Cum Laude Distinction
Peddie does not ordinarily rank students. However, because we were among the first secondary schools to participate in the National Cum Laude Society and because we wish to remain part of that organization, we do rank by percentage in determining cum laude distinction. The national organization requires a percentage ranking. Therefore, students who earn a cumulative average in their junior and senior years that places them in the top 20 percent of the class will be awarded membership in the Cum Laude Society and will be recognized at Baccalaureate and in the graduation program. To earn cum laude distinction, a student must demonstrate both scholarship and strong character. Disciplinary infractions can be cause for not receiving cum laude recognition. Please note that Peddie does not weight grades for any purposes, including cum laude.