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To graduate from a Gwinnett County High School , a student must earn 23 units (each semester course = ½ unit), make a passing score on the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (or EOCT) and the Gateway Examinations

Unit High School Diploma

4 Language Arts

4 Mathematics

4 Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Elective)

3 Social Studies (World History, US History, Economics and American Government)

1 ½ Health and ½ Physical Fitness

3 Either: Foreign Language, Fine Arts, Technical Education or ROTC

4 Elective

* Although a Foreign Language is not required for graduation, two (2) or more years of the same Foreign language are required for entrance into most Colleges and Universities.

Diploma Options:

  • General High School Diploma
  • IEP Diploma (special education students only)
  • High School Certificate: This document is awarded to students who complete all course work required for a diploma, however, he/she has not passed the Gateway Test.