Academic Awards

After report cards are issued each semester, students may qualify for academic honors. To qualify for either High Honor Roll or A/B Honor Roll, a student is required to meet the following criteria indicated below:

High Honor Roll

Students who demonstrate outstanding achievement by earning a 90% or above in all subject areas will be considered for the Honor Roll.
Students must exhibit good attendance by attending a minimum of 90% of school days per semester.
Students must exhibit self motivation, respect and quality in academic performance and behavior. This is determined by having three recommendations from teachers or administration once the above two criteria have been met. Teachers will look for evidence of: self motivation in classes to seek answers for clarification exhibiting a work ethic and challenges that is above the general requirements accepting the responsibility for ones knowledge exhibiting leadership and attitude among peers to demonstrate healthy relationships submitting quality work in their studies respecting others

A/B Honor Roll

Students who demonstrate good achievement by earning a 80% or above in all subject areas will be considered for the Honor Roll.
Students must exhibit good attendance by attending a minimum of 90% of school days per semester.

8th Grade Valedictorian & Salutatorian Requirement

  • Student must have completed at least two years of junior high at Daarul Uloom.
  • Student must be enrolled in the 8th grade and graduate with his/her class.
  • Cumulative GPA: Highest cumulative grade point average (GPA) based on weighted scale. The GPA will be determined by grades received in all classes through 6th, 7th and the first three quarters of 8th grade. The GPA will be calculated to the second place beyond the decimal point.
  • AND Student must have 90% or above composite score in IOWA testing.
  • AND Behavior and disciplinary record while in middle school.
  • AND Teachers recommendations.
In the case of a tie, all students with the same highest GPA shall share the title of Valedictorian.
If the second-place student(s) is within 0.05 grade points of the Valedictorian, then the second-place student(s) shall be recognized as the Salutatorian. If the difference between the first and second-place students’ GPA is greater than 0.05 then no Salutatorian shall be honored.

President's Award for Educational Excellence Award

Honoring student achievement and hard work is the purpose of the President's Education Awards Program. This special award recognizes the academic success of a student graduating from the elementary, middle, or high school levels. Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for this award.
  • GPA of A or 90 on 100-point scale (or a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale) in every grade of the award level i.e. Grades 4 & 5 for elementary; grades 6, 7 & 8 for Middle; grades 9, 10, 11 & 12 for High school.
  • AND
  • High scores (90thpercentile and above) in Reading or Math in State or Nationally-Normed tests, i.e. ITBS, SAT, ACT
    If no State or Nationally-Normed tests are available, then two recommendations:
    • One from the subject teacher such as English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Islamic Studies, based on consistent excellence in the teacher-made tests.
    • Second recommendation from homeroom teacher based on the excellent attendance, good behavior.