The MacDuffie School schedules students in classes based on their intellectual abilities, past performance, and their ability to meet the individual course requirements. With this in mind, the honor roll serves to recognize students who have achieved noteworthy grades and effort in their course work. The honor roll is determined each semester based on the grades earned in that semester. Year-end honor roll is awarded to those students who made honor roll in both the first and second semesters. Students who earn year-end honor roll will be announced at Academic Convocation and will receive sashes based on their level of recognition. (This information is can be found in the 2012-2013 Curriculum Guide)
MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
Grades 6 & 7 – Is determined from the 5 major courses (Math, English, History, Science, and Foreign Language) letter grades. A student who receives B+ or higher in the 5 major courses would receive Maximum Honors. A student who receives B or higher in the 5 major courses, would receive High Honors. A student who receives B- or higher in the 5 major courses, would receive Honors. Any grade below B- or a student with less than the 5 major courses will be ineligible for the honor roll. In order to receive recognition for the Effort Honor Roll, a student must have effort grades of 2 or better in all their courses.
Grade 8 – A student in grade 8 must meet the above stated levels in all their courses. Students in honors courses will receive a step in the letter grade for honor roll determination.
UPPER SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
In order to be eligible for honor roll, students must carry at least five (5) credit-bearing courses each semester and must pass all their courses. Students must be enrolled in the course from the end of the drop-add period until the end of the semester in a semester-long course or until the end of the year in a year-long course. Students who drop a course after the drop-add period are eligible for the honor roll if they still carry at least a five (5) course load. Courses with fractional credit are weighed when determining the grade point average (G.P.A.) Honors courses receive one step in the G.P.A. as well as a step in the letter grade when determining honor roll status. Advanced Placement courses receive two steps in the G.P.A. as well as two steps in the letter grade. All credit-bearing courses are used in determining the honor roll status as defined below.
There are four levels of honor roll at MacDuffie:
- Maximum Honors ~ 3.67 GPA and no grade below B
- High Honors ~ 3.33 GPA and no grade below B-
- Honors ~ 3.0 GPA and no grade below C+
First semester honor roll:
Tri Viet Minh Nguyen
Yi Qing Peng
Joao Pedro Pinheiro
Joshua St Pierre
Pedro Paulo Verdi de Macedo
Alana De Moraes
Miguel Rodriguez Suarez
Maria Julia Azevedo
Young Chul Chung
Sin Hee Hwang
Quang Viet Tran
Congratulations to all students who earned first semester honors!