Lockheed Martin Scholars
Academic Sweatshirts, sponsored by Fort Worth ISD and Lockheed Martin. recognizes students who complete their sophomore year with a 3.8 GPA or higher. Students who attain this level of distinction receive a special sweatshirt with their high school letters, the academic banner, and the student's monogram embroidered on the sleeve.
This program began in 1989 recognizing just 100 students. Since then, FWISD has recognized more than 7,000 students for academic excellence through the Academic Sweatshirt Scholar program.
Superintendent’s Scholars include students recognized as:
National Merit Semi-Finalists and Commended, National Achievements, National Hispanic
FWISD African-American Scholars,
AP, AP with Honor, AP with Distinction, National AP
Dual Credit, Dual Credit with Gold Distinction (4.0 college GPA), Dual Credit with Honors, Dual Credit with Merit
International Baccalaureate students
Capstone Award students
Being selected for these distinguished honors places our students in the top academic echelon of the District. Each scholar receives a recognition certificate as well as a stole to be worn as part of the student’s graduation regalia.
Superintendent Scholar Categories and Criteria
_____ Advanced Placement Scholar - Score of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams
_____ Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor - Score of 3 or higher on four or more AP exams, with an average score of 3.25 or higher
_____ Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction - Score of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams with an average score of 3.5 or higher
_____ Advanced Placement National Scholar (only attained by Scholar with Distinction) - Score of 4 or higher on eight or more AP exams, with an average score of at least 4.0 on all exams
_____ Dual Credit Scholar with Gold Distinction– student who has completed 18 semester hours or more and has a TCC GPA of 4.0
_____ Dual Credit Scholar with Honor– student who has completed less than 18 or more semester hours and has a TCC GPA of 3.5 - 3. 99
_____ Dual Credit Scholar with Merit– student who has completed 12-24 semester hours and has a TCC GPA of 3.3 - 3.49
_____ Dual Credit Scholar – student who has completed more than 12 semester hours and has a TCC GPA of 3.0 - 3.29
_____ National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist - achieving a designated Selection Index score computed from scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test taken during the fall semester of a student’s junior year. These students are generally in the top two-thirds of the 99th percentile
_____ National Merit Commended Scholarship Award - selected on the basis of a Selection Index score on the PSAT/ NMSQT. Scoring in the 97th, 98th, or the lower third of the 99th percentile will result in this commended status
_____ National Hispanic Recognition Program - honors exceptional academic achievement by Hispanic high school seniors. Total Index scores of 1280 or higher on the PSAT/NMSQT are used to identify these academically promising students
_____ FWISD African American Recognition Program - honors exceptional academic achievement by African-American high school seniors. Total Index scores on the PSAT/NMSQT at the same level as National Hispanic Recognition are used to identify these academically promising students
______AP Capstone Diploma – granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing
______AP Seminar and Research Certificate – granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research Exams
______International Baccalaureate Scholar Awards (IB) -students who have demonstrated college-level achievement in seven International Baccalaureate courses and are candidates to receive an International Baccalaureate Diploma upon completion all internal and external assessments in the spring.