ACADEMIC SCHOLARS & GRADUATING WITH HONORS
Becoming an Academic Scholar
Maroon and Gold Scholar Cord-
Any student successfully completeing 3 or more college credit bearing classes with a B- or greater. This includes all PSEO classes.
- Courses that have an A and B section will be counted as one course.
Area One: Language ArtsAP English Language & Composition, CIS Advanced Public Speaking, CIS University Writing & Critical Reading, CIS Introduction to Literature
Area Two: SciencesAP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Physics - Mechanics
Area Three: MathematicsAP Calculus I, AP Calculus II, AP Computer Science, AP Statistics, CIS Basics & Applied Statistics (ALC only), CIS College Algebra Through Modeling
Area Four: Social StudiesAP US History, AP World History, Political Science, CIS Microeconomics, CIS Macroeconomics, CIS Political Science, CIS US History to 1880, CIS US History 1880 to Present, AP Psychology
Area Five: World LanguagesFrench V, Spanish IV, Spanish V
Area Six: ArtsAP Music Theory
Area Seven: Career and Technical EducationIntro to Health Care, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Principles of Marketing, College Introduction to Business, Business Computer Applications, Human Relations in Business, Business Information Systems, Plant Science Concepts, CIS Plant Science, CIS Animal Science, Landscape Design and Construction, Greenhouse Technology, Intro to Metals Technology, Welding and Machine Tool Tech, Engineering and Drafting 1, Exploring Childhood
Graduating with HonorsClass of 2019Honor Graduates (cumulative GPA at the completion of Quarter 3)
All seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher will graduate with honors and receive an academic letter prior to the commencement ceremony.Class of 2020 and BeyondHonor Graduates (cumulative GPA at the completion of Quarter 3)Cum Laude: 3.5-3.799Magna Cum Laude: 3.8-3.999Summa Cum Laude: 4.0 +
Academic LetteringIn order to earn a Forest Lake High School Academic Letter, students must earn a cumulative grade point average based on the following:
Year in School
Honor for Literacy (Rangers Read)
We know that reading is tied directly to life-long learning and success. To encourage our students to make reading a regular part of their lives, we have a literacy program called Rangers Read. Students who read a minimum of 10 books a year and complete a "book talk" with their advisory teacher will earn the privilege of wearing a white literacy honor cord for graduation. More information about the Rangers Read program can be found at this link.