The Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County has approved the following:
- The National Honor Society requires a GPA of 3.0 (unweighted). Students in the following grades are eligible for the National Honor Society: 10th (second semester), 11th, and 12th. The Beta Club requires a GPA of 3.3 (weighted). (Note: All high schools and the Early College are required to have an Honor Society and Beta Club.
- The grading “floor” is 50 for nine-week grading periods and for final grades. Please make sure to utilize your pre-established grading criteria when assigning grades. (Note: This new floor does affect first semester grades.)
- The Honor Roll Policy remains the same. (See existing Policy Code: 3440 Recognizing Excellence)
Policy Code 3440 Recognizing Excellence:
The board strongly encourages programs and activities that recognize and reward excellence in student academic achievement, character and leadership. Administrators and teachers are responsible for developing and implementing various means of recognizing student achievement.
Honor rolls afford and ensure students an avenue for special recognition of achievement. At the end of each grading period, each high school principal shall make public the honor rolls for students in grade nine through 12. There are three types of honor roll: (1) Superintendent’s Honor Roll for students with a weighted GPA of 4.0 or higher; (2) A Average Honor Roll for students with a weighted GPA of 3.5 to 3.999; and (3) B Average Honor Roll for students with a weighted GPA of 2.5 to 3.499. A variety of other programs, such as honor societies and citizenship and leadership awards, may also be implemented at the high schools to recognize outstanding student achievement.
Honor rolls are not required in kindergarten through grade eight. The principal and instructional staff at these grade levels shall establish, at the beginning of the school year, a procedure for continuously recognizing and rewarding kindergarten through eighth grade student achievement in an effort to encourage and instill in all students the desire to achieve and be successful. A copy of each kindergarten through eighth grade school plan shall be maintained in the principal’s office and another copy kept in the superintendent’s office.
The board encourages school recognition ceremonies and community recognition ceremonies to honor scholarship and distinguished character and leadership abilities. All awards and scholarship donations to be presented to students require the superintendent’s approval. The superintendent or designee shall review the terms of the award and the criteria established for the selection of students. Awards and scholarships shall be presented to students during school-sponsored ceremonies under the supervision of the principal.