In all cases of academic recognition (except for Class Rank Points system) a student’s grade point average (GPA) is of fundamental importance. GPA is the sole criterion in all cases except National Honor Society and class rank based on class rank points. Induction into National Honor Society considers scholarship, character, leadership, and service. Class Rank Points consider awarding of points for the grade a student earned in a course, the number of credit hours earned and whether the course was weighted or unweighted.
Class Rank is based on Class Rank Points. The CRP of all students in a class are listed from highest to lowest with a rank assigned to each. The rank indicates where a student’s CRP places him/her in relation to all other students in the class. For the student whose CRP places him/her 25th in a class of 465, rank would be expressed as 25/465. Class ranks are computed twice a year, at the end of each semester.
Students earn Honor Roll status for any semester during which they achieve a GPA of 3.5 (weighted grades) or better in a minimum of 25 credit hours of approved graded course work. Students are recognized at the Fall and Spring Honors Convocations and receive an Honor Roll certificate.
Students in grades 9-12 are eligible for a Lincoln Southeast Academic Letter when they have earned a 4.0 GPA or above on a weighted grade point scale for 2 consecutive semesters. Students must be awarded a letter grade for at least 25 credit hours both semesters. Students who earn a 4.0 GPA or above in two additional consecutive semesters will earn an Academic Pin. Note: courses taken pass/fail do not apply towards an Academic Letter or Pin. A student will not earn an Academic Letter or Pin if a grade of “F” or “U” is received in any class.
National Honor Society standards require that students qualify on the basis of scholarship, character, service, and leadership. Students are eligible for membership in National Honor Society if they have achieved at least a 3.5 weighted GPA for six semesters of high school work (9th grade through 11th grade) and are enrolled in a minimum of 25 academic credit hours. (Special circumstances will be reviewed by the Faculty Council). In addition, each student must be involved in at least two activities at LSE during their sophomore and junior years. Membership is determined by the Faculty Council after receipt and review of a completed application by the eligible student during the fall of their senior year. For the members to be installed in the fall of their senior year, an approved service requirement must be completed by August before their senior year.
Seniors whose cumulative grade point average and/or class rank points for four years rank them in the top 3% of their graduation class receive an Honor Graduate Medallion. The medallion is awarded during the spring Scholarship and Awards program and is worn during the Commencement ceremony.
In order to qualify for the Wall of Honor, a graduating senior must have earned a 4.0 semester GPA on a weighted scale for each semester grades 9-12. Those semesters must be taken at an LPS High School.