CCA High School maintains a system of formal honors and awards for the following reasons:
- To increase the motivation of all the students by demonstrating the biblical principle that good work and good behavior are rewarded;
- To recognize and show appreciation for those students qualified to be listed on the honor rolls;
- To draw public attention to the academic quality and outstanding behavior of the secondary students at CCA School.
I. Honor Rolls
Students earning placement on one of the honor rolls will be recognized by having their names listed in the school newsletter. Students who have earned placement on any level of the Cum Laude Honor Roll for all four quarters will be receive a medallion at the end of the year awards ceremony.
Summa Cum Laude requires a G.P.A. of 4.0.
Magna Cum Laude requires a G.P.A. of 3.99 to 3.70.
Cum Laude requires a G.P.A. of 3.69 to 3.50.
Faculty Commendation Award: This award is based on three factors:
- Exemplary conduct (i.e. loving God and neighbor),
- Academic achievement, and
- A positive attitude toward school. Student’s nomination must be approved by a unanimous vote of all of his or her teachers. Students earning a faculty commendation award for the year will receive a medallion at the end of the year awards ceremony.
Valedictorian and Salutatorian: Each spring, the director and a committee of secondary teachers select the senior class valedictorian and salutatorian. In order to determine the senior who can best represent and articulate the goals and vision of Calvary Christian Academy students, the committee evaluates the seniors based on the following criteria (in order of priority): spiritual testimony, academic performance, extracurricular activities, and honors received. To be eligible to receive either award, a student must have attended CCA for more than two years and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. After ranking by the teachers, the highest scoring student will usually be valedictorian and the next highest will be salutatorian.
Graduation Honor Cords: Based on all eight semesters of academic work, graduating seniors may be awarded honor cords to be worn in the commencement ceremony. Students earning a cumulative GPA of 3.7 – 3.89 wear silver cords. Students earning 3.9 or higher wear gold cords.
Academic Letters: Students grades 9-12 in good standing will receive an academic letter: for maintaining a 3.7 GPA for two consecutive semesters with no D’s or F’s in either semester.