Each semester, the names are published of Honor Roll students in all grades who achieve a semester Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.000-3.749.
High Honor Roll
Each semester, the names are published of High Honor Roll students in all grades who achieve a semester Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.750 or higher.
This spring award program annually awards a certificate to high achievers in all grades, 9-12, for each semester they achieve a 4.0 or higher GPA.
Blackhawk Pride Award
West is MOTIVATED * West is COMMUNITY * West is RESILIENT
Throughout the school year, students who are selected by individual staff members as exhibiting the qualities above are honored at a breakfast with their 2 guests and awarded a certificate and t-shirt.
Most departments have ongoing award certificates and/or major awards presented at the Senior Recognition Assembly.
STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE AWARDS
The Striving for Excellence: Outstanding Blackhawk Award recognizes students of all grades, 9-12, for making significant academic growth, measured through semester GPA. In addition, House Staff recognize outstanding Seniors who have made notable progress through their four years.
7 SEMESTERs 4.0 AWARD
This award program annually recognizes high achievers with a framed certificate for achieving seven consecutive semesters of a 4.0 or higher GPA.
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
Full-time Seniors with a cumulative GPA of 4.25 or higher will be honored at a banquet venue. The Excellence in Education award will also honor the awardees’ parents/guardians and distinguished educators as identified by the student awardees. Students will receive a medallion (to be worn at Commencement) and a framed certificate; educators will receive a framed certificate as well.
West Aurora High School has three levels of honors diplomas. These distinctions will be included on both diplomas and final transcripts.
awarded and recognized.
Magna Cum Laude
Graduating students with a final cumulative GPA of 4.000-4.249 are awarded and recognized.
Summa Cum Laude
Graduating students with a final cumulative GPA of 4.250 and above are awarded and recognized.