Academic Letter

Requirements for an Academic Letter:

  • Students must meet both a cumulative grade point average requirement and earn points for participating in extra-curricular academic activities or approved academic competitions. 
  • Students must earn 12 points to receive an academic letter.
  • A maximum of 5 points can be earned in any event for an academic year.
  • Points may be accumulated from year to year.
  • All points must be earned at LFO.
  • Students who have received an academic letter and continue to accumulate points will receive a bar for every 6 points they accumulate beyond the original 12.

Points will be awarded as follows:

  • Participation in any intermural academic event or competition (student must be representing LFO in direct competition with another school).
  • Participating on an academic team that receives an award.
  • Winning a state office (or higher) of an organization or club that is affiliated with a club at LFO.
  • Participating in the Governor's Honors Program at the county level.
  • Being selected into an Academic Honor Club (National Honor Society, Beta Club, Spanish Honor Society, etc.).
  • Receiving an award or honorable mention in the LFO math/science fair AND entering it into a region competition.
  • Receiving an award in the regional science/engineer fair or social science fair.
  • Receiving a leadership award or special recognition from an outside agency.
  • Attending an academic program.*
  • Designation by a club that received an award or special recognition from an outside agency (only one club member is eligible for this point).
  • Taking an SAT Subject Test.
  • Teacher recommendation and participation in the Georgia Math League, AMC, etc.
  • Scoring a 3 on an AP test.
  • 2 points will be awarded for being selected STAR student at LFO.
  • 2 points will be awarded for participating in an Academic competition team (debate, literary, etc.)
  • 2 points will be awarded for receiving an individual award in any intermural competition (an award is defined as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place at the completion of the event)
  • 2 points will be awarded for participating in Governor's Honors at the state level.
  • 2 points will be awarded for recognition (award) in faculty approved academic contest (Young Georgia Author's, VFW contest, etc.)
  • 2 points will be awarded for participating in a state competition (FBLA, HOSA, DECA, FFA, SkillsUSA, etc.)
  • 2 points will be awarded for scoring 1000+ on the SAT (verbal and math) or a 22+ on the ACT.
  • 2 points will be awarded for taking and passing 6 AP/Honors courses and for scoring a 4 or higher on an AP test.
  • Other extra-curricular academic activity approved by the Academic Board.

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