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Latin Honor System

Milford High School
Latin Honor System
As of 2016 Milford High School recognizes a greater number of high achieving students by bestowing Latin or “Laude” honors. Beginning with the class of 2016, the Latin Honor System has been used to recognize three tiers of achievement in addition to the Valedictorian and Salutatorian. The top ten ranking is no longer recognized.
The Latin Honor system (Laude System) is used to acknowledge three tiers of accomplishment, namely: cum laude - “with honor”, magna cum laude – “with great honor” and summa cum laude - “with highest honor.” Milford High School will use grade point average cutoffs of 3.5, 3.8 and 4.2 at the time of graduation for each tier respectively. The following system is used:
GPA 3.5 to 3.7999 - ‘Cum Laude’

GPA 3.8 to 4.1999 - ‘Magna Cum Laude’

GPA 4.2 and above - ‘Summa Cum Laude’
All three tiers of honor recipients will be acknowledged in the graduation program, and students receiving the distinction of ‘summa cum laude’ will be named during the ceremony. Class rankings will still be made available to colleges and scholarship organizations.