Honor Students

     Quarter three grades will the last grading window applied to calculations for cords and stoles. 

  • Becoming an Academic Scholar

    Maroon and Gold Scholar Cord-

    Any student successfully completing 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 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

    Area Three: Mathematics

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

    Area Four: Social Studies

    AP 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 Languages

    French V, Spanish IV, 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 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 Honors

    Honor Graduates (cumulative GPA at the completion of Quarter 3)
    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


    Academic Lettering 

    In 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



    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.