ACADEMIC SCHOLARS & GRADUATING WITH HONORS
Quarter three is the last grading window applied to calculations for cords and stoles.
Graduating with Honors
(Cumulative GPA at the completion of Quarter 3 senior year)Cum Laude: 3.5-3.799 earns a white stoleMagna Cum Laude: 3.8-3.999 earns a silver stoleSumma 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 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, CIS Human Physiology
Area Three: MathematicsAP Calculus I, AP Calculus II, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principales, AP Statistics, CIS Basics & Applied Statistics (ALC only), CIS College Algebra Through Modeling
Area Four: Social StudiesAP US History, AP World History, CIS Microeconomics, CIS Macroeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Human Geography
Area Five: World LanguagesChinese III, Chinese IV, French V, 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 Animal Science, Landscape Design and Construction, Greenhouse Technology, Engineering and Drafting 1, Exploring Education
Academic LetteringIn 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
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.