Honors and Recognitions



Class Rank


Wake County currently determines class rank based on a three-tiered classification with Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses having more weight than regular course.  Grade point average is computed by using final grades, and by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of units of credit attempted.  The results are rounded to the third decimal place. Class rank for senior honors is calculated through the third marking period of the senior year.  To obtain information about which courses carry weighted credit, as well as general information about class rank, students should consult their guidance counselor.


Grading Scale



AP Courses

Quality Points

Honor Courses

Quality Points

Other Courses Quality Points


























Honor Graduates

Grade point average for honor graduates is 3.75 weighted or higher. 


Junior Marshals

Grade point average for Jr. Marshal eligibility is 3.70 or higher.  Junior Marshals will be selected based on rank; the top 30 students in each Junior class will be invited to participate in graduation ceremonies as Junior Marshals.


National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is an organization designed to recognize students for excellence in scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Membership in the Fuquay-Varina chapter is open to juniors and seniors with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.75 and strong evidence of good character, leadership, and service to their schools and community. Induction of new members occurs in the fall semester. Students who successfully maintain membership through their continued excellence in all four NHS areas will graduate with NHS honors.


National Achievers Society

The society was established to support and promote youth who are doing well in school, in their community and in their lives. The initiative is a component of the Triangle Urban League’s Campaign for Minority Achievement, a sustained coordinated and intense effort to raise the achievement levels of African Americans and other youth of color.  Students eligible for membership must have a 3.0 grade point average or better in grades 9-12.


National Art Honor Society

The National Art Honor Society emphasizes outstanding artistic scholarship and services to the school and community through the development of artistic endeavors together with a strong

moral character.  By exemplifying these standards, the individual student members of the society promote an awareness of art and become active participants in the education process at their school and in their community. Membership is based on scholarship, service, and character; must have completed one year of art, (Art II and above); must be 10, 11, or 12th grade students and have a 90 average in their art classes.  This level of achievement must remain fixed.  Members may remain active if they are not taking art for a semester.


National French Honor Society

Societ Honoraire de Francais was founded at Fuquay-Varina High School in 2003 to recognize outstanding students for their accomplishments in the study of French.  Membership in the

Society is restricted to students who are enrolled in French II or higher and have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a 4.0 GPA in French at the time of induction.  Transfer students must complete one full semester at FVHS to be eligible.


National German Honor Society

Delta Epsilon Phi was founded at Fuquay-Varina High School in the Spring of 2002 to recognize outstanding students for their accomplishments in the study of German.  Membership in the Society is restricted to students who have completed three years of German study.  Students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.6 GPA in all German courses taken.


National Spanish Honor Society

El Capitulo Rodgrigo de Triana of the National Spanish Honor Society was founded at Fuquay-Varina High School in the Fall of 2002 to recognize outstanding students for their accomplishments in the study of Spanish. Membership in the Society is restricted to students who have completed at least the second level of high school Spanish with a grade point average of 3.5 (B+) and overall grade point average of 3.0 (B).  Along with grade point average, consideration is also given to integrity, honor, responsibility, citizenship, cooperation, and trust.


National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society is a non-profit technical honor society for high school and college students.  “Excellence in America’s Workforce Begins with Excellence in Workforce Education” is its motto.  Its purpose is to stimulate and reward achievement for those students who have demonstrated skilled workmanship, honesty, and dependability, leadership and academic excellence.  As successful quality-driven businesses rely upon dependable, dedicated employees who demand the very best and who want to make contributions to their companies.  Fuquay-Varina High School’s chapter is open to 11-12 graders with an academic un-weighted average of at least

3.0 and who have completed or are taking the second-level course in a vocational area.  Induction is held once a year during the spring term.


North Carolina Scholars Program

In March of 1983, the State Board of Education approved the North Carolina Scholars Program to begin in the 1983-84 school year.  Students who complete State Board of Education requirement(s) for a well-balanced, challenging high school program, will be named North Carolina Scholars and receive special recognition, including a seal attached to their diplomas.

To become North Carolina Scholars, students must complete course requirements as designated by the State Board of Education and must have an overall four-year un-weighted grade point average of 3.5 or better.


For more information see the “Program Planning Guide,” available through Student Services.