The top scholastic honors of Valedictorian and Salutatorian (Board Policy 5430) are determined by calculating the cumulative grade point average at the end of the 7th semester of the high school experience. The student with the highest grade point average shall be named valedictorian, and the student with the second highest grade point average shall be named salutatorian. Students who have achieved identical grade points averages for valedictorian honors calculations will be subject to a series of tie-breaking procedures (Administrative Guideline 5430).
Graduating students will be recognized with the Latin Honors system, using the following guidelines:
Summa Cum Laude = 4.3 or higher
Magna Cum Laude = 4.0 to 4.29
Cum Laude = 3.85 to 3.99
Honors Diploma Options
- High school students can gain state recognition for exceeding Ohio’s graduation requirements through an honors diploma. Students challenge themselves by taking and succeeding at high-level coursework and in real-world experiences. Click here for more information regarding Honors Diploma Options. NAHS students have the opportunity to choose to pursue one of five honors diplomas:
- Academic Honors Diploma
- Career Tech Honors Diploma
- STEM Honors Diploma
- Arts Honors Diploma*
- Social Science and Civic Engagement Honors Diploma
- *includes dance, drama/theatre, music, and visual art.
- Honors Diploma Grid- The sixth honors diploma pathway recognized by ODE, International Baccalaureate Honors Diploma, is not offered at NAHS.