Academics and Programs
Successful Grauer School students complete the “a-g” admission requirements of the University of California, and participate in enrichment far beyond what is available at most schools. All courses are approved by the UC eligibility system, and meet the criteria for NCAA (collegiate) sports.
Our academic programs are offered within a whole-child, humanitarian approach to education. Students are required to complete 50 hours of demonstrable community service, and five weeks of Expeditions before graduation.
The average GPA of entering freshmen is 3.5, while the average Grauer School student GPA is 3.41.
Final exam weeks are held each semester (at the high school level). The Grauer School offers a six-week summer session for students needing academic coursework or desiring enrichment opportunities.
We offer 140 courses for just 150 students. Classes are on a modified block schedule. Students attend two, two-hour sessions of integrated subjects each morning, which include a humanities block with English and social science, and a technologies block with physical/biological science and math. Afternoon classes are divided into two elective periods, one for 50-minutes, and the following 100 minutes.
The Grauer School offers a flexible independent studies program.