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
- Social Science
- Physical Education
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.
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.