What is the Laude System?
The Laude System is a tiered system that recognizes students for the rigor of their academic program as well as their success in that program.
- Summa Cum Laude
- Magna Cum Laude
- Cum Laude
Laude scores are figured by multiplying cumulative GPA by number of "Honors" or "Advanced" courses taken.
All EHS departments would have qualifying "Honors" or "Advanced" courses.
The Laude system:
- motivates students to challenge themselves academically
- gives control to students through honor point attainment rather than rankings
EHS Laude vs. Class Rank Presentation
Effects of Class Rank on Motivation
- Some Districts Drop Class Ranks to Improve Students’ College Chances
- Class Rank is Not the Measure of Student, School Decides
- Board Abolishes Rank for Honor
- How Schools Are Pulling Rank
- More High Schools Consider Eliminating Class Rankings
- Motivation Matters - Problems with Class Rank
- New University Admissions Policy Lessens Importance of Class Rank
- Admissions Decisions - What Counts
- College Board - Class Rank & College Admissions