Culmination Requirements

  • In order to culminate (graduate) from a Las Virgenes middle school, a student must be of good character and citizenship, must have passed the following required courses, and must have passed the stated proficiency requirements.  If a student's progress indicates that culmination requirements may not be met, the school will hold a parent conference.

    Each semester students must take the following required courses:
    • Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Science
    • Physical Education
    • Elective

    Each semester course gives the student 5 units.  If a student fails a course, he/she should attend summer school to replace the units, when offered.  Each summer school class is equivalent to one semester of school and will therefore be worth 5 units.  Students are not eligible to culminate if they fail a total of four semester classes (in any combination of subjects) of if they receive two fails in the same subject area.  For example, if a student fails a semester of Language Arts 6 (and does not attend summer school to replace the units) and one semester of Language Arts 7 or 8, the student will not participate in culmination activities or proceed to a Las Virgenes high school until one semester of Language Arts is made up during summer school.

    Culmination Speeches:
    Ineligible students (below 90 points) may not present speeches or attend culmination.  Students submitting speeches must have no "N's" or "U's" in conduct.