Honors Eligibility Requirements & Awards


Elementary Awards & Honors

STRAIGHT A HONOR ROLL – 1ST – 6TH GRADE

  • To be eligible for Straight A Honor Roll, students must be enrolled by October 1 through the end of the School year.  Students who enroll second semester will not qualify.

  • Students must achieve straight A’s (a 4.0 GPA) on both semester report cards, in every area, including citizenship, obedience, work habits, and attitude.  Trophies and certificates will be awarded to students who qualify in this category.

A HONOR ROLL – 1ST – 6TH GRADE

  • To be eligible for first semester A Honor Roll, students must have been enrolled and in attendance in Faith Baptist Schools by October 1.  To be eligible for second semester A Honor Roll, students must have been enrolled and in attendance within the first three weeks of the start of the second semester. Students must achieve straight A’s (a 4.0 GPA) on either semester report card in every area, including citizenship, obedience, work habits, and attitude.  Certificates will be awarded to students who earn straight A’s for first or second semester.

     

A-B HONOR ROLL – 1ST – 6TH GRADE

  • To be eligible for first semester A-B Honor Roll, students must have been enrolled and in attendance in Faith Baptist Schools by October 1.  To be eligible for second semester A-B Honor Roll, students must have been enrolled and in attendance within the first three weeks of the start of the second semester.

  • Students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher on either semester report card to qualify for A-B Honor Roll.  The overall citizenship grade will be included in ascertaining the average for A-B Honor Roll.  Certificates will be awarded to students who qualify for A-B Honor Roll either or both semesters.

B HONOR ROLL – 1ST – 6TH GRADE ONLY

  • To be eligible for first semester B Honor Roll, students must have been enrolled and in attendance in Faith Baptist Schools by October 1.  To be eligible for second semester B Honor Roll, students must have been enrolled and in attendance within the first three weeks of the start of the second semester.

  • Students must achieve a 3.0 GPA on either semester report card to qualify for B Honor Roll. Certificates will be awarded to students who qualify for B Honor Roll either or both semesters.

ATTENDANCE AWARD –GRADES K3-6

  • To be eligible for the Attendance Award, students must not have been absent or tardy for the entire year.  Students who start School after September 14, 2009, do not qualify for the Attendance Award.

MERIT AWARD – GRADE 6 ONLY

  • To be eligible for the Merit Award, students must receive five or fewer demerits for a semester.  Certificates will be awarded to students who qualify for either or both semesters.

SPEECH AWARDS – GRADES 1-6

  • Speech trophies will be awarded to students in each first- through sixth-grade classroom who place first through fourth place in the annual speech contest.  Ribbons will be awarded to the top-ten speech winners in each first- through sixth-grade classroom.

SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE – GRADE 6

  • To qualify for this award, a student must not have accumulated more than six B’s in the first through sixth grades.  Also, the student can have no more than two B’s in a year.  A student must have been enrolled in Faith Baptist Schools for six full years (grades 1-6).
  • MARGARET RASMUSSEN FOUNDER’S AWARD—GRADE 6

  • This award is presented to the scholastic excellence recipient with the highest grades (95% or above) in Faith Baptist Elementary grades 1-6 upon his graduation from sixth grade. A student must have been enrolled in Faith Baptist Schools for six full years (grades 1-6).  The recipient of this award will be given a full year’s tuition (minus book fees) and registration for the seventh grade at Faith Baptist Schools.



Jr. & Sr. High Awards & Honors

HONORS ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • For the following honors, only course work taken during the regular school year at Faith Baptist Schools will qualify.  Students must take a minimum of twenty-five credits (five classes of five credits each) per semester in order to qualify for any honor roll.  Some electives will not count toward honor roll.

STRAIGHT A HONOR ROLL (2 Semesters)

  • To be eligible for Straight A Honor Roll, students must be enrolled for the complete year, no later than October 1, through the last day of school, and must receive straight a 4.0 GPA or higher at the at the end of BOTH semester periods (January and June).
  • A trophy and certificate will be presented only to students who achieve a 4.0 GPA or higher both semesters.

A HONOR ROLL (1 Semester)

  • To be eligible for first semester A Honor Roll, students must have been enrolled and in attendance in Faith Baptist Schools by October 1.  To be eligible for second semester A Honor Roll, students must have been enrolled and in attendance within the first three weeks of the start of second semester.
  • Students achieving a 4.0 GPA or higher on either semester report card (January or June) will qualify for the A Honor Roll.
  • Certificates will be awarded to students who earn a 4.0 GPA or higher for first or second semester.

A-B HONOR ROLL AND B HONOR ROLL

  • To be eligible for first semester A-B or B Honor Roll, students must have been enrolled and in attendance in Faith Baptist Schools by October 1.  To be eligible for second semester A-B or B Honor Roll, students must have been enrolled and in attendance within the first three weeks of the start of the second semester.
  • Students achieving a 3.5 GPA or higher at semester’s end (January or June) will qualify for the A-B Honor Roll.  Students achieving at least a 3.0 GPA or higher at semester’s end (January or June) will qualify for B Honor Roll.
  • Certificates will be awarded to students who qualify for either Honor Roll for one or two semesters.

MERIT AWARD

  • Students who receive five or fewer demerits for a semester will be given a merit award for either or both semesters at the end of the year. This honor will appear on a student’s high school transcript.

GRADE-POINT AVERAGE

  • Physical education grades will be included in a student’s grade-point average.
  • Graduating seniors who meet the following grade-point requirements for grades nine through twelve, NOT ten through twelve, will qualify for bronze and gold honors: Bronze – 3.2 through 3.59, Gold – 3.6 through 4.0
  • Faith Baptist Schools uses a weighted grade-point average system in which students are awarded an extra quality point for an A, B, or C grade in an UC Honors or Advanced Placement course.

VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN

  • In order to qualify for Valedictorian or Salutatorian, a student must be enrolled in Faith Baptist Schools from grades nine through twelve, having completed eight semesters.  Valedictorian and Salutatorian status is determined by grades received in grades nine through twelve, NOT ten through twelve. Geometry and Algebra I are included in the GPA calculation, even though these courses may have been taken in junior high.
  • The Valedictorian and Salutatorian candidates must take a fourth year math course (Statistics, Pre-calculus, AP Calculus, AP Statistics) and upper-level science (AP Chemistry, Chemistry, or Physics).  In addition, a candidate for either of these honors must take at least four Honors or AP classes.
  • High school courses taken at schools other than Faith Baptist will not be considered in a student’s standing for Valedictorian or Salutatorian. Only pre-approved AP equivalent college courses which are NOT offered at Faith Baptist will be weighted and considered in the reported GPA and Valedictorian and Salutatorian honors.
  • Physical education grades will be included when averaging a student’s grade-point average for honors or class standing.

CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION

  • Faith Baptist Schools is a member of the California Scholarship Federation.  Membership in this honors organization indicates the approval of our courses as meeting the high admission requirements of the University of California.
  • Students are eligible for membership by achieving a specified number of A’s or B’s in designated academic courses.  Awards are presented at the ninth- and twelfth-grade graduations to students earning membership for a minimum of four semesters during grades seven through nine or ten through twelve.
  • The California Scholarship Federation will not accept summer school credits for membership.  Also, junior-high and high-school courses taken during summer school will not apply toward our Honor Roll, CJSF, or CSF.

SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE—TWELFTH GRADE

  • In order to be eligible, a student must be enrolled in Faith Baptist Schools for grades 9-12, for 8 semesters.  Students with at least a 4.0 cumulative GPA for all 8 semesters, 9th-12th grades, will be awarded the Scholastic Excellence Award. at graduation

SCHOLASTIC EXCELLENCE—NINTH GRADE

  • In order to be eligible, a student must be enrolled in Faith Baptist Schools for grades seven through nine, for 6 semesters.  Students with a 4.0 cumulative GPA for all 6 semesters, 7th-9th grades, will be awarded the Scholastic Excellence Award and free tuition for 10th grade at Faith Baptist Schools.

FOUNDER’S AWARD—NINTH GRADE

  • This award is presented to the valedictorian of the ninth-grade class upon his graduation.  A student must have been enrolled in Faith Baptist Schools for three full years (grades seven through nine).  The recipient of this award will be given a full year’s tuition (minus book fees) and registration for the tenth grade at Faith Baptist Schools.

SPEECH AWARDS—7th - 12th GRADE

  • Speech trophies will be awarded to students in each seventh- through twelfth-grade class who place first through fourth place in the annual speech contest.

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