HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
The High School Diploma shall be issued to students who have met all graduation requirements by demonstrating proficiency in the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards and General Learner Outcomes in the required courses.
BOARD OF EDUCATION RECOGNITION DIPLOMA
The Board of Education Recognition Diploma is awarded to students with grade point averages of 3.0 and above who successfully complete additional required course work and the Senior Project. See credit table. The purpose of this diploma is to recognize students who strive for higher levels of achievement. To students who meet the requirements, the BOE Recognition Diploma is awarded:
• Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.0 to 3.5
• Magna Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.5+ to 3.8, and
• Summa Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.8+ and above.
Note: Grades are calculated on a 4.0 scale with the exception of AP (Advanced Placement) courses, which are weighted on a 5.0 scale.
Students shall be permitted to participate in commencement exercises if they:
- Meet the requirements for a diploma or a certificate;
- Have fulfilled their financial obligations
- Meet other conditions, established by the Department of Education, which meet the standards of clarity, reasonableness and justifiability.