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Graduate Distinctions

Honors Diploma

The Medford Honors Diploma is available to those students who are seeking to challenge themselves academically. This program will prepare students for their post-secondary education by providing rigorous coursework along with the opportunity to earn college credit. Requirements must be met by the end of 3rd quarter of graduation year. 

To earn the diploma, a student must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and earn nine or more credits in courses identified as Advanced Placement, Honors or in other courses where evidence of academic rigor exists. The student must also meet the district guidelines for graduation, including the required 24 credits.

Students in the top 5% will wear a gold tassel to designate their special academic standing. Purple tassels are worn by students who have met minimum proficiencies on state tests in math, science, reading, and writing as well as completing all work samples. Students who have achieved an academic 3.5 or higher accumulative grade point average during high school will also wear gold satin stoles. South Medford High School provides the stoles for use by honored students during the ceremony. Stoles must be turned in immediately upon completion of the ceremony. Therefore, please take photographs of your honored student prior to the ceremony. 

SMHS Course Handbook 

Jonathan Lyons
 Principal & BACH Admin 541-842-5349  
Brenda Dufour
Assistant Principal & Freshman Academy Admin 541-842-5344  
Douglas Buttoff
Assistant Principal & Discovery Admin
Chris Mahavong
Assistant Principal & CHAMPS Admin 541-842-1406  
James Joy
Assistant Principal & Athletic Director

Honors Cord