Graduation Requirements

JAMAICA COLLEGE GRADUATION POLICY

ACADEMIC AND BEHAVIOURAL CRITERIA
  1. Minimum of fifty percent (50%) average in fourth and fifth form
  2. All SBAs completed and submitted
  3. Eight (8) subjects sat in External Examination or all subjects recommended by Principal/Vice Principal(s).
  4. Students who withdraw from subjects in fifth form must receive written approval from the Principal/Vice Principal’s office.
  5. Students who sit compulsory subjects (e.g Math and/or English) in 3rd and 4th forms must attain grade 1s to receive automatic exemption from re-sitting them in 5th form.
  6. Must satisfy the internal examination requirements of the school including the sitting of the internal assessments in fourth and fifth forms.
  7. High standards of behaviour and dress
  8. Graduation list will be published at the end of February

FACTORS WHICH WILL AFFECT ELIGIBILITY:

  • Any suspensions, especially in third, fourth and fifth forms
  • Unexcused absences and/or poor attendance (minimum 95% attendance and punctuality record required)
  • Recorded indiscipline and breaking of rules including dress code violation
  • Outstanding material/books, monies etc. due to the school

COMMUNITY SERVICE & CO-CURRICULAR PARTICIPATION

  • Mandatory thirty (30) hours of community service (recommended fifteen (15) hours in fourth form and fifteen (15) hours in fifth form).
  • Consistent participation in at least one co-curricular/sport or leadership activity and attendance at school functions during 1st to 4th forms (e.g. Sports Day).

Students not eligible for graduation may appeal in writing to the Principal.