RECOGNITION AT GRADUATION
High schools will recognize academic achievement of students with a 3.5 grade point average or above (GPA) as graduating with honors. No valedictorian or salutatorian will be designated. Recognition will be determined at the end of the third nine weeks. Students will be recognized as follows:
o GPA of 3.5 to 3.99 – Graduate with Honors
o GPA of 4.0 to 4.40 – Graduate with High Honors
o GPA above 4.40 – Graduate with Highest Honors
CALDWELL COUNTY SCHOLARS
Seniors with a cumulative weighted GPA of at least 3.5 are recognized as Caldwell County Scholars. Each scholar receives a special seal on his/her diploma and is recognized in the graduation program.
PRESIDENT’S EDUCATION AWARDS PROGRAM
When planning for courses, students may wish to consider participation in the President’s Education Awards Program with the following criteria:
1. 3.5 unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale through fall semester of the senior year
2. Score 85th percentile on either the verbal or math portion of SAT I or subject test or composite ACT score
3. Earn at least 12 units from the following areas: English, math, science, social studies, geography, and world languages.