About Loyola > Graduate at Graduation
I. Open to Growth
The graduate of Loyola High School of Los Angeles has accepted responsibility for personal growth intellectual, spiritual, emotional, physical, and social and has developed an appreciation for the diversity of his surrounding community as well as the world at large. At the time of graduation, the Loyola student will:
- Have explored all areas of the school community (academic, spiritual and co-curricular).
- Demonstrate an emerging openness to learn from a wide variety of experiences and sources and exercise a growing tolerance and respect for those with divergent points of view.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the pursuit of excellence in academic, spiritual, and co-curricular areas, realizing that learning is an on-going process worthy of a life-long commitment.
- Reflect on his life experiences by recognizing talents and gifts, accepting challenges, learning from success and failure, and finding success through tenacity, commitment and accountability.
II. Intellectually Distinguished
A graduate of Loyola exhibits mastery of a four-year college preparatory curriculum and goes beyond intellectual excellence to incorporate Gospel values in the light of Ignatian heritage. At the time of graduation, the Loyola student will:
- Demonstrate the ability to think critically, act creatively, analyze and solve problems in a variety of disciplines, and apply these skills in everyday life.
- Demonstrate effective written, oral, technological, and collaborative communication skills necessary for successfully pursuing an advanced education.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze and synthesize information from a wide range of sources and to apply that information when evaluating issues of contemporary life.
- Demonstrate time management skills, dedication, and work ethic through challenging academic programs and rigorous co-curricular participation.
- Demonstrate evidence of original authorship and academic integrity.
A graduate of Loyola shows a basic knowledge of Scripture, doctrines, and practices of the Catholic Church while examining personal religious beliefs. The graduate explores and develops faith through further study, participation in a faith community, and prayer experience. At the time of graduation, the Loyola student will:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the Church's teaching about Jesus Christ and His mission as well as the sacramental expressions of that mission
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between faith in Jesus (the model for being a "man for others") and being a "man for others" that manifests itself through community service and a commitment to social justice
- Evaluate moral choices and issues based on a well informed conscience
- Continue to develop an awareness of other religions and a respect for their beliefs
- Continue to grow in spirituality and develop an ability to articulate and reflect upon one's own faith
- Make a connection between personal faith and active community worship through participation in campus ministry programs
A graduate of Loyola has begun to establish his own identity and move beyond mere self-interest by forming deeper relationships with others, valuing personal friendships, and embracing his relationship to the greater community. At the time of graduation, the Loyola student will:
- Demonstrate an awareness of God's love by extending that love to self, family, friends, and communities to which he belongs
- Demonstrate the ability to form healthy relationships and make responsible decisions based on Christian values
- Demonstrate a loving attitude in order to communicate more easily with others, especially peers of others races, religions, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Have acted as "a man for others" by supporting the school community and by serving those in need in the larger community
V. Committed to Justice
A graduate of Loyola is aware of many needs of the local and global communities, and is beginning to use his time and talents to work toward the further development of a just society in light of Ignatian ideals. The graduate is preparing to take his place in the community as an accomplished, concerned, compassionate, and responsible "man for others." At the time of graduation, the Loyola student will:
- Exercise a value system influenced by Scriptural values and thus be able to confront the complexities of social issues and moral ambiguities promoted by contemporary culture
- Articulate the connection between faith and commitment to building a just society
- Recognize the global nature of many social problems and the responsibility to address these problems for the benefit of the human community
- Recognize the value of community service and develop a sense of social responsibility guided by compassion, confidence and accountability
VI. Developing as a Leader
A graduate of Loyola is aware of and practices the basic skills that facilitate leadership and collaboration. The graduate has had opportunities to exercise such leadership and collaboration in academics, co-curricular, and campus ministry. At the time of graduation, the Loyola student will:
- Demonstrate leadership skills, including integrity, vision, creativity, a moral work ethic, self-discipline, and the ability to gain trust as a leader of others
- Speak honestly and persuasively, accept criticism with emotional maturity, and maintain a focus guided by the ethical values derived from our Catholic faith and Ignatian heritage
- Demonstrate an ability to lead and influence others in a way that promotes social justice based on Gospel values
- Have worked cooperatively in both academic and co-curricular endeavors to foster personal leadership within a group
- Be aware that he models God's love and acts with faith recognizing that his actions have consequences that go beyond self