Honors Programs (Graduation Recognitions)



GHS Honors Program Requirements




TN Community Service Scholar Requirements (Purple Cord) 80 hours of community service over the course of 8 semesters (Average of 10 per semester)



TN Graduate with Distinction Requirements (White Cord)
Students will be recognized as graduating with ‘state distinction’ by attaining a B average 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 Diploma (Green Cord)
Students must earn a minimum of 20 points on standards within the LEAP Work Ethic application and turn into counseling office. Register online at the following link: http://www.workethicdiploma.com/Home/About



Tri-Star Recognition (Medal)
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