The Medford Honors Diploma is available to those students who are seeking to challenge themselves academically. This program will prepare students for their post-secondary education by providing rigorous coursework along with the opportunity to earn college credit. Requirements must be met by the end of 3rd quarter of the graduation year.
To earn an Honors Diploma, a student must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher, and earn nine or more credits in courses identified as Advanced Placement, Honors, or other courses where evidence of academic rigor exists. The student must also meet the district guidelines for graduation, including the required 24 credits.
Tassels - Gold tassels will be worn by students with a 3.75 or higher GPA. Purple tassels are worn by students who have met minimum proficiencies on state tests in math, science, reading, and writing as well as completing all work samples. White tassels represent the student's involvement in Torch Honor Society.
Honor Cords -
- Gold - Honors Diploma
- Black and Red - SOU Honors
- Royal Blue and Green - RCC Honors
- Light Blue - Biliteracy Seal
- Orange-Gray and Green - CTE
- Pink and Blue - Squire Program
Medals - Each Valedictorian will wear a Valedictorian Medal. Valedictorians have maintained a 4.0 GPA throught high school. First in Class will be designated with a gold medal, Second in Class will be designated with a silver medal, and all other Valedictorians will be designated with a bronze medal.