Honour Roll 

At graduation, First Division is an average of 75% to 84.99%. Principal’s List is 85% to 94.99% while Academic Distinction is 95% and up. In order to be ranked the following criteria must be met:

·        Students must be registered and complete 5 credit courses each semester in both grade 11 and 12 (with the exception of an advisory period granted in conjunction with an AP course in the same semester)

·        Students must be in their 4th year of high school

·        Students who have taken one or more courses at the “3” level will not be ranked

·        Students who have failed a grade 11/12 course will not be ranked

Students will be ranked by taking the average of ALL credit courses. The percentage for ranking purposes will be increased by 0.25 for all “1” level courses and math courses taken at the grade 12 level (with the exception of Financial and Workplace Math 120) and 0.30 for all AP courses.

Graduates will receive 1 Honour Cord for Principal’s List, and 2 Honour Cords for Academic Distinction at graduation.

Governor General’s Academic Medal is “awarded to the student who achieves the highest average upon graduation from a secondary school. The average includes all grade 11 and 12 courses as listed on the student’s official Transcript of Grades issued by the ministry of education.”

Cheating and Plagiarism

Plagiarism is defined as the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own (Oxford Canadian Dictionary, Second Edition 2007). It is a serious academic offense. Plagiarism includes work taken directly from the Internet without proper acknowledgement and/or used to misrepresent one’s own work.

 The use and/or copying of other students’ material as well as an idea or expression taken from another source and used as one’s own is morally and ethically inappropriate and will not be tolerated.

If it is substantiated that a student is involved in using another’s work and/or in copying or providing material to other students for the purpose of copying, he or she will be required to redo and complete an equivalent assignment/assessment while also receiving support to correct the behavior in Temporary Student Placement Centre. If this happens during a final exam the mark will be a 0. Administration will also document the misconduct in PowerSchool. Subsequent cheating/plagiarism may result in an incomplete grade in that course.

course levels at mhs

Courses in grade 11/12 are levelled and the course code ends in either level 0,1,2,3. 

0 – general level courses

1 – University/intensive courses

2 – University/College prep

3 – College prep course

AP – Advanced Placement