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Academics / Honors and Awards

Grading Policy
The following grading scale issued to determine letter grades:

Honor Roll
Students who achieve a grade point average of 3.0 or better will be listed on the Honor Roll in the order of class rank. This Honor Roll is posted each advisory in the school lobby. A student who earns an average of 3.5 or above will be placed on the Principal's Commendation Roll.

National Honor Society
Only juniors and seniors who have attended Benjamin Banneker Academic High School for at least three complete semesters are eligible for induction into the Benjamin Banneker Honor Society. The minimum cumulative grade point average necessary to apply for membership in the Honor Society is 3.2. This minimum cumulative grade point average is determined by averaging only grades earned at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School. Grades earned in other schools will not be included in this average. At the time of application and induction, a candidate must be on the current Benjamin Banneker High School Honor Roll.

School Letter
The Banneker "B" is awarded to those students who earn a total of two hundred points through scholarship, attendance, service, and wins in citywide or national contests. Points for a given year must be collected during that school year.

Benjamin Banneker Award
The Benjamin Banneker Award is presented in June to the member of the senior class who best personifies the qualities of excellence in academics, leadership and service.