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Academic Opportunities

The following are programs currently offered at BGHS to encourage and recognize academic achievement. Most are accumulative, and interested students need to be aware of the requirements beginning their freshman year. Questions concerning any of the programs should be addressed to a school counselor.

GRADUATION WITH DISTINCTION
In a continuing effort to promote student achievement and seek innovative ways to motivate students to do their best, Beech Grove High School is offering students the opportunity to graduate with distinction from any department within our high school. Each department has created its own requirements to earn this honor, and these requirements are noted at the beginning of each department’s class list. Those who earn this distinction will receive a certificate and special recognition during the graduation ceremony.

RENAISSANCE
The mission of BGHS RENAISSANCE is to promote and reward excellence by BGHS students. All students at our school are part of this program. Students can earn recognition and rewards in four main areas: academics, attendance, attitude and achievement.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Those students interested in membership in the National Honor Society the second semester of their junior year must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 for their first 5 semesters of high school. Participation in school activities is also required. Other requirements and complete explanation of the Honor Society procedure may be found in the Student Handbook.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM
Students enrolled in AP classes may take the corresponding AP exam for possible college credit. Any student who excels in a particular subject may qualify to sit for the exam in that area. Details may be obtained from the teacher of the specific course or from Mrs. Matthews. A comprehensive description of AP courses can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page at: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses.

ACADEMIC WALL OF FAME
This showcase is located in the main lobby just outside the auditorium. Students earning straight A’s will be honored with their pictures displayed in the showcase. A list of those on the honor roll will also be featured.

DUAL CREDIT
The mission of the dual credit program is to provide opportunities for students to engage in rigorous, college-level work while earning both a high school credit and a transferable college credit. Students may qualify to enroll in dual credit courses with qualifying PSAT scores, ACT/SAT scores, and/or ACCUPLACER scores. BGHS offers a wide variety of dual credit courses through various institutions, so check out the curriculum guide for specific details. Please see Ms. Thomas for more information. There are numerous benefits in taking dual credit courses, so students should take advantage of this opportunity!

OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD
Each department chairman presents this award to the top student within his/her department. These awards are presented during the Honors Night program in May of each school year.