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AP 603.8 Earning Academic Honors IDAHO FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT 91 AP 603.8 Earning Academic Honors High School students have many opportunities to earn academic honors. These honors recognize hard work, good grades and taking advanced classes. 1. Student transcripts report a weighted and an unweighted grade point average or GPA. 2. The recognition categories for honors status will be based on the following weighted GPAs. At the time of graduation, students in the following categories will be recognized as graduating with honors. a. Cum Laude: Students with a GPA of 3.75-3.89 b. Magna Cum Laude: Students with a GPA of 3.90-3.99 c. Summa Cum Laude: Students who have a GPA of 4.00 or higher 3. Students graduating with honors must have completed all but a term of credits by the end of the second trimester of their senior year. Pass/No Pass courses are not included in this count of credits. A student who has received an F in any high school or dual enrollment course is not eligible for honors status. Academic credits can be earned through regular enrollment courses, approved dual enrollment university courses, approved correspondence courses and/or summer school. High schools grant 1.5 credits for each three-credit semester college course taken as a dual enrollment course. 4. Letter grades for AP courses will be weighted so that A=5 grade points, B=4 grade points, C=3 grade points, D=2 grade points and F=0 grade points. Procedure History: Adopted: Revised: Reviewed: IDAHO FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT 91