Spanish III.

ART
Gateway students take 2 years of art; 1 year must be in a UC/CSU-approved course.

ELECTIVES
Gateway students take 2 years of electives; 1 year must be in a UC/CSU approved course.

9TH GRADE SEMINAR
Gateway students take 1 year of 9th grade seminar.

COLLEGE PREP
Gateway students take 2 semesters of college prep.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Gateway students complete 240 hours (or 20 credits) of supervised physical activity. 

PROJECT WEEK
Gateway students complete one Project Week for each year of attendance at Gateway.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Gateway students complete 25 hours of community service for each year of attendance at Gateway.