Honor Roll Guidelines
Updated September 2019
- Honour Roll will be based on the average of 80% or higher for the following six mandatory classes:
- Christian Ethics
- one English
- one Fine Arts, Language, or Physical Education
The semester one final marks and the semester two midterm marks will be used to calculate the average.
- The mandatory classes in Mathematics, Science, Christian Ethics, History, and English must be at the grade level for the year in which a student receives the award.
- If two or more marks meet a single requirement, the highest mark will be used in the average.
- Students must take a minimum of twelve classes in grade 9, ten classes in grade 10, and eight classes in both grade 11 and 12. To earn a Luther College High School diploma, students must earn a minimum of 26 credits.
- Students must pass all their scheduled classes.
- Students are allowed to take one class off campus each school year; however, for Honour Roll consideration, students must take all their mandatory classes at Luther.
- The school year for January graduates will be the spring semester of the previous year and the fall semester of the current year.
- For the English class requirement, the semester one class will be used.
- For grade 9, Math 9B will be used as the required math class.
- When a single class is scheduled for two semesters, the progress report card marks recorded in January and April will be treated as two separate marks.
- Students must be in good standing as determined by Luther’s administration.
- The Vice Principal of Academics may consider individual students who have exceptional schedules and/or circumstances that prevent them from meeting one or more of these guidelines.
GUIDELINES FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
- Students must meet all of the guidelines for Honour Roll with the exception of an average.
- Exclusive of these guidelines, the faculty by majority vote may grant an award to a student for exceptional academic performance.
The Principal’s Gold Medal is awarded to a graduating student with the greatest general proficiency in academic and co-curricular activities.
The Governor-General’s Bronze Medal is awarded for academic excellence to the student who achieves the highest average upon graduating from a secondary school.