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High School Honor Graduates

Honor graduate status shall be determined based on a non-rounded average of 90 or above for all courses taken for high school credit, including any high school credits earned in middle school. The following also apply:

  1. For the purposes of calculating honors graduate status, the grade for each course in-progress during the graduation year shall be taken from the average as of the end of the third nine-weeks grading period.
  2. Individual course grades weighted in accordance with the high school credit value of the course.
  3. All transfer grades must have been received from a school accredited by AdvancEd (now known as Cognia) or equivalent accrediting institution.
  4. Grades from any completed dual-enrollment courses will be considered in calculations of the numerical averages based on the district’s conversion scale. In-progress dual-enrollment courses will not be considered.
  5. Grades from Advanced Placement courses shall receive a 10 percent bump when calculating overall average for honor graduate purposes.
  6. Grades from Honors (Non- Advanced Placement) courses shall receive a five percent bump when calculating overall average for honor graduate purposes.
  7. Credits earned in lieu of participating in a course shall not be included in the overall average.
  8. Students who do not graduate from high school within four (4) regular academic years are not eligible for recognition as an Honor Graduate.
  9. No residency requirements exist concerning the qualification of honor graduate.