Honors Diploma

Honors Diploma Requirements

Criteria for HSA`s Academic Diploma with Honors

Students need to fulfill only 7 of the following 8 criteria excluding additional assessments.

Subject Criteria
English 4 units, English I, English II, English III, English IV
Mathematics 4 units, including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or equivalent and another higher level course or a four-year sequence of courses that contain equivalent content
Science 4 units, including Physics and Chemistry
Social Studies 4 units, including U.S. History and U.S. Government
Foreign Language 3 units, including at least 2 units in each language studied
Fine Arts 1 unit
Grade Point Average 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
ACT/SAT Score [excluding scores from the writing sections]* 27 ACT / 1210 SAT
Additional Assessment HSA graduation requirements


  • Often receive advanced standing when entering college
  • Better chance for scholarships that seek academic achievement
  • Wear a gold cord on the graduation gown
  • Receive gold diploma covers and gold distinguished seals on diplomas