GraduationIn order to earn a Jamison High School Diploma, students must successfully:
- Pass 220 course credits
- Pass a Senior Exit Interview with Portfolio
Participation in the Commencement Ceremony:
- Complete 40 hours of Community Service (10 hours each year the student is enrolled in LUHSD.)
Commencement is reserved for members of the current class who have completed all the diploma requirements.
In addition, the following is required for students to be eligible to participate in commencement:
- Submit a signed "Request to Participate in the Commencement Ceremony."
- Be of worthy character and demonstrate good citizenship.
- Have all student bills paid.
- Satisfy District residency requirement of 20 credits or at the discretion of the principal.
- Must participate in practice ceremonies.
The principal may disallow participation in the ceremony for serious misconduct on the part of the student in the weeks prior to the ceremony.
Community Service:The community service requirement can be completed a variety of ways within the community. Parents and students may also suggest potential community service locations. Fulfilling the requirement requires the completion of a Community Service Log and a signature from a responsible party. The logs can be turned into the administration office. For questions about community service please contact the JHS Office, 559-924-6620.
Examples of acceptable community service:
- Counselor at camp.
- Working in a snack bar at Little League or Soccer league (without pay).
- Volunteering at a non-profit organization such as a school, city or county agency.
- Police Explorers.
- Boy Scout projects.
- Clean up projects.
- Helping out at senior citizens home or complex.
- Class or school projects.
- Chamber of Commerce volunteer.
- Hospital volunteer.
- Community College aides.
- City, county or state volunteer.
Examples of non-acceptable community service:
- Community service assigned by the courts, probation department, etc.
- Working at a fast food restaurant.
- Working at a for-profit business.
- Mowing lawns or landscaping, other that for someone who cannot perform this task themselves.
- Normally any work that involves payment.
Students may earn up to 20 elective credits by participating in selected community service programs via ROP community partnerships. The community based program provides students with "hands on" learning experiences in a variety of community based agencies. Participation in the program requires a written agreement signed by the agency contact person, the student and school official. The agreement must specify the duration of the service, a service work schedule, the number of credits to be earned, the learning objectives and the methods of students evaluation.
Summary of Course Requirements:
English 40.00 Mathematics 20.00 10 Credits in Integrated Math 1 10.00 Science 20.00 Social Science 35.00 World History 10.00 US History 10.00 Geography 5.00 American
5.00 Economics 5.00 Physical Education 20.00 Fine Arts 10.00 Electives 75.00 Total Credits for Graduation 220.00