• Quarter three is the last grading window applied to calculations for cords and stoles.

    Honor Students


      Graduating with Honors

          (Cumulative GPA at the completion of Quarter 3 senior year)

        Cum Laude: 3.5-3.799 earns a white stole
        Magna Cum Laude: 3.8-3.999 earns a silver stole
        Summa Cum Laude: 4.0+ earns a gold stole
  • Becoming an Academic Scholar (Maroon & Gold Cord)

    Any student successfully completing 3 or more college credit bearing classes with a B- or greater in. This includes all PSEO classes. 

    • Courses must be taken in 3 or more Academic Areas (see below).
    • Courses that have an A and B/C section will be counted as one course. 

    Area One: Language Arts

    AP English Language & Composition, CIS Advanced Public Speaking, CIS University Writing & Critical Reading, CIS Introduction to Literature

    Area Two: Sciences

    AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Physics - Mechanics, CIS Human Physiology

    Area Three: Mathematics

    AP Calculus I, AP Calculus II, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Statistics, CIS Basics & Applied Statistics (ALC only), CIS College Algebra Through Modeling 

    Area Four: Social Studies

    AP US History, AP World History, CIS Microeconomics, CIS Macroeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Human Geography

    Area Five: World Languages

    Chinese III, Chinese IV, French V, Spanish V

    Area Six: Arts

    AP Music Theory

    Area Seven: Career and Technical Education

    Intro 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 Animal Science, Landscape Design and Construction, Greenhouse Technology, Engineering and Drafting 1, Exploring Education


  • Academic Lettering 

    In order to earn a Forest Lake Area High School Academic Letter, students must earn a cumulative grade point average based on the following:

    Year in School



    Cumulative GPA





    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.