Academic Letters

Academic letters can be earned in the required academic subject areas of English, history, math, science, and 7th grade reading in both regular and honors classes.

In order to earn an academic letter, a student must have at least an A (94.5) average for the first five six weeks in regular classes and an A- (91.5) average in honors classes.

If a student earns more than one letter a year, he or she will get credit for all letters, but only one will be presented.  Once an academic letter has been awarded, a student who meets the academic requirements the following year will be awarded an academic letter with a bar.

Academic letters will be presented to students at the annual GJH Awards Assembly in May.


Extracurricular Eligibility/No Pass-No Play

  1. Students may participate in extra-curricular activities at the beginning of the school year if they have earned the following cumulative number of credits:
    1. Beginning at the seventh grade year – have been promoted from the sixth grade to the seventh.
    2. Beginning at the eighth grade year – have been promoted from the seventh grade to the eighth.
  2. Following the first six weeks period of a school year, a student shall be suspended from participation in any extracurricular activity after a grade evaluation period in which the student received a grade lower than the equivalent of 70 on a scale of 100 in any academic class other than an identified honors class. Students in honors courses shall be suspended from participation in extracurricular activities when they receive failing grades below 60.  A suspension continues for at least three weeks and is not removed during the school year until a review of the grades of the students reveals that ALL grades are equal to or greater than the equivalent of 70 on a scale of 100, or 60 for honors classes.    

Student Council

Members are seventh and eighth graders elected by peers.  Seventh and eighth graders may run for representative; only eighth graders may serve as officers. Students are eligible to run if they have passed all classes and have not received below a “B” in citizenship during the school year.  To remain on Council, students must pass all classes as well as maintain a “B” in citizenship.

Math/Science Team

The Math/Science Team is composed of seventh and eighth grade students who compete in the categories of Number Sense, Calculator, Math and Science.

Honor Society

Members are eighth grade students only.  To be eligible for membership, students must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Possess a high standard of scholarship, citizenship, leadership, service, and character as demonstrated through teacher evaluations,
  2. Must have maintained an 85 average per six weeks during seventh grade,
  3. Must have no grade lower than a B- in citizenship during seventh grade. (Exception:  One (1) C is allowed),
  4. Must have attended Gunn at least one semester, and
  5. Must not have failing six weeks averages.

To maintain membership, students must continue to meet all eligibility requirements each six weeks.

Assignment to OCS/Choices will temporarily suspend eligibility from all extracurricular activity until successful completion of consequences.