Academics

Academic Requirements and Policy

 

Academic Policy

"In scholarship, in physical development, in creating beauty through music and art, and in all else, strive to be excellent, for in doing so, we honor God"

     We encourage our students to succeed in all things that they do, and early on we show our students the opportunities they have to succeed in achieving one of our diplomas. San Gabriel Academy offers a General A, B, and Honors Diploma. Requirements differ for each diploma. Students are encouraged to do their very best, and supersede the minimum requirements, which will place them in a better position for acceptance into the college of their choice.

General Diploma A:  This study track represents the minimum graduation requirements for the State of California and the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Students graduating under this diploma are seeking to attend commmunity college and trade schools. Successful completion of each required course is of stronger consideration rather than the final cumulative GPA score.

General Diploma B:  This study track is recommended for students who are considering studying in the Cal State, other State, and Adventist University systems. California State schools will not accept any grade lower than a "C" in a core-subject area.

Honors Diploma:  This study track is recommended for students who are considering studying in UC schools or other more selective institutions. SGA requires a minumum cumulative GPA of 3.5 to be eligible for this diploma. 

 

Subject Area

Classes Offered

 General  A

General B

 Honors 

Applied Arts

Computer Apps 1 (req.)

Computer Apps 2 

Graphic Design 

Life Skills

Kyeboarding**

20 Units**

20 Units**

10 Units**

Community Service

For each year at an Adventist School

25 Hours

25 Hours

25 Hours

English

(only 10 units of ESL may count toward this requirment)

English 9-12

40 Units**

40 Units**

40 Units**

Fine Arts

Choir, Chorale, Bells, Band, Orchestra, Piano, Art, Ceramics

20 Units 

20 Units

20 Units

Foreign Language

French 1 and 2

Spanish 1 and 2

10 Units 

20 Units

20 Units

Health

Health (req.)

5 Units

5 Units

5 Units

History/Social Science

Economics

U.S. Government (req.)

U.S. History (req.)

World History

30 Units

30 Units

30 Units

Mathematics

Pre-Algebra**

Algebra 1 (req.)

Geometry 

Algebra 2 (Regular or Honors)

Pre-calculus (Regular or Honors)

AP Calculus

20 Units**

30 Units**

30-40 Units**

Physical Education

Physical Education

Only 1 year may be from varsity sports

30 Units

30 Units

30 Units 

Religion

Intro to Christianity (ELI/new non-Christian Students

Bible 9-12

10 Units for every year at SDA School

10 Units for every year at SDA School

10 Units for every year at SDA School

Science

Biology (Req.)

(Regular or AP)

Chemistry

(Regular or AP)

Physics

 (Regular or AP)

 Physical Science

20-30 Units

30-40 Units

30-40 Units

(at least 1 course must be AP)

Electives

Total Units Needed

240

270

280

Minimum GPA

 

 

2.5

3.5

 

 

 

 

At least 4 Honors/AP Courses

     **Introductory and remedial classes do not apply for required credits (i.e., Pre-algebra, Fundamentals of English, Keyboarding, etc.). Such classes will, however, apply        towards elective credits.

 

     Please note that the University of California and California State University systems require a minimum grade of "C" in a class.

  

 Graduation Participation Requirements

     The Graduating Class list is created in May and is made up of Seniors who meet the following criteria:

  • Have been in attendance for the final semester of the school year immediately prior to graduation.
  • Have demonstrated 10th grade competency in the areas of reading and mathematics
  • Have completed in a satisfactory manner the course requirements for the diploma issued. Have no incompletes in a class required for graduation.
  • Have completed 25 hours of community service per year
  • Have financial clearance from the business office.