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G arces Memorial High School is Bakersfield, California's premier High School. Garces Memorial is an academically challenging, college preparatory, co-educational Catholic high school, founded in 1947 by the Christian Brothers and Dominican Sisters of St. Thomas Aquinas. Today it is operated by the Diocese of Fresno and staffed by a lay faculty and administration who are inspired by their Catholic faith to minister to the needs of the student body.
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"Let us remember......we are in the holy presence of God."

Our Mission
Our Mission
Garces Memorial is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school. Our school educates youth to fulfill the mission of Christ by developing students spiritually, intellectually, and socially. Our mission calls us to instill in every member of the Garces Memorial community respect, integrity, compassion, and courage of faith.
Spiritually Connected
Spiritually Connected
Garces students grow in their faith through daily prayer, all school Masses, theology classes, community service projects and by practicing moral and ethical behavior.
Academically Prepared
Academically Prepared
Garces Memorial is one of the most challenging high schools in the Central Valley; our college preparatory curriculum demands a strong academic commitment from all of our students. Garces graduates are prepared to excel whether they attend BC or MIT.
Socially Aware
Socially Aware
Garces students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities, develop healthly lifestyle habits and to serve others who are less fortunate.
Athletics
Athletics
Garces has one of the most successful sports programs in the history of the Central Section CIF, ranked fourth all-time with 114 Central Section team championships, as well as dozens of individual championships in swimming, diving, tennis, golf, track and cross-country.
 
PG&E Peak Performance Program
Garces Memorial is participating in PG&E's Peak Performance Plan and will close early throughout the summer when directed to do so by PG&E.  Please check our website or call the office if you are planning on being on campus after 2 P.M. this summer. 

Fall Sports Athletic Clearance Packets
The Garces Athletic Clearance Packet is posted on the Garces Athletic webpage. Each student-athlete is required to fill out and return a copy of the athletic clearance packet to their coach before they are allowed to practice with their respective teams. Each student-athlete must also have a sports physical and a copy of the physical must be provided to the coach prior to the first practice.

Athletic Clearance Packet 

First Day of School
Attention – all students:  The first day of school is Thursday, August 14th.  Mass begins at 8:00 am.  Students are to come dressed in their uniforms.  School pictures will be taken.  Students can buy PE uniforms and the CSF book club will sell their books. Friday, August 15th is a GOLD day.  Enjoy your summer! 

NetClassroom
Garces Memorial's Online Parent and Student Access to View Grades, Attendance, and Student Conduct.
https://netclassroom.garces.org 

iPad Distribution

An iPad user agreement needs to be signed and return on the night of the iPad Distribution Make Up Date. Please read the agreement before the distribution night. If you are unable to print the agreement before you attend, printed agreements will be available that night.

iPad User Agreement

 In order to be eligible to receive your iPad, the following requirements must be met:

1. Registration Fee paid for the 2014-2015 school year
2. Signed and returned Financial Obligation Contract
3. Completed and submitted Smart Tuition Enrollment Form

Link to the forms are below.
2014-2015 Financial Obligation Contract
Smart Tuition Enrollment

Parents and students are required to attend. Students should have a Verified Apple ID. If you do not have an Apple ID- it's easy to create one. Just click on the link below. Be sure and verify your Apple ID by responding to the email you will receive from Apple once you have completed your request. Students will be shown how to configure their iPads for initial use and must use their own Apple ID.
Create Apple ID

Tuesday, August 5
Doors Open:  5:00 PM
Meeting Begins:  6:00 PM 

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2013-2014 Garces Memorial School Calendar
In the News...
Garces Cheerleaders Win Multiple Awards!
At the Fresno State USA Cheer Camp, the Garces Cheerleaders took home multiple awards! Nevada Alison received the All American Award and has been invited to perform in London for New Years!  Mikaella Estoque and Danielle Lacayo received 'Pin it Forward' pins from the camp instructors.  Paige Sakowski, Nevada Allison, and Bianca Burkhart were all chosen to receive pins from their fellow cheer campers! The Garces Varsity team received the Superior Award for scoring a constant superior rating on all camp evaluations and the entire team took home the Spirit Award two days in a row.  The Garces team also won the most exciting and sought after award, the Unity Award! The Unity Award is voted on by the entire camp for the team that exemplifies team unity and sportsmanship.

 

All Area Spring Sports
Congratulations to our students who were selected to All-Area Teams for their respective sport!  Baseball:  2nd Team – Jake Pavletich & Sam Subia, Honorable Mention – Trey Davidson & Sterling Riley
Softball: 1st Team – Rachael Metzger, 2nd Team – Naize Ubay & Jenna Gorman, Honorable Mention – Bree Bonkosky, Bree Bradford, Alyssa Monet Garcia, Tyler Hughes, & Renee Ramirez
Boys Golf: 2nd Team – Matt Layton, Honorable Mention – Pete Antongiovanni & Marco Petrini
Girls Track & Field: 1st Team – Jamie Penner & Julianne Finch, Honorable Mention – Kathryn VanderPoel
Boys Tennis: 1st Team – Dylan Simonsen, 2nd Team – Christian Curutchague, Honorable Mention – Zach Gomez, Kyle Hafferman, Matt Pandol, & Alex Slykerman
Boys Swimming: Honorable Mention – Chad Campbell, Andrew Farr, Carter Kerwin & Andrew Martinez
Girls Swimming: 1st Team – Sara Klang, 2nd Team – Allison Gonzalez & Kendall Rudie, Honorable Mention – Nico Apperti, Lauren Burson, Kat Gardella & Blaire Williams 

Spring Sports SYL All-League Awards Recipients
Congratulations to our students who were selected to All-League Teams for their respective sport!
Baseball:  Rookie of the Year – Sam Subia, 1st Team – Trey Davidson, Jake Pavletich & Sterling Riley, 2nd Team – Reese Males, Hudson Hartley & Colin Jamieson, Honorable Mention – Tyler Spalinger, Matt Sakowski, Jake Moody, Alex Tigner, & Isaiah Rodriguez
Softball:  League MVP – Rachael Metzger, 1st Team – Tyler Hughes, Naize Ubay, Bree Bonkosky, Alyssa Monet Garcia, Jenna Gorman & Renee Ramirez, 2nd Team – Haley Witt, Amanda Rodriguez & Breanna Bradford
Boys Golf: Matt Layton, Pete Antongiovanni, Alex Emslie & Marco Petrini
Boys Track & Field: 2nd Team – Jon Michel Morris
Girls Track & Field: 1st Team – Jamie Penner & Kathryn VanderPoel, 2nd Team – Julianne Finch & Gabby Lugo 

Class of 2014 College Acceptances
The graduates of the Class of 2014 were accepted into the following colleges and universities:

The University of Alabama
American University
Arizona State University
The University of Arizona
The University of Arkansas
Auburn University
Azusa Pacific University
Bakersfield College
Barry University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Binghampton University
Boise State University
Boston University
Butler University
University of California at Berkeley
University of California at Davis
University of California at Irvine
University of California at Merced
University of California at Riverside
University of California at San Diego
University of California at Santa Barbara
University of California at Santa Cruz
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State University, Bakersfield
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University, Chico
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, Northridge
California State University, San Marcos
Campbell University
The Catholic University of America
Chapman University
University of Cincinnati
Clemson University
University of Colorado at Boulder
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
College of Charleston
Creighton University
DePaul University
University of Dubuque
Duke University
D’Youville College
Franciscan University of Stubenville
Fresno Pacific University
University of Georgia
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gonzaga University
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hendrix College
High Point University
Humboldt State University
Husson University
Idaho State University
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
University of the Incarnate Word





 

University of Iowa
Kansas State University
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
LaSalle University
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Manhattan College
Marquette University
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Mississippi
Montana State, Bozeman
Mount St. Mary’s College (Chalon)
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of New Mexico
New Mexico State University
State University of New York at Albany
Northern Arizona University
Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of the Pacific
University of Pennsylvania
Penn State University
Pepperdine University
University of Pittsburg
Purdue University
Regis University
University of Rhode Island
St. John Fisher College
St. Mary’s College
Saint Mary’s College of California
San Diego State University
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
San Jose State University
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Clara University
Santa Rosa Community College
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
Southern Idaho
Stony Brook University
University of St. Thomas
Syracuse University
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
Texas Tech University
University of Texas at Austin
Thomas Aquinas College
Villanova University
Walsh University
Washington State University
University of Washington
Weber State University
West Virginia University
Westmont College
Whittier College
University of Wyoming


 

 


 
 

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