Academic Honors

Summa Cum Laude plus

  • Focus Seminar Honors
  • Focus Research Honors
  • Philosophy Honors
  • Argumentation and Rhetoric Honors
  • Rising seniors are considered to have met the Graduate with Distinction language requirements if they have completed a 4th level of world language at NDP. For example, if a current junior successfully completes Spanish IV, that student need not take another Spanish class to fulfill the requirement. 

GPA of 4.0 Magna Cum Laude
GPA of 3.75  for Cum Laude

Class of 2020

31.5 credits, GPA of 4.0 for Summa Cum Laude plus

  • Focus Seminar Honors
  • Focus Research Honors
  • Philosophy Honors
  • Argumentation and Rhetoric Honors
  • Rising seniors are considered to have met the Graduate with Distinction language requirements if they have completed a 4th level of world language at NDP. For example, if a current junior successfully completes Spanish IV, that student need not take another Spanish class to fulfill the requirement. 

GPA of 4.0 Magna Cum Laude
GPA of 3.75  for Cum Laude

Class of 2021

32 credits, GPA of 4.0 for Summa Cum Laude plus

  • Focus Seminar Honors
  • Focus Research Honors
  • Philosophy Honors
  • Argumentation and Rhetoric Honors
  • Rising seniors are considered to have met the Graduate with Distinction language requirements if they have completed a 4th level of world language at NDP. For example, if a current junior successfully completes Spanish IV, that student need not take another Spanish class to fulfill the requirement. 

GPA of 4.0 Magna Cum Laude
GPA of 3.75  for Cum Laude (Cum Laude will be phased out after 2021)

Class of 2022

32 credits, GPA of 4.0 for Summa Cum Laude plus

  • Focus Seminar Honors
  • Focus Research Honors
  • Philosophy Honors
  • Argumentation and Rhetoric Honors
  • Rising seniors are considered to have met the Graduate with Distinction language requirements if they have completed a 4th level of world language at NDP. For example, if a current junior successfully completes Spanish IV, that student need not take another Spanish class to fulfill the requirement. 

GPA of 3.85 Magna Cum Laude
 

GPA will be checked for students eligible to Graduate with Distinctionon March 1 (or the closest school day after). The final GPA check will occur on April 1 (or the closest school day after).

The Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the graduating class are determined by weighted grade point average beginning sophomore year through first semester of senior year. To be eligible, transfer students must be enrolled by the first semester of their sophomore year at NDP.

Lisa McMorrow
Director of Counseling 
Class of 2022      Last Names A-D, K-La
Class of 2023      Last Names A-D
Class of 2024      Last Names A-D
480-634-8240                   

Elizabeth Barnes
Counselor
Class of 2022      Last Names Mi-Z
Class of 2023      Last Names R-Z
Class of 2023      Last Names R-Z
St. Thomas Aquinas Scholars Cohort 2025   
480-634-8223         

Deanna Duermit
Counselor
Class of 2022       Last Names E-L, Le-Me
Class of 2023       Last Names E-J
Class of 2014       Last Names E-J
St. Thomas Aquinas Scholars Cohort 2024
480-634-8242          

Cal Beneze
Counselor
Class of 2023        Last Names K-Q
Class of 2024        Last Names K-Q
Class of 2025        TBD
480-634-8215         

Lisa Lopez
Counselor
Class of 2025         TBD
480-634-8230              

Lindsay Cusano
Administrative Assistant/College Visit Coordinator
480-634-8239