New Academic Lettering Process
Dear Spring Lake Park High School Families:
According to the calendar we have entered spring, despite the pending snow storm. As we move toward the end of the school year, we want students and parents to be aware of the changes made to our Academic Lettering process. Beginning this year, (2018-2019) academic letters will be awarded to 9th-11th grade students at an awards ceremony in the fall of the following school year. This allows a full year of academic work to be completed prior to awarding letters. Seniors will be awarded academic letters based on their final standing at the end of trimester 2 of their senior year. Senior letter recipients will continue to be recognized at our Academic Awards and Scholarship Night in May.
Additionally, our criteria for lettering will change from a percentile-based system (top five percentile, top 10 percentile, etc.) to a grade point-based system. This shift provides students a clear goal to reach for each year. Furthermore, this allows for the achievement of an academic letter to be determined by a student’s effort and performance toward a fixed target, not based on how they rank comparatively to their peers. While the lettering thresholds listed below represent a rigorous standard, the limitations on the number of recipients based on percentile have been removed, allowing any student who meets or exceeds the GPA requirements to receive an academic letter. GPA requirements will be based on student’s weighted GPA with no rounding.
Again, we look forward to recognizing academic letter recipients at the following events:
- 12th grade academic letter recipients will be awarded at our Senior Academic Awards and Scholarship Night in May.
- 9th–11th grade academic letter recipients will be awarded at our Academic Lettering Ceremony in the fall.
Academic Letters will be awarded as follows:
9th grade 3.90 and above
10th grade 3.85 and above
11th grade 3.80 and above
12th grade 3.75 and above
We are excited about these changes and the opportunity for more students to be recognized for their academic achievement. If you have any questions about the Academic Lettering process, please contact one of the associate principals or your student’s dean.
Spring Lake Park High School
Administration and Dean Team
Summer Leadership Camp
Q. What is Summer Leadership Camp?
A. Summer Leadership Camp is a fun, inspiring and impactful, four-day learning experience that will help students develop their leadership skills. Students will meet and talk to leaders in our community and have an opportunity to apply what they have learned in a group service project.
Q. When does it take place?
A. Monday June 10-Thursday June 13, 2019. We meet from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the High School. We stay late on Wednesday for a fun project and evening activities.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. The cost is $50 if you register on or before May 3, 2019. After May 3, 2019, the cost is $65. Contact Mr. Meier or Ms. Brockman if you would like information about a scholarship.
If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Meier.
Prom will be held on Saturday, April 13 at The Courtyards of Andover. Tickets are $25 per person. Tickets will be sold during lunch periods only starting on April 1.
Click here to view the most up-to-date graduation information for the Class of 2019.