Graduation Requirements

STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR A DIPLOMA, INCLUDING SERVICE HOURS, TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL GRADUATION CEREMONIES.EXCEPTIONS TO THIS REQUIREMENT WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE RECTOR WITH CONSULTATION FROM THE PRINCIPAL.

1 year = 10 units; ½ year (1 semester) = 5 units;

Students must remediate, in summer school, all grades of “F” earned in a current school year prior to the beginning of the following school year.

A minimum of 280 units to graduate plus sixty (60) hours Community Service.

Subject Area Required Courses:

  • 4 years of Theology

  • 4 years of English

  • 3 years of Social Studies

  • 3 years of Math (minimum of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)

  • 3 years of Science

  • 2 years of the same Foreign Language

  • 2 years of Physical Education

  • 1 year of Visual & Performing Art (V.P.A)

  • ½ year of Health Education

  • ½ year of Computer Competency

Note:  The remaining units needed to reach the 280 unit minimum are courses chosen by the student in consultation with the assigned counselor.

Requirements for a Diploma AND PARTICIPATION IN GRADUATION CEREMONIES

·         To receive a Garces Memorial diploma and participate in graduation ceremonies a student must successfully complete (a grade of “D-” or better) the following: 
    a) All Subject Area Required Courses
    b) 280 credit units; 
    c) the sixty (60) hour service requirement.  All Community Service hours for graduating seniors are to be completed and documented with the Community Service Hours coordinator by the last day of Senior Final Exams.

·         To receive a Garces Memorial diploma a student must attend Garces both semesters of his/her senior year.  Garces expects that any student who desires a diploma will successfully complete a total of four years in high school.  Students who apply as transfers to Garces and wish to receive a Garces Memorial diploma having attended high school for LESS THAN FOUR YEARS will be advised to enroll at another high school or complete the requirements for a graduation.