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Academic Block

What is ACADEMIC BLOCK? 

Purpose of the Award
The Academic Excellence Award is designed to recognize and reward students who demonstrate and maintain Academic Excellence. Students interested in obtaining the Tier 1 Academic Block and/or Tier 2 Academic Honor Pin must meet the qualifications listed below and submit their transcript for review within the required timeframe.

 

Tier 1: Criteria to earn Academic Block: 
To be eligible for an Academic Block, 11th and 12th grade students must:
       Be a current American high school student with a minimum of 5 semesters in the U.S.
       Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above through the 5th semester as an 11th grader or 7th semester as a                12th grader.
       Minimum of 95% present per year.
       No suspensions during AHS attendance
       Have completed at least 40 hours of community service (Service Learning Hours) *requirement suspended              for 2020-2021

 Process
       If criteria is met, 11th graders, using 5 semester transcript and 12th graders using 7th semester transcript,            as an application, submit transcript to the Ms. Chow in the College/Career Center. 
Transcripts are                          accepted from qualified Juniors and Seniors in February and March.
       Staff will verify GPA, Attendance and Service Hours.


 Tier 1 Academic Recognition

Academic Block will be distributed to the recipients.

Tier 2: Criteria to earn Academic Honor Pin
To be eligible for an Academic Pin, a student must:
      Already have been awarded an Academic Block
      Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of 1st semester senior year (7th semester).
      Maintained minimum of 95% present attendance per year.
      No suspensions during AHS attendance
      Completed 40 hours of community service (Service Learning Hours) *requirement suspended for 2020-2021

Process
      If criteria is met, 12th grade student may use a 7 semester transcript as an application. Submit transcript to          Ms. Chow in the College/Career Center.   
Transcripts are accepted from qualified Seniors in      February and March

       Staff will verify GPA, Attendance and Service Hours.


 Tier 2 Academic Recognition
Academic Pin recognition will be announced at the Senior Awards Ceremony