8th-grade Promotion
At the end of the school year, 8th-grade students participate in a very special event called "Promotion". This special ceremony marks an end of three years of middle school, a space between elementary and high school were much growth and development (academic and personal development, and self-discovery) take place. The joyous event takes place on the Torrance High School Football field, and family and friends are invited to celebrate their promoted student.

8th-grade students participate in "promotion" ceremony, whereas high schooler participate in a high school graduation ceremony.

Gold Tassel Recognition
8th-grade students must have earned a 4.0 GPA and E letter grade in Citizenship for all 4 quarters of their 8th grade year to earn this recognition. The Gold Tassel may be worn during the Promotion Ceremony.

8th-grade Awards
Each Madrona 8th-grade teacher recognizes two deserving students per 8th-grade period.


At the beginning of 8th-grade year, Madrona students are counseled to make good choices while on campus and to demonstrate maturity in actions, leadership while on campus, and positive interactions with staff and peers. 8th-grade points are tracked for each student throughout the school year. Students are continually encouraged to "Be Respectful and Be Responsible" to earn the privilege to participate in 8th-grade activities:


100 points

  • 80-100 - May Still Participate In All Activities
  • 70-79 - No Picnic, No Field Trip
  • 60-69 - No Picnic, No Dance, No Field Trip
  • ↓ 59 - No Picnic, No Dance, No Field Trip, No Promotion

How Are Points Lost?

  • Lunch Detention - Minus 1 point
  • After School Detention - Minus 2 points
  • Citizenship (N) - Minus 3 points
  • Citizenship (U) - Minus 5 points
  • Suspension - 5 points/day

Note: The administration will deduct points and take away activities as situations arise.