Awards & Honors
In accordance with our core values of learning, excellence, integrity, collaborative leadership, connections, and citizenship, we believe academic and co-curricular achievements should be celebrated. At Princeton High School we make the most of the following opportunities to celebrate our students and their contributions to our community.
Students of the Month
Nominated and selected by teaching staff from each department, our Students of the Month awards provide an opportunity to showcase responsible and respectful students pursuing their interests in academic areas: Art, career-technical education, english, math, music, physical education/health, science, social studies, world language and overall high school involvement. Honored students are recognized in our newsletters and on our website.
School Board Scholars
Fully enrolled students, after completion of eleven (11) trimesters of high school, whose weighted GPA ranks them in the top 5% of their 12th grade class and have earned a minimum of twenty-four (24) credits while fully enrolled at Princeton Public School, will be designated as School Board Scholars. The recipient and the recipient’s parents or guardians will be recognized at a reception sponsored by the school board. Each recipient will receive an appropriate certificate recognizing the student’s status as a School Board Scholar.
Full-time students earning only grades of A and/or A+ in any trimester receive a certificate for that trimester.
A Honor Roll
Full-time students earning a GPA of 3.5 or above in any trimester receive a certificate for that trimester.
B Honor Roll
Full-time students earning a GPA of 3.0-3.499 in any trimester receive a certificate for that trimester.
National Honor Society
Selection into the National Honor Society is an honor. Eligible students may apply in the spring for membership. A screening committee must endorse the request for membership. Selection is based on outstanding scholarship, character, leadership and service to school and community.
Criteria for Application to NHS:
- Must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.
- Must be in 11th or 12th grade.
- Must be actively committed to school and/or community activities.
Commencement Ceremony & Graduating with Honors
The following academic recognitions and insignia are awarded to seniors who have met all graduation requirements for earning a high school diploma. No other cords, stoles, or insignia, except those awarded by, and approved by, administration are permitted to be worn during the graduation ceremony.
Summa Cum Laude (GPA 3.900 or higher) - Gold Cord
Seniors, after completion of eleven (11) trimesters of high school, whose GPA is 3.900 or higher, and have met all requirements for diploma, will wear a gold cord at the graduation ceremony.
Magna Cum Laude (GPA 3.7-3.899) - Red Cord
Seniors, after completion of eleven (11) trimesters of high school, whose GPA is 3.7-3.899, and have met all requirements for diploma, will wear a red cord at the graduation ceremony.
Cum Laude (GPA 3.5-3.699) - White Cord
Seniors, after completion of eleven (11) trimesters of high school, whose GPA is 3.500-3.699, and have met all requirements for diploma, will wear a white cord at the graduation ceremony.
B Honor Roll (GPA 3.000-3.499) - Gold Tassel
Seniors, after completion of eleven (11) trimesters of high school, whose GPA is 3.000-3.499, and have met all requirements for diploma, will wear a gold tassel at the graduation ceremony.
Additional Graduation Recognition
- NHS Member – Royal Blue Cord
- Military Enlisted – Red, White and Blue Cord: The student must provide enlistment information to his/her guidance counselor at least one week prior to graduation. Documentation verifying enlistment status may be required by the principal.
- Tiger Career Academies - Students graduating with an academy will be recognized in the program at graduation. Students who successfully complete a YST Experience will receive a medal to wear at graduation