We recognize exceptional students who have demonstrated their efforts in the classroom, school, and community
Qualifications for Distinguished Scholars
Students must have a minimum of 12 credit hours of honors, AP, accelerated or college-level classes (eligible dual credit courses as listed) and a 3.7 GPA at the end of the 7th semester in order to qualify as a Distinguished Scholar. Credits for non-core classes are limited to 2 credits of advanced study per area, such as music, art, language, etc.
Criteria effective 2021-Total credits at 7 semesters 24.[Qualifying Classes for CHS and HHS]
Qualifying course credits: 2021-13, 2022-14.
For more information, please contact the Helena Education Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443.2545.
Nominations for Distinguished Achievers
Educators identify Distinguished Achievers based on excellence in a specific curricular area, leadership, overcoming obstacles to achievement or service.
A Celebration of Excellence also honors the Distinguished Educators who join students at the gala. Each student identifies the educator who has had the most positive impact on his or her life and writes a short message about why that educator was selected. Each educator selects a special book for the Distinguished Student which he or she felt would be meaningful in the coming years.
The Helena Education Foundation salutes these fine educators and thanks them for sharing their talents, knowledge, creativity and love of learning with our youth. They make a difference in our schools and community, one student and one class at a time.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Celebration of Excellence, please contact Lisa Cordingley at email@example.com or 443-2545.
We also take this opportunity to acknowledge another important partnership – the role of the Helena community in