SMC Honors Opportunities
St. Mary Central High School offers many opportunities for academically talented students to excel and to be recognized. Honors level, AP, CAPP and independent study courses are available to those whose academic standing meet the requirements.
Students are recognized bi-annually on the honor roll and by earning academic letters of excellence after they complete the second semester of their sophomore year. Students may also qualify for the National Honor Society, the World Languages Honor Societies or to be the class valedictorian or salutatorian.
Students earning the following grade point average during a semester will be named to the SMC Honor Roll:
- Highest Honors: 3.75-4.00
- High Honors: 3.50-3.74
- Honors: 3.00-3.49
Academic Letters Of Excellence
Academic letters are awarded for the following achievements:
- three semesters of 3.75 GPA or above
- four semesters of 3.50 GPA or above
- six semesters of 3.00 GPA or above
After receiving an academic letter, a student receives an academic medal if he or she maintained a GPA of 3.5 or above for five consecutive semesters. After receiving an academic letter and a medal, a student receives an academic plaque if he or she maintained a GPA of 3.50 or above for seven consecutive semesters. Academic letters, medals and plaques are bestowed at the academic awards ceremony in the spring of each school year.
National Honor Society
Students may qualify for induction into the National Honor Society as early as the second semester of their sophomore year. The criteria for membership is based on leadership, service, character and knowledge.
The following courses at SMC have been approved as Advanced Courses:
- Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry
- Advanced Biology
- Anatomy & Physiology
- AP Calculus
- AP Chemistry
- AP English
- AP Psychology
- AP Government
- Calculus A&B
- CAPP English
- CAPP Philosophy
- CAPP Speech
- Chemistry 2
- French 4 & 5
- Honors American Literature
- Honors Oral and Written Communications
- Spanish 4&5
Note: prerequisite for honors courses, AP courses and CAPP courses is upper 25% of studentís class, GPA of 3.25 or above, or an ACT score of 24 or above.
Advanced Placement courses (AP) are available in many subjects. At the end of the course, students can opt to take an evaluation exam which, if passed, qualifies them for college credit. The Course Selection Guide lists available AP courses.
Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) offers university level courses that award dual credit for college and high school. CAPP courses are taught in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The Course Selection Guide lists CAPP courses that are available through SMC.