• Diplomas

    Students may earn either the standard diploma or the honors diploma. For further information, students should see their school counselor. Honors Distinction requirements are as follows:

    Honors Distinction Diploma
    Point System awarded to all students who have:

    • Completed all Ankeny Graduation Requirements
    • A weighted GPA of 3.67 or higher after 7 semesters
    • Accumulated 12 or more points based on the point system below:

    Weighted grade point average (WGPA) greater than or equal to 4.0 - 4 points

    Completion of 4 sequential years of math from the following: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC - 2 points

    Completion of 4 years modern language (as indicated by completion of Chinese IV, French IV, or Spanish IV) - 2 points

    Completion of 4 years science from the following: Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Environmental Science - 2 points

    Completion of Advanced Placement (AP) course as indicated by completion of AP exam in the following courses: AP Language and
    Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, AP European History, AP US History, AP Psychology, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP Music Theory, AP Comparative Government, AP Computer Science A, AP Environmental Science - 1 point awarded per class completed (maximum points available = 13)