Our School

Gainesville High School Highlights

Built to serve 2,557 students, a state of the art facility with:

  • Dedicated space for band, orchestra, chorus, and black box theater
  • Visual arts spaces overlooking courtyard
  • Outdoor covered amphitheater
  • Dedicated turf stadium and practice fields
  • State of the art school media and extended learning areas
  • Dedicated criminal justice lab space
  • Dedicated gaming and building trades space

Aerial Architectural rendering of Gainesville High School


Academic Houses

All Gainesville High School (GHS) students will select an Academic House within which to study. As students select coursework with a school counselor, prior to the start of their ninth-grade year, students will identify a pathway that they wish to explore, and select coursework that is commensurate with their selected pathway.

Language & Culture

Writing and Communication
Fine and Performing Arts
World Languages and Culture

Health & Medicine

Biomedical Science*
Global Ecology

Independent Study & Scholarship

Business and Marketing
Health and Fitness
Interdisciplinary Studies (Student Proposed)

Engineering, Math, & Automation

Engineering, Design, & Construction*
Coding, Gaming, & Robotics

Political Science & Criminology

History and Political Science
Criminal Justice


All students at Gainesville High School will select a Global Pathway.


Global Pathways Program

Program Requirements

All students at GHS will select a pathway and associated coursework with the help of GHS faculty and staff. To complete a pathway students will:

  • Complete four courses within a concentration.
  • Complete six courses with at least two at an Advanced Placement level in the Mathematics, World Language and Culture, History and Political Science, and Science pathways.
  • Have the option to complete a pathway with Distinction by completing an Extended Learning Experience plus 40 hours of leadership or community service.
  • Students may also earn Pathway Completion with Distinction by successfully completing AP Capstone Seminar plus 40 hours of leadership or community service during high school.
  • Have successfully studied Algebra I or a higher math course in middle school to be eligible to join the Mathematics Pathway.

Program Opportunities & Benefits

  • Customizable academic pathway choices with dedicated classroom spaces for coursework across pathways.
  • Extended learning opportunities that all students may pursue.
  • Students grouped by pathway electives and within AP Capstone coursework.
  • Opportunities to blend extended learning activities across pathways and houses.
  • Leadership & service opportunities for all GHS students.
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Transfer Options

  • Students may transfer into one of three GHS Pathways: Math, Health and Biomedical Sciences, and Engineering, Design and Construction.
  • Generally students may transfer from western PWCS schools into these programs, with additional information on the PWCS specialty program webpage.
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