VALEDICTORIANS The Sabino High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian designations will be made based on the cumulative weighted grade point average at the end of eight semesters and will include all classes taken for high school credit. The student with the highest weighted GPA to the 12th decimal place will be designated as valedictorian. The salutatorian will be the student in the second place.
ACADEMIC LETTERS An Academic Letter is awarded to those students who, after completing five semesters and seven semesters, have met the following four criteria:
1. The candidate shall have attended Sabino High School the last three complete and consecutive semesters prior to the award.
2. The candidate shall have maintained a grade point average of not less than 3.80 on a 4.00 weighted scale during each of the qualifying semesters.
3. The candidate shall have been enrolled in no fewer than six courses at Sabino for which a letter grade has been awarded during each of the qualifying semesters. Courses that award a Pass/Fail grade and summer school credits do not count toward the six class requirement of the academic letter. Substitutions such as concurrent university courses, correspondence courses, and work study programs deemed appropriate to an academic program may be approved by the Scholarship Committee. A prior Approval Form must be completed and approved by the Honors Committee prior to enrolling in a course, if the course is to be used in determining an academic letter. Prior Approval Forms are available from Ms. Semko in the Counseling Office.
4. The candidate shall have maintained a record of sound citizenship during the qualifying period. A list of those candidates who are academically qualified will be made available to administration and faculty. If a candidate's eligibility on the basis of citizenship should then be questioned, the Scholarship Committee shall examine the objection(s) and make a final determination as to the eligibility of the candidate.
STRAIGHT "A" AWARDS Straight "A" awards are calculated after the first semester of sophomore, junior, and senior year and include ALL courses for which high school credit is awarded. An AP class where a student earns a "B"; is counted as a "B"; for purposes of earning the Straight "A" Award.
ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL Based on Quarter Grades 3.5 or above GPA