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Academic Lettering Program

The Academic Lettering Program recognizes students who continuously achieve academic excellence.


  1. To promote academic excellence, foster pride in academics, and encourage students, their families, the school and staff, and the broad community we serve.
  2. To recognize those students whose academic accomplishments are outstanding and who meet the established requirements.
  3. To make a statement to the student body and the community that academic accomplishment is a worthy goal deserving of recognition with a suitable award at least on a par with awards given for athletics and other high school co-curricular activities.


SOPHOMORES — A 3.9 GPA for five completed trimesters
JUNIORS — A 3.75 GPA for eight completed trimesters
SENIORS — A 3.5 GPA for eleven completed trimesters


Awards will be in the form of suitable certificates as determined by the staff responsible for administering the program. The certificate, in turn, can be presented to the athletic director, who will issue a chenille. Students who become eligible for a letter for academic achievement may be suitable or already possess a letter award for participation in another activity or academic achievement.

In such cases

  1. When the academic letter is awarded after receiving a letter in another activity, the new award entitles the recipient to wear the “Lamp of Knowledge” chenille patch purchased at the student’s expense.
  2. When the academic letter is an award that the student already was awarded the previous school year, the new award entitles the recipient to wear a chenille bar to indicate a subsequent year purchased at the student’s expense.