AJHS gives out academic letters for second year

Apache Junction High School awarded 90 academic letters and pins to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students on Thursday, Nov. 5. The classic chenille letter “A” recognizes students who have earned a 4.01 grade point average or better. “It isn’t enough to earn straight A’s,” Principal Larry LaPrise said. “In order to achieve a GPA that is higher than 4.0, these students have all excelled in honors or advanced placement classes with weighted scores.”

With 884 students enrolled in the three qualifying grade levels, AJHS can boast more than 10 percent of the non-freshman student population meeting the stringent qualifications for this prestigious honor.

This is the second year that AJHS has offered the academic letters. In 2014, the kickoff year for the program, 88 students earned letters. Once an academic letter has been initially earned, students who continue to qualify can add an academic bar for each additional year they attend Apache Junction High School. Qualifying students are identified at the end of the academic year and awarded in the fall of the following school year.

Editor’s Note: Dana Hawman is the public information officer for Apache Junction Unified School District

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