The Laude System replaces the class rank system. It allows us to recognize and encourage students to take appropriate courses that will better prepare them for the future. This system is a point based system that gets combined with a students GPA, under our normal grading scale. This system rewards a student for completing designated rigorous courses and will earn the student 1.5 honor points (any AP course, year-long or semester), 1 honor point (year-long courses) or .5 honor point (semester courses) for taking these designated courses.
To qualify for Cum Laude or Higher: The student must minimally have a 3.4 cumulative grade point average and have earned a minimum of 20 Laude points. Once students meet these requirements they will earn one of the following distinctions:
Cum Laude (With honor/distinction), 20 – 34.99 honor points
Magna Cum Laude (With great honor/distinction), 35 – 49.99 honor points
Summa Cum Laude (With highest honor/distinction), 50 honor points or more
*Academic Excellence Scholarship: Refer to language spelled out in Board Policy 460.
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