Cum Laude Graduate Program

The Cum Laude Graduate program is designed to honor students who continually challenge themselves through academics, school participation, maintaining good character, and community volunteerism. Students who meet or exceed the cum laude criteria will be honored at their graduation with a special cord and notation on their diploma.

Community Service Verification Form

Cum Laude Program Criteria Class of 2019

● Meets College Readiness Benchmarks on all sections of the SAT or ACT, or exhibits standardized test score growth of 6 points from Explore to ACT or SAT (based on conversion formula).

● Exhibits involvement in school-sanctioned activities: 2 year-long (separate years) OR 3 seasonal.

● Demonstrates involvement in verified community service: minimum of 25 hours throughout high school career.

● Earns a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher at the end of 7 semesters.

● Follows athletic or activity code of conduct (no violations).

● Maintains good character/citizenship (no out-of-school suspensions).

● Demonstrates good school attendance. Minimum of 95% attendance rate during junior year and through spring break of senior year.

● Completes at least ONE Advanced Placement or Capstone course. (Refer to below list of qualifying courses.)

● Maintains the following graduation requirements on time:

           Grade Level                                  Academic Credit
9th Grade                                                5
10th Grade                                             10
 11th Grade                                             15
      12th Grade                                             20.25

Cum Laude Program Criteria

Class of 2020 and 2021

● Meets College Readiness Benchmarks on all sections of the SAT or ACT, or exhibits standardized test score to be determined at a later date as SAT is a new suite of tests.

● Exhibits involvement in school-sanctioned activities: 2 year-long (separate years) OR 3 seasonal.

● Demonstrates involvement in verified community service: minimum of 25 hours throughout high school career.

● Earns a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher at the end of 7 semesters.

● Follows athletic or activity code of conduct (no violations).

● Maintains good character/citizenship (no out-of-school suspensions).

● Demonstrates good school attendance. Minimum of 95% attendance rate during junior year and through spring break of senior year.

● Completes at least ONE Advanced Placement or Capstone course. (Refer to below list of qualifying courses.)

● Maintains the following graduation requirements on time:

Grade Level                       Academic Credits
9th Grade                                            5
  10th Grade                                          10
  11th Grade                                           15
12th Grade                                      20.25

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