Gunderson High


Schedule Change Request Process

Students may submit a schedule change request for specific reasons listed below. Students should follow their original schedule for the first three days of school (8/17-8/19) or until they receive a schedule change.

The deadline for requesting a schedule change is Friday 8/19/22. If a student’s request is approved, a new schedule will be delivered to the student in class. Requests will be considered ONLY for the following reasons:

  1. Student has not been assigned the minimum number of academic classes (4 for seniors, 5 for juniors, 6 for sophomores and freshmen)
  2. There is a gap in the student’s schedule.
  3. Student is assigned a class they previously passed (in summer school, college classes, etc.).
  4. Student has not met the prerequisites for a specific class.
  5. Student requires a schedule change to meet specific graduation requirements.

Please note that requests to drop courses, including AP courses, will not be approved unless it meets one or more of the reasons listed above.
Submit schedule change requests using the following Google Form (will be open 8/5-8/19):

Welcome Incoming 9th Graders – Class of 2026!

Welcome to Gunderson High School! The staff and faculty are excited to work with each new family in the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.
Please enjoy our Gunderson Welcome Video and visit our Gunderson Scheduling Website for information about course selections. The Incoming Freshman tab has helpful resources about our course offerings, course descriptions, course sequence flowcharts, and the incoming 9th-grade course selection Google form.  These resources will inform and support your course selection decisions.

Course Selection Requests for 2022-2023 School Year

1. Review the Course Selection Process presentation
2. Visit our Gunderson Scheduling Website to get all information, documents, schedule, etc. about selecting courses for the 22-23 school year
3. Complete your Course Request Form and bring it to your 1:1 Course Selection Meeting (for current Gunderson students)

Please contact your academic counselor for more information and advice on the courses to take.

World Languages / Spanish Resources

Spanish 5/6—What do I need to know/remember to do well in AP Spanish Language?

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de Español!

Español I/2: What should I know/remember for next year for the Spanish 3/4 class

Español 3/4—What do I need to know to do well next year in Spanish 5/6?


Gunderson Plus

A small school within a school, Gunderson Plus is an alternative education program and part of SJUSD’s Learning Options. The primary goal of Learning Options is to help students recover credits, explore career options, and make the right decisions that will lead to graduation and a brighter future beyond.

Visit the Learning Options web site
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Silicon Valley Career Technical Education

Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE) offers state-of-the art programs taught by industry professionals who engage students in rigorous, real-world academics and skills development designed to support their success through college and in their future careers.

SVCTE offers courses within 12 industry sectors, where 11th and 12th graders can explore and develop technical skills that will lead them to higher education or into the workplace. At least a dozen courses meet UC “A-G” requirements.

Registration form for SVCTE: Contact Ms. Winn in the GHS Counseling Center for more information.


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