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Honors Diploma

Valley Lutheran High School diplomas are highly respected by colleges, employers, and the community.  Students who wish to challenge themselves further have the opportunity to pursue an Honors Diploma.  The Honors Diploma involves 8 additional graduation requirements that promote an even higher level of preparation for college and career.

Students pursuing an Honors Diploma will be asked to:

  1. Earn 27 total credits
  2. Select courses that fall into one of 5 emphasis areas (STEM, Arts, Language, Literature, or Career Tech)
  3. Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  4. Participate in a minimum of 8 extra-curricular activities that fall into at least 3 different categories (athletics, music, drama, student government, science, or other clubs/activities)
  5. Successfully complete a minimum of 3 courses that are designated as either Advanced Placement or Dual-Enrollment
  6. Complete two job-shadow experiences
  7. Complete 40 hours in an unpaid internship
  8. Demonstrate involvement (40+ hours) in a significant community activity
Students who wish to pursue an Honors Diploma should pick up a packet of information and required forms from the school office.  The process is expected to take most of four years to complete.  Interested students should work through the process with supervision by either an administrator or the guidance counselor. 

Students that earn an Honors Diploma will receive an Honors sticker on their diploma, an Honors Diploma designation on their transcript along with an explanation, and will wear a special Honor stole at graduation.

To download the Honors Diploma Program Overview, please click here.
To download the Honors Diploma Program Application, please click here.

Please direct any questions about the Honors Diploma to the Academic Dean, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or Guidance Counselor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to download the Honors Diploma Program Overview

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3560 McCarty Road
Saginaw, MI 48603