3000 - Educational Program

3440 - R Recognizing Excellence - R&P

R & P for Recognizing Excellence 

Board Policy 3440

The board strongly encourages programs and activities that recognize and reward excellence in student academic achievement, character, and leadership. 

 

  1. National Junior Honor Society and National Junior BETA Clubs

In order to establish consistent eligibility standards and selection processes among middle schools, National Junior Honor Society will consider students meeting the following criteria at the end of seventh grade.  BETA club will consider students meeting the following criteria at the end of sixth and/or seventh grade.

 

  • 93 average of final course grades in middle school (all middle school courses will carry the same weight when averaging course grades)

 

  • No legal infractions or discipline incidents resulting in ISS or OSS

 

  • 95% attendance rate, extenuating documented medical circumstances may warrant consideration

 

Eligible middle school students will be identified in the spring and inducted the following fall.   If a student falls below the standards for membership the student will be on probation for a nine week period.    If a student fails to meet the standards for two consecutive nine week periods, the student will be dismissed.  In addition to the standards for selection, students must complete six (6) documented service hours each year to maintain membership.   

 

  1. National Honor Society and National BETA Clubs

In order to establish consistent eligibility standards and selection processes among high schools, National Honor Society and National BETA clubs will consider students meeting the following criteria at the end of tenth grade.  

 

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.9 for National Honors Society and a cumulative GPA of 3.6 for National BETA club

 

  • No legal infractions or discipline incidents resulting in ISS or OSS in the current or previous semester

 

  • 95% attendance rate, extenuating documented medical circumstances may warrant consideration

 

 

Eligible high school students may inducted in the fall or spring of their junior or senior year.  If a student falls below the standards for membership, the student will be on probation for a nine week period.    If a student fails to meet the standards for two consecutive nine week periods, the student will be dismissed.  In addition to the standards for selection, students must complete a minimum of ten (10) documented service hours each year to maintain membership.   

 

 

  1. Junior Marshals

A junior marshal is an honor bestowed on the top academic students from the high school junior class. Junior marshals may serve as the ambassadors for the school at important academic functions.  In order to establish consistent eligibility standards and selection processes among high schools, ranking for junior marshals will be determined at the end of the third nine-week grading period.  A dual enrollment course taken the second semester will not be included in the calculation because there will be no final grade when calculations are done.  High schools will select the top fifteen (15) students ranked with weighted GPA after third nine weeks to serve as junior marshals. The two junior marshals with the highest GPAs will serve as co-chief marshals.  

 

  1. Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Ranking for these honors will be determined after all final grades have been turned in.  The determination of these honors will be based on weighted GPAs.

 

  1. Senior Honor Graduates

Ranking for honor graduates will be determined at the end of the third nine-week grading period.  A dual enrollment course taken the second semester will not be included in the calculation because there will be no final grade when calculations are done.   A weighted 3.6 GPA is required to be an honor graduate.

 

  1. High School Honor Roll

Ranking for The Principal’s List will be determined at the end of each semester.  A weighted GPA of 4.0 or higher with no letter grade below a “C” is required to be on The Principal’s List. Ranking for the Honor Roll will be determined at the end of each semester.  A weighted GPA between 3.0 and 3.9 with no letter grade below a “C” is required to be on the Honor Roll.

 

  1. Cape Fear Community College Awards for Pender Early College High School Students

Pender Early College High School students may qualify for CFCC Academic Honors while enrolled at Pender Early College High School. Eligibility requirements for CFCC Academic Honors may be found in the CFCC Catalog and Student Handbook or on the CFCC website. CFCC Academic Honors include:

 

  • President’s List
  • Dean’s List
  • Honor List
  • President’s Award
  • Departmental Honors
  • Phi Theta Kappa

 

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Adopted:
Monday, 09 September 2013
Last Updated:
Monday, 09 September 2013