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Students and/or a student's parent/legal guardian(s) are entitled to request a personal curriculum that modifies certain of the Michigan Merit Standard requirements. Personal curricula are subject to school approval, as provided in state law. If all of the requirements for a personal curriculum are met, then a high school diploma may be awarded to a student who successfully completes his/her personal curriculum even if it does not meet the requirements of the Michigan Merit Standard. To apply for a personal curriculum, please contact the Counseling Office.
Hamilton High School honors and values high academic achievement at its graduation ceremony. At the end of the second term of their senior year, students will have their cumulative GPA and SAT scores calculated into an “Honors” list. Honor points will be determined by the following formula: GPA X 400 (1,600 points max.) + SAT (1,600 points max.) =3,200 potential honor points. As in all other GPA calculations, there will be no rounding of GPA or points. These students will be individually honored at the graduation ceremony and articles of their accomplishments will be submitted to the local media. The students with the top two cumulative scores will be recognized as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the class.
Students will be ranked 3 times each school year:
After 3rd Tri grades and June SAT scores are in (9th - 11th grade only)
After 1st Tri grades and Dec SAT scores are in
After 2nd Tri grades and March SAT scores are in (12th grade final rank)