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MESA Graduation Requirements

Seniors and eighth graders who are active in MESA are eligible to apply for MESA Graduation. MESA Graduates are honored at our annual end-of-the-year Awards Banquet. Applications will be available in April 2009. See below for MESA Graduation criteria.

8th Grade Outstanding Achievement Graduation Requirements

Criteria include:

  • Complete Algebra I
  • Must compete in MESA Day Competitions
  • Minimum cumulative GPA=3.0
  • MESA Student Leadership (a plus!)

Certificate of Graduation

Criteria include:

  • 4 years of college preparatory mathematics
  • 4 years of college preparatory English
  • Chemistry or Physics
  • Minimum cumulative GPA=2.8
  • MESA School Program participation

Outstanding Achievement Certificate of Graduation

Criteria include:

  • 4 years of college preparatory mathematics
  • 4 years of college preparatory English
  • Chemistry AND Physics
  • Complete "a-g" subject requirements for University of California or California State University
  • Minimum cumulative GPA=3.3
  • Must be involved with MESA for *2 years and senior year must account for one of them
  • MESA School Program participation (leadership participation a plus)
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