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Honors Graduation Requirements

Honors students meet the following rigorous standards:

  • Students must take at least four Advanced Placement (AP) courses.(1 English, 1 Math or Science and 2 others)
  • Students must complete a minimum 50 hours of community service.  Documentation of these hours may begin in the freshman year. Click here to download the El Camino Service Completion Form.
  • 9-12 Academic GPA of 3.6 or higher (not including PE or TA classes) by end of the 7th semester.
  • Students must complete an autobiographical essay during the senior year, based on the UC application guidelines.
  • C’s or higher at the 2nd-semester 12-week progress report of the senior year.

*All community service must be performed and documented within the students' first seven semesters of high school.

*Seniors need to have a minimum of 50 hours completed and the forms turned in by the end of the seventh semester in order to graduate with Honors (last day of the 1st semester of senior year)

*Honors Graduates wear a white robe and receive a gold cord for commencement.