Jersey Village High School

7600 Solomon, Houston, Texas, 77040
(713) 896-3400
Principal:  Mr. Ralph Funk
School Hours:  7:25 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
School Opened: 1972

Falcon

last updated: 03/04/2014

 

 

 

Administrative Team

Principal

Ralph Funk

Associate Principal

Gregory Brock

Assistant Principal

Jeff Roth

Assistant Principal

Daniel Salinas

Assistant Principal

Angela Williams

Assistant Principal

Yolonda Sneed

Assistant Principal

Mike Ray

Assistant Principal

Donald Stanton

Assistant Principal

Brenda Brown

Assistant Principal

Laura Underwood

Coordinating Counselor

Maria Lewis

Counselor

Monica Matkin

Counselor

Sheri Ragsdale

Counselor

Sandy Grubbs

Counselor

Chrissy Reyna

Counselor

Karen Tyler

Counselor

Michele Landry

Counselor

Denise Malveaux

Counselor

Mary Hestand

Director of Instruction

Donna Lester

Librarian

Liz Nebeker

Nurse

Sally Syer

College/Career Specialist

CJ Anderson

Special Education Teacher Supervisor

Linda Mack

 

Enrollment

 

3450 students as of 09/16/13

Demographics

(as indicated in the 2012-13 AEIS Report)

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISPANIC WHITE NATIVE AMERICAN ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER TWO OR MORE RACES ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
13.4% 50.1% 21.9% 0.5% 11.7% 0.0% 2.5% 48.9%

 

 

Awards and Accomplishments

JVHS Students Named to Academic All-District Basketball Teams

Six boys’ and girls’ basketball players were named to the Academic All-District 17-5A teams this week. Academic all-district athletes finished the season in good standing and earned a composite weighted grade point average of 5.5 or higher for all classes for the two identified six weeks that make up the majority of their respective regular seasons. Congratulations to all!

Luke Barker Brittany Lim Christina Roberts
Madison Arechiga Brooke Malia Madeline Simmons

Students Collect Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Eight JVHS students were among 1,587 regional winners from 17 Harris County school districts in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, hosted by the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE).

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards provide teen artists and writers in grades 7-12 with the opportunity to showcase their work as it identifies and documents their outstanding achievements. The competition’s mission is to bring outstanding visual art and writing to a national audience by showcasing work and encouraging young students’ creative journeys and career development. Congratulations to all!

Gold Key Winner
Brandon Harris Photography Roots
 
Silver Key Winners
Brandon Harris Photography Pond
Rocio Robles Photography Sisters
Jessica Thinnavongsy Ceramics & Glass Piney Mushrooms
Jazmin Valdez Photography Stare
 
Honorable Mention Winners
Collin Harvey Photography Humpty Dumpty
Kaeli Jones Photography Manifestations
Phap Le Ceramics & Glass Marine Creatures
Sommer Williams Sculpture Twilight Lily
Students Win Awards in TAJE Clip Contest

Students from JVHS were named winners in the Texas Association of Journalism Educators (TAJE) 2013-2014 Clip Contest. Students were honored in both the Newspaper and Yearbook categories. Congratulations to all!

Excellent
Joel Montfort, Editorial Cartoon – Serious Situation.
 
Honorable Mention
Joel Montfort, Feature Story – New Art Medium
Matt Dubose, Sports Feature – Uniting all
Kelsey Hodges, Feature Story – Golden future
Alex Cruz and Iveth Garcia, Editorial Page Design – Teen parent
Natalie Solano, Photo Essay – Homecoming
Another First for the JVHS Wrestling Team

Jairo Rico became the 1st Boy Wrestler to earn All-State Honors for JVHS with his performance this past weekend at the Texas UIL State Wrestling Tournament. Jairco, a sophomore, took home the 6th place medal for the 106 pound weight class.

Congratulations Jairo and our great coaching staff. You make Jersey Village proud!

National signing day
Student Scholars Receive Recognition

Three JVHS students who were confirmed as semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program were honored at a National Merit recognition program at the Berry Center on Monday, Feb. 3rd—along with Commended, National Hispanic and National Achievement scholars. Congratulations to all! You make Jersey Village proud.

National Merit semifinalists are: Jonathan Duong, José Flores and Cynthia Michelle Turner. Commended students are: Marieke Alsguth, Jessica Breckenridge, Tresor Brill, Shawn Dalton Erwin, Daniel Clayton Faraldo, Emily Jih, Rafael Kapell, Annie Nguyen, John Thomas F. O’Kane, Alexander Hoang Pham, Amanda Ramsey, Mikey Sliepka, Carolyn Quynh Tran, Nicholas R. Vinson and Joseph A. Widacki. Tresor Brill, Maria De La Cruz Perales, José Flores and Stephanie Valle and Rafael Kapell were named Hispanic Scholars and Luke Aaron Barker was named honorable mention. Matthew Alazar Tesfalul was referred to colleges for his potential for academic success.

Student Signs National Letter of Intent

JV football player Chris Abo-Shea signed a national letter of intent with Tyler Junior College during National Signing Day on Wednesday. Congratulations Chris!

National signing day
Wrestling Team Makes History - District Champions

District Champions - JVHS Wrestling TeamThe Jersey Village boys Wrestling Team earned 268 points to clinch first place District Title, followed by second-place Cypress Woods (233.5 points) and third-place Cypress Creek (231 points). It marked the first district wrestling title in school history.

“Going into the district tournament, we knew it was going to be tough to get past Cy Woods and Cy Creek,” said Head Coach Kevin Casula. “We had an excellent week of preparation where each wrestler knew what they had to do in order to bring home the District Title. I’m very proud of the way my kids were able to stay focused and compete on the mat. With only one individual champion (Danny Guillory, 182 pounds), it was a total group effort. It is very exciting to bring a District Championship to Jersey Village High School, but even more exciting for it to be the first for the school in the sport of wrestling.”

Congratulations to all and good luck at Regionals!

Students Selected to the TMEA

Congratulations to Tresor Brill, Joshua Chang, Wynn Duncan, Blake Gates and Jonathan Pham who have been selected to the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State performing groups. To achieve all-state status, students begin auditions in November with thousands of music students from Texas. The students were selected first to All-Region, then All-Area and All-State band, choir and orchestra groups.

The students will perform with the respective all-state organizations during the TMEA 2014 Clinic and Convention, to be held Feb. 12-15 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

 

We've Been Adopted!

Mr. Funk, Kelli Ray, Mark McShaffry and Pam ScottSchool district partners Community Impact Newspaper – Cy-Fair and The Backyard Grill entered into a joint Adopt-a-School Partnership with Jersey Village High School through Partners in Education (PIE) on Nov. 6. The Adopt-a-School program allows schools to work together with community organizations and business partners to utilize the resources of the community to strengthen and enrich the quality of education for students.

Jersey Village principal Ralph Funk said he looks forward to the first official “adoption” for the school. “This is a very exciting opportunity for Jersey Village High School to have a community of people come in and help the schools in ways that we cannot,” Funk said.

Mr. Funk, Kelli Ray, Mark McShaffry and Pam ScottKelli Ray, general manager of Community Impact – Cy-Fair, said that the dual partnership with The Backyard Grill will serve as an advantage for the school. “Through this partnership, we can utilize both circles of clients and serve Jersey Village as liaisons for an entire community of people, rather than the burden being solely on one company,” Ray said. Mark McShaffry, owner of The Backyard Grill, met with Ray on Tuesday morning to begin exploring wish list opportunities for Jersey Village.

“Although we have been a partner with Jersey Village for 12 years, it is wonderful to now be an official adopter and do more for the school,” McShaffry said. “Before we would sit back and wait until we were asked for things here and there, but to actually be able to attack a list and see things brought to completion is exciting.”

Pam Scott, director for PIE, said she was excited to circle Jersey Village on a copy of the district map that indicates the adopted schools throughout CFISD. “I’m confident this will be a great adoption, and I am looking forward to that continued relationship,” Scott said. “It was an incredible feeling to be able to check one more school off the list and circle them off the district map.”

Tennis Team Receives District Honors

Tennis ballThe following tennis players have achieved all district honors.  1st team all district for Line 1 doubles are boys:  Christian Dettmers and Trevor Tandy with a record of 8-1 and girls: Hannah Cook and Laura Galvan with a record of 9-0.  2nd team all district for boys line 2 doubles goes to Tommy Hamner and Matthew McKillip with a record of 8-1, and girls line 1 singles goes to Laura Galvan with a record of 8-1.  Honorable Mention goes to Christian Dettmers for Line 1 singles with a record of 5-4.  Congratulations to all for  having a great fall season!

Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Several JVHS athletes signed letters of intent to play collegiate athletics for colleges and universities on the first day of the early signing period on Nov. 13.

The following student athletes signed letters of intent:

  • Tracey Bolado, swimming, Davis & Elkins College (W.Va.);
  • Lauren Greenspoon, volleyball, Tennessee-Chattanooga; and
  • Jake Greenspoon, men's golf, University of Texas at Arlington.
 
Students Win Journalism Awards

JVHS students won numerous awards at the Balfour High School Communications Workshop, held July 19-22 at Texas A&M University. Approximately 800 students representing 80 Texas high schools were in attendance.

“Giving up days of their summer vacation to attend a four-day intensive workshop shows the dedication and commitment the journalism students in the district have,” said Margie Comstock, Jersey Village publications adviser. “They want to make their publications some of the best in the state. They are amazing kids and outstanding scholastic journalists.”

Journalism Students
  • Team Award, Integrated Design Christin Ong, Marieke Alsguth,
    Megan Flores
    , Matt DuBose and Alexander Cruz;
  • Superior Typography and Design Knowledge Matt DuBose;
  • Advanced Color Instincts Alexander Cruz;
  • Outstanding Team Leadership Marieke Alsguth;
  • Superior Layout Innovation and Ideas Christin Ong; and
  • Outstanding Writer Kelsey Hodges.

Congratulations to all on a job well done. You make Jersey Village proud!


JVHS Receives Distinction Designation

JVHS CrestCypress-Fairbanks ISD and all of its eligible campuses earned a rating of Met Standard in the Texas Education Agency (TEA) 2013 State Accountability Ratings, released on Thursday, the highest of the two ratings under the new system. In the first year that the state is using a new performance index-based approach to academic accountability, districts can earn a Met Standard or Improvement Required rating.

Under the new TEA ratings, Jersey Village High School earned a Distinction Designation in all three of the following areas: Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA, Academic Achievement in Math and achieving at the Top 25 Percent in Student Progress. Each of these distinction designations is based on comparisons with similar campuses across the state. (Read more...)

Awards Board 2012 - 2013
Awards Board 2011 - 2012

 

VIPS

Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, please contact Pam Coen.

 

Class Ranking

Beginning with courses taken between the eighth and ninth grade, all high school courses, including correspondence, night school, college courses taken for dual credit, credit-by-exam, and summer school, are averaged in the class rank with the exception of student assistance, local credit, and courses taken under the pass/fail option. High school courses taken by seventh- or eighth-grade students and completed by the end of the eighth-grade year will not count in class rank with the exceptions of Geometry, Biology, and the third or higher levels of a foreign language. (*See additional exception for Classes of 2011, 2012, and 2013.) Rank will be determined by grade point averages (G.P.A.) of the students. Estimated class rankings are to be determined at the end of the junior year and the first semester of the senior year for the express purpose of college entrance requirements. Another ranking shall be performed at the end of the fifth six-weeks’ grading period to identify summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude graduates. No valedictorian or salutatorian will be officially recognized at graduation.

 

Honor Graduate Designation

At graduation ceremonies, graduates will be recognized in the following categories: summa cum laude (6.5 G.P.A.), magna cum laude (6.25 G.P.A.), and cum laude (6.0 G.P.A.) . A final calculation of G.P.A. and class rank is determined at the end of the senior year and will be reflected on the final transcript which is sent to colleges.

 

Class Ranking

Beginning with courses taken between the eighth and ninth grade, all high school courses, including correspondence, night school, college courses taken for dual credit, credit-by-exam, and summer school, are averaged in the class rank with the exception of student assistance, local credit, and courses taken under the pass/fail option. High school courses taken by seventh- or eighth-grade students and completed by the end of the eighth-grade year will not count in class rank with the exceptions of Geometry, Biology, and the third or higher levels of a foreign language. (*See additional exceptions for Class of 2013.) Rank will be determined by grade point averages (G.P.A.) of the students. Estimated class rankings are to be determined at the end of the junior year and the first semester of the senior year for the express purpose of college entrance requirements. Another ranking shall be performed at the end of the fifth six-weeks’ grading period to identify summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude graduates. No valedictorian or salutatorian will be officially recognized at graduation.

 

Honor Graduate Designation

At graduation ceremonies, graduates will be recognized in the following categories: summa cum laude (6.5 G.P.A.), magna cum laude (6.25 G.P.A.), and cum laude (6.0 G.P.A.) . A final calculation of G.P.A. and class rank is determined at the end of the senior year and will be reflected on the final transcript which is sent to colleges.

 

Grading Scale

CFISD uses a weighted 6.0 grading scale.  Grade points are allocated for a course of study based on the designation of the course as indicated in the chart below.

GRADE

LEVEL OR COURSE

 

K, AP, and HORIZONS Levels

L-Level
(on level)

Below Level
Adaptive Behavior, ICS-M, NAC, Resource

Life Skills

A (90-100)

7 grade points

6 grade points

5 grade points

4 grade points

B (80-89)

6 grade points

5 grade points

4 grade points

3 grade points

C (75-79)

5 grade points

4 grade points

3 grade points

2 grade points

D (70-74)

4 grade points

3 grade points

2 grade points

1 grade points

F (below 70)

0 grade points

0 grade points

0 grade points

0 grade points

The semester grades are computed by allocating a weight of 2/7 for each six weeks’ grade and 1/7 for a semester exam. A student will receive credit for each semester passed.  If the course is a two-semester sequence and the student passes the second semester after having failed the first, he/she may receive the credit for both semesters if the yearly average is passing (70+).

*For the Class of 2013, four mathematics and four science courses will be included in a student’s GPA calculation. If a student takes Algebra I in 8th-grade and takes four math courses in grades 9-12, the four math courses taken in high school will be included in the student’s GPA. But, if a student takes Algebra I in 8th-grade and only takes three math courses in grades 9-12, the Algebra I course will be included in the student’s GPA calculation. Algebra I taken at any time will carry L-level grade points.

 

Participation in Commencement

To be eligible to participate in commencement exercises a student must meet state graduation requirements by earning a minimum of 22 credits in designated courses.  Beginning with the class of 2015 (ninth graders entering high school in fall 2011), students must meet all credit and testing requirements to participate in commencement exercises.

 

Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2013

Students who enter the ninth grade in the fall of 2009 must enroll in courses necessary to complete the Recommended High School Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program unless the student, parent, and a school counselor agree that the student should be permitted to take courses under the Minimum High School Program. Students should study the table below which outlines requirements for the Recommended High School Program and the Minimum High School Program. Then, using the list of course descriptions, students should select and register for courses.  Note that students graduating under the Recommended High School Program will need to schedule additional courses not required for the Minimum High School Program. These courses include Algebra II, Chemistry, World Geography, foreign language (two credits), fine arts (one credit), and three state-approved electives. Additionally, beginning with the Class of 2011, students must earn 26 total credits including four math and four science credits. Counselors at each high school will furnish all other information necessary for students to complete registration.

 

Courses

Recommended
High School
Program

Minimum
High School
Program

 

Notes

English

4

4

 

Advanced Academic Strategies
or

 

½
or

 

½
or

  • One-half credit is required and may be taken in grade 8 or 9.

Skills for Academic Success

1

1

  • One credit is required for all 9th-grade students who did not pass all 8th-grade core academic classes (language arts, reading, math, science, and social studies) and who have not met the state standards on any 8th-grade reading, math, science, and social studies TAKS test.
  • Beginning ESL students, intermediate ESL students, and special education students in need of in-class support are also required to take this year-long class.

Mathematics

 

4
Algebra I,
Geometry,
Algebra II, and an additional math course

3
must include Algebra I, Geometry

  • Beginning with the Class of 2011, students are required to complete 4 math credits for the Recommended Program.
  • CFISD recommends that all students take 4 math courses in grades 9-12.
  • Math Models with Applications may satisfy the requirement for the additional math credit only if taken prior to Algebra II.
  • AP Computer Science may satisfy the requirement for the additional math credit only if taken after successful completion of Algebra II. The course will not count as both a 4th math credit and the Technology Application required credit.
  • Four mathematics courses will be included in a student’s GPA calculation. If a student took Algebra I in 8th grade and takes four math courses in grades 9-12, the 4 math courses taken in high school will be included in the student’s GPA. But, if a student took Algebra I in 8th grade and takes only three math courses in grades 9-12, the Algebra I course will be included in the student’s GPA calculation. Algebra I taken at any time will carry L-level grade points.

Science

4
Integrated Physics and Chemistry,
Biology,
Chemistry, and Physics or an additional science course
or
4
Biology,
Chemistry, Physics, and an additional science course

2
Integrated Physics and Chemistry,
Biology
or
3
Biology,
Chemistry, and
Physics

  • Beginning with the Class of 2011, students are required to complete 4 science credits for the Recommended Program.
  • CFISD recommends that all students take 4 science courses in grades 9-12.
  • Students without IP&C credit must take Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to meet the Recommended Program’s science requirements. The students may choose any additional science course to meet the 4th required credit.
  • Four science courses will be included in a student’s GPA calculation.

U.S. History

1

1

 

World History

1

1

 

World Geography

1

 

 

Government

½

½

 

Economics

½

½

 

Health
            or
Principles of
Health Science

½
or
1

½
or
1

  • Health may be taken in any grade or taken through correspondence, summer school, or through credit-by-exam.

 

Physical Education

  • Students may earn a maximum of two (2) credits in P.E. toward graduation—including athletics. Students enrolled in the regular physical education program must take Foundations of Personal Fitness.
  • Students may meet the PE requirement through after school participation in the fall semester of marching band and cheerleading, and both semesters of drill team and JROTC. Students may also meet the physical education requirement if they participate in a district-approved Olympic caliber, off-campus training program.
  • Physical education credit may be earned through approved correspondence courses.

Languages other than English (Foreign Language)

2

 

  • Students may take any two levels of the same foreign language to meet the requirements for the Recommended High School Program. Foreign language credits earned in middle school will count toward this requirement.

Speech

½

½

  • These courses meet the requirement:  Communication Applications (½), Professional Communications (½), Debate I (1), or Oral Interpretation I (1).
  • Beginning with the Class of 2011, Debate III and Independent Study in Speech (4th year of Debate) will earn K-level credit.

Fine Arts

1

 

  • Approved fine arts courses include art, music, dance, and theatre courses.

Technology Applications
(Computer course)

1

1

  • Courses which meet the one-credit technology application requirement include: Computer Programming K, Computer Science AP, Animation, Business Information Management I, Digital & Interactive Media, Art II Electronic Multimedia, Web Technologies I, Practicum in Business Management, Business Information Management II–MOS, Journalism/Desktop Publishing, Engineering Design & Presentations, and Audio/ Video Production.  Students must earn one full credit in the same course to meet this requirement.
  • Beginning with the Class of 2011, AP Computer Science may count as a 4th math credit after successful completion of Algebra II. The course will not count as both a 4th math credit and the Technology Application required credit.

Academic Elective:
World Geography or Science Elective

 

1

 

Electives

3

3 to 5

  • Must be state-approved courses.

Total State Credits Required

26

22

 

Distinguished Achievement Program

Students desiring to earn the Distinguished Achievement Program transcript must complete the requirements for the Recommended High School Program plus one additional credit in languages other than English (foreign language) and any combination of four advanced measures selected from the following options:

  • A score of three or above on The College Board Advanced Placement Examination.
  • A grade of 3.0 or higher on courses that count for college credit, including tech-prep programs and dual credit courses.
  • Original research/project conducted under the direction of mentor(s) reported to an appropriate audience and judged by a panel of professionals in the field that is the focus of the project.  Original research may not be used for more than two measures.
  • A score on the PSAT that qualifies a student for recognition in one of these ways:  (1) Commended Scholar or higher by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, (2) National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Black Students, or (3) National Hispanic Scholar Program.  Note:  The PSAT score may only count as one advanced measure, regardless of the number of honors received by the student.

Note:   Math Models with Applications and AP Computer Science may not serve as math credits on the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP). Additionally, Integrated Physics and Chemistry may not serve as a science credit on the DAP. 

 

Graduation Requirements for the Classes of 2014 and Beyond

Students who enter the ninth grade in the fall 2010 and thereafter must enroll in courses necessary to complete the Recommended High School Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program unless the student, parent, and a school counselor agree that the student should be permitted to take courses under the Minimum High School Program. Students should study the table below which outlines requirements for the Recommended High School Program and the Minimum High School Program. Then, using the list of course descriptions that follow, students should select and register for courses.  Note that students graduating under the Recommended High School Program will need to schedule additional courses not required for the Minimum High School Program. Counselors at each high school will furnish all other information necessary for students to complete registration.

 

Courses

Recommended
High School
Program

Minimum
High School
Program

 

Notes

English

4

4

 

PACE
(Personal, Academic, & Career Exploration)
or

 

½

or

 

½

or

  • One-half credit is required in grade 9

 

PACE Plus

 

 

1

 

1

  • One credit is required for all 9th-grade students who did not pass all 8th-grade core academic classes (language arts, reading, math, science, and social studies) and who have not met the state standards on any 8th-grade reading, math, science, and social studies state assessments.
  • Beginning ESL students, intermediate ESL students, and special education students in need of support are also required to take this year-long class.

Mathematics

 

4
Algebra I,
Geometry,
Algebra II, and an additional math course

3
must include Algebra I, Geometry

  • Math Models with Applications may satisfy the requirement for the additional math credit only if taken prior to Algebra II.
  • AP Computer Science may satisfy the requirement for the additional math credit only if taken after successful completion of Algebra II.
  • Four mathematics courses will be included in a student’s GPA calculation. If a student took Algebra I in 8th grade and takes four math courses in grades 9-12, the 4 math courses taken in high school will be included in the student’s GPA. But, if a student took Algebra I in 8th grade and takes only three math courses in grades 9-12, the Algebra I course will be included in the student’s GPA calculation. Algebra I taken at any time will carry L-level grade points.

Science

4
Biology,

Chemistry, Physics, and an additional science course

2
Integrated Physics and Chemistry,
Biology
or
3
Biology,

Chemistry, and

Physics

  • Integrated Physics and Chemistry may satisfy the requirement for the additional science credit if taken prior to Chemistry and Physics.
  • All students entering high school in fall 2010 or beyond will take Biology in ninth grade.

U.S. History

1

1

 

World History

1

1

 

World Geography

1

 

 

Government

½

½

 

Economics

½

½

 

Health
            or
Principles of
Health Science

½
or
1

½
or
1

  • Health may be taken in any grade or taken through correspondence, summer school, or through credit-by-exam.

 

Physical Education

 

1

1

  • Students may earn a maximum of four (4) credits in P.E. toward graduation—including athletics. Students enrolled in the regular physical education program must take Foundations of Personal Fitness.
  • Students may meet the PE requirement through after school participation in the fall semester of marching band and cheerleading, and both semesters of drill team and JROTC. Students may also meet the physical education requirement if they participate in a district-approved Olympic caliber, off-campus training program. 
  • Physical education credit may be earned through approved correspondence courses.

Languages other than English (Foreign Language)

2

 

  • Students may take any two levels of the same foreign language to meet the requirements for the Recommended High School Program. Foreign language credits earned in middle school will count toward this requirement.

Speech

½

½

  • These courses meet the requirement:  Professional Communications (½), Communication Applications (½), Debate I (1), or Oral Interpretation I (1).

Fine Arts

1

1

  • Approved fine arts courses include art, music, dance, and theatre courses.

Academic Elective:
World Geography or Science Elective

 

1

 

Electives

3½  to 5½

  • Must be state-approved courses.

Total State Credits Required

26

22

 

 

Distinguished Achievement Program

Students desiring to earn the Distinguished Achievement Program transcript must complete the requirements for the Recommended High School Program plus one additional credit in languages other than English (foreign language) and any combination of four advanced measures selected from the following options:

  • A score of three or above on The College Board Advanced Placement Examination.
  • A grade of 3.0 or higher on courses that count for college credit, including tech-prep programs and dual credit courses.
  • Original research/project conducted under the direction of mentor(s) reported to an appropriate audience and judged by a panel of professionals in the field that is the focus of the project.  Original research may not be used for more than two measures.
  • A score on the PSAT that qualifies a student for recognition in one of these ways:  (1) Commended Scholar or higher by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, (2) National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Black Students, or (3) National Hispanic Scholar Program.  Note:  The PSAT score may only count as one advanced measure, regardless of the number of honors received by the student.

Note:  Math Models with Applications and AP Computer Science may not serve as math credits on the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP). Additionally, Integrated Physics and Chemistry may not serve as a science credit on the DAP.