SENIOR HONORS

At the Senior Honors Convocation there is recognition for various student awards. We honor students with Senior Class Honors List Awards, Department and  Faculty Awards, Student Leadership Awards, Military Academy Appointments and  International Baccalaureate recognition as well as other special awards.  Students may  not be on our Senior Class Honors List and still receive an invitation if they are being  recognized for another award.  Please contact your counselor with any questions or  errors.

Senior Class Honors Lists are typically posted in mid­April.  All seniors are REQUIRED  to INITIAL the lists acknowledging the accuracy of the Senior Class Honors lists.  The  lists, as well as the criteria for each honor, is posted on the bulletin board in the Student  Service Center. All Honors calculations are set after the 7th semester of high school.

Honors include:

Summa Cum Laude:  unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.95-4.00 through the first semester of Grade 12; collar may be purchased for commencement

Magna Cum Laude:  unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.75-3.94  through the first semester of Grade 12: collar may be purchased for commencement

Cum Laude: unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.50-3.74 through the first semester of Grade 12; cord may be purchased for commencement

Four Year Honor Roll:  These students have earned A or B grades in all subjects during high school.

Phi Beta Kappa: The Detroit Association of Phi Beta Kappa honors our students who earned a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher in core academic subjects. Criteria: 3.75 core GPA (based only on math, English, science, social studies and world language classes from 5 semesters-10th, 11th and 12th)

Presidential Award for Academic Excellence: This award, from the U. S. Department of Education, is given to students who have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 and who score at the 85th percentile or higher in math or reading on standardized achievement tests.

Departmental Awards: Each department recognizes one or more students who have excelled in some manner in their courses.

Community Volunteer Service: This student has accumulated the highest total of volunteer hours during four years of high school.

Faculty Citizenship Award:  Each year the Novi High School faculity votes to honor a senior who has been a model of good conduct and who has contributed positively to the school and Novi community.

Faculty Leadership Award: Each year the Novi High School faculity votes to honor a senior who has demonstrated outstanding participation and excellent leadership in school activities.

International Baccalaureate Candidates: The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers a continuum of international education.The programme encourages both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development.

National Merit Finalists: More than one million U.S. high school students take the PSAT exam in October of their junior year.  The PSAT is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 16,000 juniors eventually become National Merit Finalists, after completing extensive written applications with their counselors.  Finalists represent one-half of one percent of U.S. graduating seniors.

WXYZ-TV Brightest & Best Representative: The Novi High School senior selected has the highest numerical score using a mathematical formula including cumulative grade point average, ACT/SAT scores, and number of IB/AP coursework.

U.S. Department of Education Presidential Scholar Semifinalists: The Federal Presidential Scholar program, established by executive order of the President of the United States in 1964, recognizes and honors some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors based on their ACT/SAT scores and other academic criteria.

Observer & Eccentric 2015 Academic All-Star Team: Each year the Observer & Eccentric recognizes top academic students from area high schools using a mathematical formula involving their cumulative grade point average and ACT/SAT scores.

Novi News Top Ten All-Area Academic Team: Each year the Novi News recognizes top academic students from area high schools using a mathematical formula involving their cumulative grade point average and ACT/SAT scores.