In an effort to foster an aggressive approach to learning among students, the academy offers the possibility of graduating with academic honors. One path to academic honors requires additional course work beyond that required for graduation; the other requires that the student delve deeply into researching a topic.
Qualifying to graduate with honors by achieving a grade-point average of 3.5 or above is merely the minimum standard for applying to the program. The grade-point average alone does not entitle the student to graduate with academic honors.
SPECIFIED SOLID UNITS
(please note the prerequisites for these classes when planning)
A student may apply to the Academic Affairs Committee to create specialized sequence from other disciplines such as the Applied Arts, Art and Social Studies.
(writing classes which count toward Graduation with Academic Honors)
It is expected that students planning for a project have a clearly defined area of interest and that they have read extensively in that area. Being well read defines an honors students. Hence, they do not say, "Tell me what I'm interested in."