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Honors/AP Program

AP Courses/Policy

1)  Students are expected to take the AP test in May.

2)  You may be required to attend class outside of regular school hours (including summers).
   Any AP exam misconduct which constitutes which violates test taking procedures will result in WHS Honesty Policy consequences (see student handbook for honesty policy consequences).


Top 10 Students:

The top ten students are selected based on their overall (over all 4 years) GPA.  GPA is weighted for AP, Honors, or college level courses.  There could be multiple students for each ranking.  The GPA considered goes to the hundredth place (ex: 4.02).  The following criteria must be met to qualify for top ten:

            -Meet A-G requirements

            -Must be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony

            -Must meet all WHS graduation requirements

Graduate With Honors:

The Graduate with Honors program is offered by Woodlake Union High School to increase academic motivation, broaden university admission options, provide access to competitive majors, prepare for college admission exams, and develop strong academic background.  To qualify as a Graduate with Honors, a student must:

Complete all prescribed courses in grades 9-12
-  Receive no more than 4 semester grades of C in all courses.  Only original grades will be included.
-  Receive a grade of C or higher in all courses, grades 9-12 (no grade of D or F in any course.)
-  Turn in completed application to counseling by May 15th of senior year. 

Prescribed course of study for Graduate With Honors:
English:                   4 years of CP or Honors/AP English.
Math:                      4 years of advanced math
(up to AP Calculus).
Science:                  3 years minimum (Biology, Chemistry, Human Bio, or AP Bio.) Foreign Languages:             3 years of same language.
Social Sciences:      3 years (World Hist., US Hist., Govt. & Econ)
Fine Art:                 1 year (Art, Choir, Band, MFD, Dance)

California Scholarship Federation

California Scholarship Federation (CSF) is a national and honorary club, whose members have met specific academic requirements. Membership recognizes academic effort and achievement. Membership requirements are based on both grade point average and points, which are computed from the courses taken during the semester. Students must apply each eligible term for membership. Students who qualify six times during their sophomore to senior years (one of these must be earned during the senior year) are awarded Life Membership. In addition, the student is bestowed the gold tassels of excellence, which are worn during graduation commencements. Students must have a minimum of 10 points to qualify and is calculated as follows:   
A = 3 CSF Points   B = 1 CSF Points C = 0 CSF Points A grade of “D” or “F” in any course during the term automatically debars membership.


The purpose of the Renaissance program is to recognize students who are achieving academic excellence with tangible incentives, rewards, and recognition. Renaissance Award assemblies are held at the end of each term.

Golden Tiger:    Must have a GPA of 4.0 or better during the previous mester.

Silver Tiger:        Must have a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99

Bronze Tiger:     Must have a GPA of 3.0 to 3.49

Academic Athlete:          A GPA of 3.0 or higher while involved in athletics.      
Scholar Athlete:              Student with highest GPA in their sport.              
Perfect Attendance:       Students missed no class periods the previous semester.

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