Cum Laude Recognition Program 2020
Dear Puma Families:
Effective with the Class of 2020, all CUSD high schools will be using the Cum Laude recognition program. This will replace the concept of designating a valedictorian and salutatorian at graduation. This recognition program will be used to acknowledge the most academic successful students at graduation. More of our outstanding seniors will be recognized than the valedictorian/salutatorian concept allowed. The GPA is weighted. The designation and GPA will be calculated at the end of the 7th semester.
The categories for distinction under the Cum Laude recognition program are as follows:
Summa Cum Laude — meaning "with the highest praise". To qualify a student must achieve a
4.5 — 5.0 grade point average.
Magna Cum Laude — meaning "with great praise". To qualify a student must achieve a
4.25 — 4.49 grade point average.
Cum Laude — meaning "with praise". To qualify a student must achieve a 3.75 — 4.24 grade point average.
Perry High School