• Diploma Distinctions

    Students may earn either the standard diploma or 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:
Distinction Points
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 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 Government & Politics: U.S., AP Music Theory, AP Comparative Government, AP Computer Science, AP Environmental Science 1 point awarded per class completed (maximum points available = 13)