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A & B Honor Roll

I was not the child to bring home all A's so clear this up for me. Was there always such a thing as an A & B honor roll?
Back in the day I thought is was an straight A report card in order to be on the honor roll.

What do you remember? Where you the mom that had the school change it because your child had the 1 B and she deserved to be included on the honor roll as well?

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We had, if I recall correctly, honors and high honors. Honor roll was all B and above (I don't know if B- qualified or not) and high honors were all A- and above. I also don't recall whether or not it was that all grades had to be above a certain threshold or if just he average had to be.

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honor roll has always been A's and B's High honor roll is all A's.
thats the way its always been as far back as I can remember and I will be 50 in march. but it may change from school district to district

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When I was in school we had three honor rolls. All A honor roll, A, B honor roll and the A, B and 1 C honor roll.

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There was an A&B honor roll and a straight A honor roll.

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We had, if I recall correctly, honors and high honors. Honor roll was all B and above (I don't know if B- qualified or not) and high honors were all A- and above. I also don't recall whether or not it was that all grades had to be above a certain threshold or if just he average had to be.

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Good Lord! In my kids school, Honor Roll is only 85-89. High Honors is 90-94, and Principals List is 95 and up (kinda like the trophies for nothing concept, sigh).

So you better BELIEVE I'm looking for minimally High Honors from my kids every single time. They really don't expect much in public school these days, it's just not that HARD. Still in my son's graduating class (in an upper middle class suburban school district), there were only about 25 kids (out of 350) with Principals List all 4 years (and yes, he was one of them).

:)

(No, I would not ask the school to 'give the kid a break' and bump them up a notch cuz they're 'good kids'.)

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Our school district has Principal's Honor Roll for straight A students.

We also have Honor Roll for A-B students. My son is currently on Honor Roll even tho' he has 2 C's, 1 B, & 7 A's. Warped, as far as I'm concerned.

I base my expectations on the individual child. My younger son has difficulty with Language skills. Historically, this has been an issue for him. He scores lowest in this subject. Science is always a high score for him. By knowing his strong/weak points, I can better track his scores & address issues as they come up. Thank goodness for a computerized gradebook which is accessible to parents!

As for "having the school change it"....wow, that's not fair. I cannot imagine being a mom who felt the rules had to be changed to include her child who clearly did not meet the criteria nor the standard benchmarks!

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honor roll has always been A's and B's High honor roll is all A's.
thats the way its always been as far back as I can remember and I will be 50 in march. but it may change from school district to district

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When I was in school we had three honor rolls. All A honor roll, A, B honor roll and the A, B and 1 C honor roll.

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I don't remember about elementary and middle school, but in high school it was based on your GPA. We were on a 4 point system (A=4, b=3, c=2, etc.) Some schools do a 5 point system. You take an average of your grades, if it was 3.0 or higher, you were on honor roll.

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we had one honor roll (based on that semesters GPA).. but my nephews (now 24) has a 1st and 2nd honors honor roll when they were in HS so I think that's like your A/B.

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When I was a kid, honor roll meant a 3.5 GPA or above (B+ average). We also had the Gold Cord, which was a 4.0 GPA (A+ average) - they would actually give you a gold-colored rope necklace, to which you would attach a pin for each semester you made Gold Cord.

At my kids' school, they have three levels of Honor Roll: Bronze, which is 3.0 - 3.49 GPA, Silver, which is 3.5 - 3.99 GPA, and Gold, which is 4.0 GPA. Then they also have some random Blue category, for kids who improve their GPA by more than .5.

As far as parents expecting their child to be included when the child didn't earn the grades... I would NEVER be that mom, and I'd be furious if I found out another parent did it. My kids work their butts off for their good grades. Having other kids included who did not deserve Gold Honors is wrong, and teaches all the kids that there's really no point to studying when you'd rather be playing.

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We had an A honor roll and an A/B honor roll. My son's school is the same way.

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When I was in Elementary school we had Principals Honor Roll (Straight A's), Gold (mostly As) and Silver (b's I'm guessing) I was a principals honor roll kind of girl. I was gold once and cried and cried. :)

We didn't have honor roll in middle or high school. We did have awards ceremonys at the end of each school year and of course graduation. The top 25 sat in their own area instead of alphabetical.

I will NEVER be the mom that changes a policy that rewards excptional behavior. Fair is relative. It's not fair to the children that recieved all A's for the child with one B to be included. Life's tough, theres always next time.

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There was an A and B honor roll, but I always expected to be on it, so didn't pay much attention to the requirements. I just always got only As and Bs... We had a total of less than 120 kids in our high school, so the "roll" was pretty short.

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In the elementary school and middle school here, you can have A's and B's and be on the Honor Roll, but you have to have straight A's to be on the Principals Honors List.

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Honor roll in our school was A's and B's. High honors was all A's

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When I was in school, Honor Roll was a B+ average.

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When I was in school, there was the All A Honor Roll, and the A-B Honor Roll. My parents expected me to at least make all A's and B's, with more A's than B's. A couple of times I got all A's and they were thrilled.

In high school our National Honor Society sponsored an ice cream social for all students who at least made the A-B Honor Roll.

Honestly, I would not be the parent that would expect a B to be made into an A, or a C into a B, just so my kid could be on the honor roll. That's just not fair to the kids who really did make the honor roll. If all you did was B or C work, then you get what you deserve. Do a better job next time.

When I was in high school, anyone graduating with a perfect 4.0 average was made a valedictorian. One girl in my class had all As until her senior year - she was going to get a B in one class as her final grade the second semester, which would have messed up her perfect 4.0 average. She went crying to the teacher and the principal and her parents got involved to make them change it to an A. And that really pissed a lot of kids off that knew about it.

My brother got one B as a final grade in high school - the rest were As. So he didn't make valedictorian. But he took all honors and AP classes. The one girl in his class that made valedictorian got all As, but they were in "average" level classes, gym, and home ec. We didn't think it was fair that his classes didn't count for more (I know in some places they do, and an A in AP physics counts higher than an A in Underwater Basket Weaving, and I think they should) but at the same time my parents didn't go down to school demanding that something be done.

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I think it was based on your GPA, you made the honor roll if it was over 3.0 or 3.5.

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When I was in school it was simply "the honor roll" but to this day, I can't remember what it entailed, but as an A/B student, I was never on it - LOL - so I guess it was "A" only.

On the "change" though, our high school did have to get rid of the "Valedictorian/salutatorian" due to one particularly competitive class that had kids pulling a Jessie Spano (yes a SBTB reference) and staying up all night, taking pills and drinking coffee, passing out, etc just to get an A++++. From that year on they had "top honors" for those who had a 4.0 all four years with AP weighted classes.

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I have no clue from when I was in school. Could have cared less. LOL School bored me and by the end of the year, my grades showed it. (When I finally was able to go to college..graduated 2010...I had a perfect 4.0 GPA...Thank goodness the OCD tendancy kicked in THERE! LOL! A B was the enemy to me!)

But at my daughters "regular" public school, they had the "A" honor roll and the "B". But it went by GPA. Whatever all A- equated to the point scale..thats what the minimum was for the A roll....same goes for the B roll (whatever all B- equated to in the numbers).

So some of her classes were AP classes so were weighted higher than 4.0. If she got a perfect score in one of those, but a high B in math (not her strong suit), she would still make the A honor role. For her it was about 65% A roll and the rest B roll. She never didn't make either in Middle and the 2 years of "regular" public school.

She goes to a 2 year Arts High school now...still a public school (but with an audition and acceptance to get in procedure), and they do not "do" honor rolls. But her GPA shows us where she is at. Right in the middle as usual with a 3.65 GPA! It works for me!

Make sense? It was all just MORE Math LOL

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I was an honor roll student and my son is also. There is a separation between straight As and a combination of As & Bs (in the rare occasion, As with one C), but it's usually based on their grade point average. Some schools acknowledge kids with a B average (3.0 GPA) and above, and some acknowledge B+ average (3.5 GPA) and above. I have not heard of a school that ONLY acknowledges straight As.

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When I was in school there was recognitian for a straight A student. Don't remember what it was. You just had to have a B average to be on the honor roll.

I don't think my granddaughter's school which goes thru the 8th grade has an honor roll. I don't remember my daughter's school having an honor roll either.

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when I was in school it was based on that card marking's GPA, a 3.5 or higher got you on the honor roll. Now that I am back in school it is a "Dean's List" and it is still a 3.5 GPA which works out to a B+ average. So this isn't something new to make kids feel special that aren't. As for the parents that complain to get a grade changed, I feel that is just setting their child up for failure in the long run. If they are taught at an early age that effort and assesment don't mean anything if you complain enough then they will take that same mindset into the "real world" and will have difficulty keeping a job or getting promoted.

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When I was in school honor roll was a B or better AVERAGE.

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When I was in elementary school (I graduated HS in 99) they had honor roll for A's and B's and the presidents list for all A's.

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