Oldham County Board of Education Graduation Honors

Last Updated: 1/7/2020 6:57 PM

Any student with a grade point average of 3.7 or higher will be considered as graduating with honors and will be recognized by the board of education at the graduation ceremony. A ―graduating senior, according to this policy shall be a student who has previously completed seven (7) high school semesters from a school accredited by the regional accrediting association and is currently completing the eighth (8th) high school semester at one of these Oldham County Schools. School-level honors shall be awarded pursuant to each school’s school-based decision-making policy. The Superintendent or designee shall form a committee of administrative staff to determine calculation of grade point average and develop an administrative policy, which shall be provided to students at the beginning of each school year. (See 4065.02-AR)

Beginning with the class of 2008 the Board will recognize seniors who have completed all state and Board requirements for graduation, have achieved a high level GPA and taken AP or IB courses as outlined below by identifying individual students as graduating Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Summa Cum Laude. 

Recognition                  Weighted GPA Requirements                 Required Courses (if any)
 

Cum Laude                            3.8                                                       None

Magna Cum Laude                4.0                                                       Two AP or Dual Credit Courses

Summa Cum Laude               4.14                                                     Four AP or Dual Credit Courses