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Academic Letter Awards


 Parent Liaison: Adriana Chong     [email protected]  

About the Academic Letter

 The Academic Letter is funded and awarded by the Academic Booster group. This is a recognition program for students who maintain high academic achievement.  Its purpose is to reward students who work hard and give their best effort in academics.  

Levels 1 through 6

Student's names and levels earned through last semester will be posted in the courtyard outside of Counseling office during the first week of May 2017.

Level 7

Please see attachment below and if you believe your name should have been on the list, please email Mrs. Chong. Please allow 48 hours for a response.

*****   Students can opt out of having their name published on any lists. Please email  

*   Distribution of Level 3 and Level 5 awards will be on May 17, 18 and 19, 23 and 25 during lunch in the quad.  Levels 6 and 7 will awards will be delivered to you by Leadership. Before going to the awards table, please check first to see which Level you qualified for.

Any awards not picked up by May 25 will be distributed next May, with the next round of awards


 Academic Letter Qualifications

     The award is automatic, no application is required

    All students who have a minimum 3.5 weighted* GPA for the prior high school semester

    Only full-time students

    Transcript required if student has transferred from another high school

Award levels:              Level 1            Honorary mention  

                                      Level 2.            Honorary mention 

                                      Level 3            Torch

                                                          Chenille block letter (provided only upon request* (email adriana[email protected])

                                      Level 4             Honorary mention

                                      Level 5             Second torch

                                      Level 6             Pin

                                      Level 7             Honor Cord

      *     If you previously received a block letter from another department, a block letter will not be provided from the Academic Boosters. The chenille block letter is usually sewn onto the left chest of a letterman or sports jacket.

      Q & A

Q:   What is a weighted GPA?

A:   A weighted GPA includes all classes except physical education, teacher aide, repeated classes for an improved grade, courses taken outside of SRVH (except transfer students) and continuation school.  A student must not have been dropped from a class because of disciplinary action or attendance reasons during the semester of application. 

Q:   Can I opt out? 

A:   Yes, please send us an email and your name will be promptly removed from any list.

Q:    If I opt out of having my name published, am I still entitled to the award if I have a qualifying GPA?

A:    Yes!  

 Q:   Are freshman eligible?

A.   Freshman are eligible after they receive their first semester grades in high school.

Q.   I am a transfer student. Do I qualify?

A.   Yes, if you have a qualifying GPA. Please email Mrs. Chong to find out where to send your transcript.

 Q:   When do I apply?

A:   The program is not application-based.  

Q.    Do I need to request my award?

A:     No, it will be provided to you automatically.  The only item to be requested is the chenille block letter (We noticed that some students do not want the block letter if they do not intend to sew it onto a jacket, that is why it is by request only)

Q:    When and how are the awards distributed?

A:    The awards are handed out only once a year, in mid May; therefore, it may encompass more than one level. Seniors who earn Level 7 will receive an honor cord that they can choose to wear at graduation. Information about the distribution of awards will be announced in the informational emails with the subject:"What's Up @ SRV?!?" 

 Q:   How many levels can I obtain during my high school years?

A:   There are a maximum of seven Levels awarded during the four years in school. 

 Q:   Will the Academic Letter award help me get into college?

A:   No.  Its purpose is to recognize and reward your hard work while in high school. 

Q:    Can my parents request the block letter on my behalf?

A:     Sure, but you probably have access to a smart phone or the internet, so give it a try ;)

Q:   Whom can I contact if I have any concerns?

A:   This program is run and funded by the Academic Boosters. For further assistance please contact the Academic Letter Program administrator, Adriana Chong by email:  adriana[email protected], or the Academic Booster President.