Dublin High School Academic Block D Program Recognizes Outstanding Scholars
Dublin High School’s Academic Block D Program recognizes outstanding scholars just like athletic letterman programs recognize outstanding athletes. Dublin High School students that both meet the stringent academic requirements and take the initiative to submit the required application forms on time can enhance their college application portfolios with Certificates of Accomplishment, Certificates of Commendation and an Academic Letter.
The program has multiple tiers and requires students meet the following criteria:
- Students with a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 for three consecutive semesters or five total semesters are eligible to apply. The GPA is weighted (Honors and AP courses can add one grade point).
- Students may not have a confirmed cut, suspension or have been dropped from a class by a teacher for disciplinary or attendance reasons.
- Classes that do not count include P.E. (grades 10-12), student assistant, adult education, continuation school, work experience and student government.
For the 2011-12 school year the application periods are the first 15 days of October (for the 2011 spring semester – application form available here…) and the first 15 days of February (for the 2011 fall semester). Late applications are not accepted – just like college. Note that the application forms are only available during the application period (forms will be made available in the Dublin High Counseling Office and online).
The award is not automatic – students need to take the initiative to understand the requirements, complete the application correctly and submit the application on time – just like they will need to do for college applications in their senior year.
Qualified applicants will be invited to attend Dublin High School’s Annual Awards Celebration, held each spring. Awards are as follows:
- A Certificate of Accomplishment is awarded for the first successful application.
- A Certificate of Commendation is awarded for the second succesful application (or for your third and fourth application if the 3.5 GPA are not in consecutive semesters).
- An Academic Letter is awarded upon acceptance of your third consecutive or fifth non-consecutive semester.
- Honor Pins are awarded after the third consecutive or fifth non-consecutive semesters.
- Students may also qualify for the Principal’s Honor Roll by maintaining a GPA of 3.8 or higher for each semester.
Dublin High School’s Academic Block D Program is funded in part by donations from the Dublin High School PFSO and events at local restaurants. The annual budget is approx. $2,000.