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Student Life

 

A lively and varied program of student activities is vital to the educational development of a well-rounded individual. Bishop Diego students are encouraged to explore their potential by becoming active members of the school community through participation in a variety of clubs and activities. Clubs and activities are driven by student interest and there are some years when a club or activity is added. Likewise, given student interests, there are some years when a club or activity hibernates to return in a subsequent year.

Student Government
Bishop Garcia Diego High School is proud to have an active student government to represent the entire student body; provide fun, responsible and diverse activities; and demonstrate youth leadership through school service. A student body president and class representatives for each class are elected each school year. These representatives receive credit for attending the Student Government class daily.

Ambassadors
Upon application, Bishop Diego students are invited to participate in the Bishop Ambassador program. Students carry out the mission of the school through word and deed by representing the school during public relations and outreach events at school and within our larger local community. Ambassador responsibilities include hosting visiting shadow students on campus and leading in Shadow Days and Open House, sharing their Bishop experiences. You may find Ambassadors at school and/or community events, wherever they are needed as representatives of the school. A sense of school pride and enthusiasm, leadership potential, work ethic, responsibility and commitment are a few of the qualities that describe a Bishop Ambassador.

California Scholarship Federation
The California Scholarship Federation (known as CSF) is a statewide organization whose purpose is to recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Qualifying for membership is on a semester basis following a point system that requires A's and B's in the most difficult classes. To become a lifetime member (Sealbearer) students must have qualified for 4 semesters during their last 3 Years of high school, including one semester in the senior year. At graduation lifetime members receive a special seal on their diploma, a certificate, pin and gold cords to be worn at the ceremony.

Mu Alpha Theta
Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 75,000 student members in more than 1,500 schools. The organization is dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students. Activities include tutoring grade school students, promoting mathematics on Pi Day, and math competitions with other schools, including the Westmont College competition. Students with high academic achievement may graduate with honors in mathematics on the recommendation of faculty and upon giving a senior talk on a mathematical subject.

MEChA
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) is a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia. Participants meet regularly to organize cultural activities, fundraisers, and hold discussions.

National Honor Society
The purpose of this chapter is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in pupils of Bishop Diego High School. Possible projects may include a blood drive, Bishop Diego Day Celebration, or another charitable project. Members of NHS must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.

Youth 4 DRI (Direct Relief International)
Students learn the importance of giving back to those less fortunate. Members work together to sell flowers and deliver flowers during the month of March to support the maternal child health program. 

 

Bishop Garcia Diego High School  4000 La Colina Rd., Santa Barbara, California 93110 Telephone: 805-967-1266 Fax: 805-964-3178
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