Graduate of Distinction Information
Parents and Guardians of Students Classified as Seniors:
Danville Public Schools will continue the Graduate of Distinction program during the 2013 – 2014 academic year. This program recognizes student accomplishments in five categories: academic achievement, attendance, citizenship, community service, and participation in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. Students can accumulate points as described on the attached rubric and must accumulate points in each of the five areas. Students meeting the criteria will be recognized at a special recognition program in May and receive the Graduate of Distinction Medal to be worn at graduation.
Graduate of Distinction: 5 Pillars of Success
Pillar One Academic Achievement: students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher.
Pillar Two Attendance: students must maintain an attendance rate of 94% or higher during their senior year (August 12, 2013 – March 21, 2014).
Pillar Three Citizenship: students must be in good standing and discipline record should be absent of out-of-school and in-school suspensions (August 12, 2013 – March 21, 2014).
Pillar Four Community Service: student participates in 40 hours of service learning projects by serving as a volunteer supporting the community at-large (June 10, 2013 – March 21, 2014).
Pillar Five Extra-curricular/Co-curricular Activities: supports the school’s educational mission by participating in and providing leadership to extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
Attached is the rubric used to determine points in each of the five categories. Acceptable
community service organizations are included in the application. Applications,
guidelines, and deadlines for the Graduate of Distinction Program are also available in
the Guidance Office of your child’s School and on our website.
If you need further information, please contact my office at 434-799-6400.
Ms. Yvette Smith
Chief Academic Officer/
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction