• Gresham Scholars Diploma

    The Gresham High School Scholars Diploma is designed to honor academically well-rounded students who have pushed themselves to excel in the most challenging of four-year educational programs.  For students who are self-directed and desirous of a balanced and challenging program, the Gresham Scholars Diploma is well worth the effort!

    In addition to meeting all requirements for the Gresham-Barlow School District Diploma, students will qualify for a Gresham-Barlow School District Scholars Diploma based on their enrollment in advanced courses and provide confirmation that they have accomplished each of the requirements listed below.  Students must remain enrolled in their advanced courses through their eighth semester, as their final GPA and class ranking will be determined by their highest GPA with the Scholars program and final grade report. 

    It is from among Scholars Diploma candidates that Valedictorian (4.0 Cummulative GPA) and Salutatorian (received one "B" letter grade down from a 4.0 Cummulative GPA) that recipients will be determined.  

    Requirements:  A senior must…

    1. Successfully complete all graduation requirements, including credit requirements, Essential Skills requirements, portfolio requirements, education plan and profile, extended application and career related learning experiences.
    2. Earn an accumulative GPA of at least 3.50 at the end of the eighth semester.
    3. Earn a minimum of 25 credits, at least eight (8) of which must be earned in designated advanced courses.
    4. Demonstrate proficiency in a world language in addition to English or successfully complete two years of study in the same world language.
    5. Have been an active participant in at least one co-curricular activity (e.g., Sports, Clubs, Theater, Music, Student Government, etc.).
    6. May earn only one elective credit using the PASS/NO PASS option.
    7. International Baccalaureate Full Diploma Candidates who are in good standing at the end of the eighth semester of their senior year will automatically earn a Scholars Diploma at Gresham High School.  

    Any appeal regarding qualification for a Gresham-Barlow School District Scholars Diploma must be presented to the Scholars Diploma Review Panel.

     

    HONORS SCHOLARS CLASS OF 2022 

    ADVANCED COURSE LIST 

          (subject to change)

    MATH

    IB Math Applications and Interpretations SL

    Pre-Calculus

    Calculus

     

    SOCIAL SCIENCE 

    AP US History

    AP United States Government and Politics

    AP Psychology

    AP Human Geography

    IB History of the Americas HL 1

    IB World History HL 2

     

    SCIENCE

    Honors Chemistry

    IB Chemistry SL

    IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL

    IB Biology HL 1

    IB Biology HL 2

     

    CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

    Newspaper

    Yearbook*

    Production Photography*

    Graphic Design 4

    Early Childhood Education Cadet Teaching 1 & 2

     

    WORLD LANGUAGE

    IB  Japanese  SL 7-8

    IB Spanish SL 7-8, Spanish HL 9-10

     

    ENGLISH

    IB Language and Literature SL 1

    IB Language and Literature SL 2

    AP English Language and Composition

    IB Literature HL 1

    IB Literature HL 2

    IB Theory of Knowledge I and II 

     

    FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS

    (Students may only take 2 credits maximum in this area)

    AP Music Theory

    Theatre 7-8

    IB Art SL & HL

    Overtones & Concert Choir**

    Jazz Ensemble & Wind Ensemble

     

    CENTER FOR ADVANCED LEARNING

    Current courses offering college credit



    Note:

    *     Must be an editor or 2nd year student

    **   Must be a 2nd year student