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Honor Roll

Honors signify that a student is being recognized for his academic achievement with respect to his overall course of studies. It recognizes that he has made a serious effort to maximize his abilities commensurate with his education level.

REQUIREMENTS FOR HONORS DESIGNATIONS

(Updated January 2011 for Implementation Fall 2011 for all students)
The following are the honors designations used by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Secondary School System.

First Honors: Quarterly Average of 93; no single grade below 90
Second Honors: Quarterly Average of 88; no single grade below 85

HONORS CALCULATION

Honors will be calculated on a quarterly basis and will not include semester assessments or the semester average.

Report Card grades are calculated as follows:
For year-long, 1 credit courses:
  • Each Quarter Grade equals 50% of the Semester Grade.
  • The First Semester Grade equals 45% of the Final Grade.
  • The Second Semester Grade equals 45% of the Final Grade.
  • The End of Course Assessment equals 10% of the Final Grade.
 
For semester-long, 0.5 credit courses
  • The First Quarter Grade equals 45% of the Final Grade.
  • The Second Quarter Grade equals 45% of the Final Grade.
  • The End of Course Assessment equals 10% of the Final Grade.