• Highest Honors:
    All grades 90 or better in all major subjects*
    and no grade below 70 in minor subjects.
  • High Honors:
    An overall average of 90 or better in all major subjects*
    and no grade below 70 in minor subjects.
  • Honors:
    An overall average of 85 or better in all major subjects*
    and no grade below 70 in minor subjects.

*Major subjects are Language Arts, social studies, science, mathematics and world language.
All other subjects are considered minor subjects.

Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders must achieve highest and/or high honor roll status for the first three marking periods of the school year. (Above 90% average in all major subjects.)

The purpose of this award is to recognize academic success in the classroom. In order to be considered for this award, a student must first receive the required academic average of 90. To be eligible for the President's Award for Education Excellence, students must meet these requirements:

• Students are to earn a grade point average of 90 on a 100 point scale. When computing grade point averages at the respective award level, only the years at that level are to be included through the fall semester of the exiting grade;

• Each school establishes standards for the award that reflect a 90 percent level or higher on the traditional grading scale. The primary indicators of excellence must be based on academic achievement. School personnel may also consider, as part of the criteria, activities in which a student demonstrates high motivation, initiative, integrity, intellectual depth, leadership qualities and/or exceptional judgement. They may also require student essays and outstanding attendance, but these activities must bear some relationship to the academic performance of a student;

• Teacher recommendations. This judgement is to be supported by tangible evidence that is comprised of either results on teacher-made tests, portfolio assessment, or special projects.