Academic Honors Standards
At St. Mary's, grades are based on a 4.0 scale. Sixth through eighth grade students are graded in these subject areas: religion, science, social studies, math, literature, language arts, Spanish, music, technology, art and physical education.
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The Honor Roll recognizes students in 6th through 8th grade who have demonstrated superior and outstanding academic achievements.
Highest Honors are given to students who achieve straight A's, or a 4.0 grade point average in all subjects.
First Honors are given to students with a grade point average from 3.50-3.99 with no individual grade lower than a B-.
Second Honors are given to students with a grade point average from 3.0-3.49 with no individual grade lower than a C-.
Students in the Middle School, 6th through 8th grade, may achieve recognition quarterly for academic honors at an all-school assembly. Parents of these students are invited by the principal to attend the assembly.
Students in 4th and 5th grades are recognized quarterly in their classroom.
Teachers in the lower elementary grades may have their own academic honor system.
Other Academic and Christian Awards
Most Improved Student Award - this award recognizes students who have shown great growth and achievement in academics each quarter in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Spirit of Mary Award - Each semester, the classroom teacher recognizes the student who most exemplifies the traits and qualities of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our school patroness, in the classroom and in school activities.
Most Christian Boy and Girl Award - This award is handed out at the end of the year to one boy and one girl in each grade who best exemplifies the traits and qualities of a Catholic Christian.