Honor Students
Students may become an Academic Scholar
or graduate with
Honors according to the requirements listed below.

Becoming an Academic Scholar

Students must earn a B- grade or higher in a number of College Credit Bearing subject areas in order to qualify as an Academic Scholar.

Academic Scholar:

3 College Credit Bearing Classes

High Academic Scholar:

4 College Credit Bearing Classes in 2 or More Areas

Highest Academic Scholar:

5 College Credit Bearing Classes in 3 or More Areas


Graduating with Honors

All students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher will graduate with honors and receive an academic letter.


Academic Lettering 

In order to achieve a Forest Lake High School Academic Letter, students must earn a cumulative grade point average based on the following:

Year in School      Cumulative GPA
Freshmen                       3.9
Sophomores                  3.8
Juniors                           3.7
Seniors                           3.5 

Area One: Languages

AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, CIS University Writing & Critical Reading, CIS Introduction to Literature, CIS Advanced Public Speaking

Area Two: Sciences

AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics C: Mechanics I and II, CIS Animal Science

Area Three: Mathematics

AP Calculus I, AP Calculus II, AP Computer Science, AP Statistics, CIS Basics & Applied Statistics, CIS College Algebra Through Modeling

Area Four: History and Social Sciences

AP US History, CIS US History to 1880, CIS US History beyond 1880, AP World History, AP Psychology, CIS Macro Economics, CIS Micro Economics, CIS Political Science

Area Five: World Languages

Spanish IV, Spanish V, French V, AP Spanish Literature

Area Six: Arts

AP Art History, AP Music Theory, AP Art Studio

Area Seven: Career and Technical Education

Intro to Health Care, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Microsoft Office,  Plant Science Concepts, Landscape Design and Construction, Greenhouse Technologies, Intro to Metals, Welding and Machine Tool