Junior High School Academics


San Gabriel Academy Elementary Junior High conforms to the same rules and regulations found in the San Gabriel Academy handbook. However, no attempt has been made to include all aspects of San Gabriel Academy’s procedures. Situations arise from time to time that will be addressed on an individual basis.

SGAE Junior High has a wide variety of programs to offer, both in the classroom along with co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. We encourage all of our students to take an active part in as many programs as are reasonable and that will help develop a well-rounded, balanced person.

Eighth Grade Graduation Requirements

In order to receive a diploma and participate in graduation, eighth grade students must earn a yearly average of at least 60% in all subjects.

Graduation Cords

Cords are traditionally given to deserving eighth graders to wear for graduation. Eligibility for scholastic cords begins with the seventh grade year and continues through the eighth grade. Grade point average is determined at the end of each semester. Semester grade points are not averaged for a year-end total; each semester must reach the minimum GPA for a cord.

  • GOLD – 3.8 to 4.0 GPA
  • Silver – 3.5 to 3.79 GPA
  • Red – attended SGAE grades K/1 - 8 


Sixth and Seventh graders who earn less than an average of 60% in all classes will be placed on a strict Academic Probation if accepted back at San Gabriel Academy for seventh or eighth grade.

Academic Expectations

You will achieve your goals and enjoy success when you help to make each class a productive, rewarding experience as you remember to:

  • Bring correct and appropriate materials to class every day
  • Complete all assignments neatly and turn them in on time
  • Follow all directions the first time they are given
  • Listen without distracting others whenever anyone is addressing the class
  • Do your own and your best work every day