Q: What is a "weighted academic GPA"?
A: A weighted academic GPA includes all classes except physical education & teacher aide, repeated classes, courses taken outside of SRVHS (with certain exceptions), and continuation school. GPA is calculated based on actual letter grades earned. Any changes to grades pursuant to AB167 or AB104 are not considered in GPA calculations for this honor program. A Pass/No Pass (P/NP) will revert to the actual letter grade earned for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. A student must not have been dropped from a class because of disciplinary action or attendance reasons during the semester of application.
Q: Can I opt out of the program?
A: Yes, please send the parent volunteer (listed above) an email and your name will be promptly removed from any list.
Q: If I opt out of having my name published, am I still entitled to the award if I have a qualifying GPA?
Q: Are freshmen eligible?
A. Yes, freshmen are eligible to earn levels for each semester of achievement after they receive their first semester grades in high school.
Q. I am a transfer student. Do I qualify?
A. Yes, if you have a qualifying GPA. Please email the parent volunteer to find out where to send your transcript.
Q: When do I apply?
A: There is no need to apply. You will automatically be considered for the program.
Q. Do I need to request my award?
A: No, it will automatically be provided to you or available for pick-up.
Q: When and how are the awards distributed?
A: The awards are distributed once a year, in May (and therefore may encompass more than one level). Juniors are expected to pick up their awards. Seniors will have their awards distributed by the Leadership class. Seniors who earn Level 7 will receive an honor cord that they can choose to wear with their cap and gown at graduation. Information about the distribution of awards will be included in the Wolf Pack Weekly emails.
Q: How many levels can I obtain during my high school years?
A: There are a maximum of seven levels awarded during the four years of high school - one level for each completed semester. Since the senior year spring semester GPA is not finalized until after the awards are given, the seven levels cover all of 9th, 10th, and 11th grades, and the first half of 12th grade.
Q: Will the Academic Letter award help me get into college?
A: The Academic Letter program is not designed to enhance college admissions, however it can be recognized on academic resumes as an honor or achievement. Its purpose is to recognize and reward your hard work while in high school.
Q: Whom do I contact if I have any concerns?
Q: How can parents get involved?
A: This program is run and funded by the Academic Boosters group. We rely solely on parents to volunteer their time to collate the lists and distribute the awards. Without parent volunteers, the awards cannot be distributed. Without donations to Academic Boosters, awards cannot be procured. Please consider helping out!