Mooney Academic Scholars Honors Diploma


To create an incentive for students to achieve high honors and to challenge themselves to take a more rigorous course load.

To reward students for their hard work and accomplishments.


1) Academic requirements:

  • 4 years of math reaching at least Honors Pre-Calculus or College Algebra (Dual Enrollment)
  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of Science (including at Chemistry or Physics)
  • 4 years of foreign language or at least 2 yearsof foreign language and 4 years of music, art or drama)
  • All other graduation requirements (art, theology, social studies and physical education)

2) GPA requirement:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.8 or above with no grade lower than a “C”

3) Honors/AP requirement:

  • Must have completed at least 12 Honors or AP courses with the corresponding AP exam.


Honors Diploma and transcript notation.

  • Special recognition at Senior Awards Night
  • Special recognition on cap and gown (Gold Cord)