Honors Programs (Graduation Recognitions)

GHS Honors Program Requirements


**All GPA requirements must be met by the end of the Fall semester

of your senior year (December).**


TN Community Service Scholar Requirements (Purple Cord) 80 hours of community service.

Community Service Log/Application available online.


TN Graduate with Distinction Requirements (White Cord)

Students will be recognized as graduating with ‘state distinction’ by attaining a B average (3.0+ GPA)** and completing at least one of the following:

  • Earn a state or nationally recognized industry certification
  • Participate in at least one of the Governor’s Schools
  • Participate in one of the state’s All State musical organizations
  • Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-finalist
  • Attain a 31 or higher ACT score
  • Attain a 3 or higher on at least 2 AP exams
  • Earn at least 12 college credits


Work Ethic Distinction (Green Cord)

Students must earn a minimum of 32 points on standards within the LEAP Work Ethic application and turn into counseling office. Apps are in counseling office and can be found at tnworkethic.com


Tri-Star Recognition (Pin)

Students who attain a 19 or higher composite ACT score and have an industry certification (Microsoft certification, GTC etc.)


GHS Honor Scholar (Gold Stole)

 3.5 cumulative GPA** 9-12th grade.  No Application required


Tennessee Graduate with Honors (Blue Cord) Meet all 4 ACT benchmarks prior to graduation. Benchmark scores E: 18 R: 22 M: 22 S: 23 No Application Required



For the purposes our office ordering the correct number of cords/medals, all documentation

(besides GPA) must be submitted by the Friday before Spring Break during Senior Year.

**GPA will only be based on the GPA obtained by Fall semester of the senior year.**