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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements


All students are required to earn 242.5 course credits, complete the Senior Project, and perform a minimum of 100 hours of Christian community service by the end of their senior year in order to graduate.

 

The course credit requirements are as follows:

Theology

4 years (A student must take a theology class every semester she is enrolled at Bishop Conaty-Our Lady of Loretto High School.)

40 credits

English

4 years

40 credits

Social Studies

3 years, World history, United States history, one semester of American government, and one semester of economics

30 credits

Mathematics

3 years, Algebra I (or Algebra I Part 2) , Geometry and Algebra II

30 credits

Science

2 years,a biological and a physical science

20 credits

World Languages

2 years of the same world language

20 credits

Visual & Performing Arts

1 year of the same visual or performing art

10 credits

PE/Health

2 years, including one semester of health

20 credits

     

Additional Courses

3 years (in any department)

30 credits

Senior Project

 

2.5 credits

 

TOTAL

242.5 credits

 

Senior Project

The Senior Project is a synthesis project where students demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have learned at Bishop Conaty-Loretto High School as well as to provide evidence that they have achieved the school’s expected school-wide learning results, ESLRs. The project focuses on the Christian Service Learning students have done throughout their high school years but also includes academics, activities, religious studies and life experiences.  The Senior Project Handbook, published at the beginning of each school year, provides a detailed explanation of the project and its requirements.

 

Christian Community Service

All students are required to perform a minimum of 100 hours of Christian community service by the end of their senior year in order to graduate. A minimum of 25 hours must be performed each year the student is in attendance at Bishop Conaty-Loretto.  The Christian Service Requirement Sheet provides a detailed explanation of the project and its requirements.  Students must complete, sign and submit the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Boundary Guidelines for Junior High and High School Youth Working or Volunteering with Children or Youth at the beginning of each school year in order to perform Christian service hours.