San Gabriel Mission High School

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Academics @ Mission

San Gabriel Mission High School offers a balanced curriculum which is based upon the principles and values set forth in the school’s ISO's, philosophy, goals, and objectives. The teachers and academic counselors help the students to set realistic, attainable goals. The school strives to graduate students who can offer sound intellectual and spiritual perspectives which will help renew the world and the Church. SGMHS is accredited by the WCEA/WASC and follows archdiocesan and state mandates.
Technology and Student Resources

Equipped with state-of-the art computers, students are able to benefit from the latest in technological advances, both in the computer laboratories and classrooms.  Teachers use SMART Board Technology in the classes to engage the students in learning, and students utilize 1:1 technology through the use of iPads. In addition, Mission has three innovative science laboratories, a media room, dance/drama studio and library. Upon graduation, Mission students have a true sense of the highly developed technological advances used in both academic settings and the workplace.

Mission’s Testing Program

Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) in October which enables students to make more definite plans toward their academic future.

In October, classes are given a complete battery of Standardized Tests which help assess the sequential learning pattern and achievement of each student.  

The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and ACT, or the College Entrance Examination Board, is taken by those students who plan to apply to four-year universities.  Juniors are encouraged to take the SAT/ACT in the Spring semester preceding their senior year.  The SAT/ACT gauges college success based upon verbal, written, and mathematical proficiency.