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Graduation

Graduation Honor Parts
May 1, 1981

Honor Parts at Hanover High School graduation shall be designated:
  • Valedictorian First in Class
  • Maxima Cum Laude First Tenth in Class
  • Magna Cum Laude Second Tenth in Class
To be eligible for an Honor Part, a student must have received grades at Hanover High School in the first two quarters of the senior year or have been a regular student in full attendance at Hanover High School for at least one previous year.

To be eligible for valedictorian, a student must complete one full year, plus two quarters of the senior year at Hanover High School.

Class rank to determine Honor Parts will be computed at a time designated by the Principal to include as much of the student’s fourth quarter performance as possible.

Class rank for Honors Parts will be determined by using final grades for the first three years and the first semester grades in credit-earning courses of the senior year.

Graduation Requirements
The Dresden School Board Requires 20 Units of Credit. Beginning with the class of 2009, the graduation requirements are:

Required Subjects
15 credits
Mathematics (including a credit in Algebra that can be earned through a sequential, integrated, or applied program) 3 credits
English 4 credits
Science (including 1 unit in a physical science an d1 unit in a biological science) 2 credits
Social Studies (including the required 9th, 10th, and 11th grade courses) 3 credits
Physical Education 1 credit
Fine/Practical Arts 1 credit

Open Electives
5 credits from any of the school’s course offerings

Educationally handicapped students have equal opportunity to complete a course of studies leading to a high school diploma.

During annual course registration, students receive information to assess their progress towards meeting graduation requirements. Seniors whose schedules indicate possible graduation deficiencies will receive a letter from the Counseling Department.


Early or Deferred Graduation Option
Arrangements can be made for either early or deferred graduation.
  • Criteria for early or deferred arrangements are available in the Counseling Office.
  • A request for early or deferred graduation must be initiated with a Counselor.
  • Approval for early graduation requests must be obtained from a parent or guardian, the counselor, and the Principal.
  • Even though a plan for early graduation is approved, there is no guarantee that space in courses needed to satisfy the plan will be available (e.g., all students are given one English before any student receives two).
  • Middle school credit cannot be used for early graduation.
Letters of Recommendation
As part of the application process for colleges, private schools, summer programs and some employment opportunities, students need letters of recommendations from teachers, counselors, coaches and other staff members. A student needing a letter of recommendation from a school staff member should take the following steps:
  • Ask the staff member if they are willing to write a letter of recommendation.
  • Tell the staff member the deadline date for the recommendation. The staff member should have at least three weeks lead time to write the recommendation.
  • If the school or program provides a form for the recommendation, give the staff member a copy of the form.
  • Provide the staff member with Naviance access to your colleges for electronic submission.
  • Thank the staff member for writing the recommendation.

Letters of Recommendation
As part of the application process for colleges, private schools, summer programs and some employment opportunities, students need letters of recommendations from teachers, counselors, coaches and other staff members. A student needing a letter of recommendation from a school staff member should take the following steps:

  • Ask the staff member if they are willing to write a letter of recommendation.
  • Tell the staff member the deadline date for the recommendation. The staff member should have at least three weeks lead time to write the recommendation.
  • If the school or program provides a form for the recommendation, give the staff member a copy of the form.
  • Provide the staff member with Naviance access to your colleges for electronic submission.
  • Thank the staff member for writing the recommendation.

Withdrawal From School
In order to formally withdraw from school, please schedule a meeting with your guidance counselor and obtain a Withdrawal Form. The completed form should be returned to the Main Office.