Graduate of Distinction Program

Graduate of Distinction

2019-2020 Guidelines


Danville Public Schools will continue the Graduate of Distinction program during the 2019-2020 academic year. This program recognizes student accomplishments in five categories: academic achievement, attendance, citizenship, community service, and participation in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.  Students can accumulate points as described on the attached rubric and must accumulate points in each of the five areas.   Students meeting the criteria will be recognized at a special recognition program in May and receive the Graduate of Distinction Medal to be worn at graduation.

Graduate of Distinction: 5 Pillars of Success


Pillar One: Academic Achievement: students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher by the end of 1st Semester.


Pillar Two: Attendance: students must maintain an attendance rate of 94% or higher during their senior year (August 8, 2019 – March 8, 2020).


Pillar Three: Citizenship: students must be in good standing and discipline record should be absent of out-of-school and in-school suspensions (August 8, 2019 – December 20, 2019, if a student commits a level 3, level 4, or level 5 offense after December 20, 2019, the student will not be eligible for the Graduate of Distinction Recognition.)

Pillar Four: Community Service: student participates in 40 hours of service learning projects by serving as a volunteer supporting the community at-large (June 1, 2019 – December 20, 2019)


Pillar Five: Extra-curricular/Co-curricular Activities: supports the school’s educational mission by participating in and providing leadership to extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.


Applications, guidelines, and deadlines for the Graduate of Distinction Program are also available in 
the Guidance Office of your child’s School and on our website. 


If you need further information, please contact the Instruction Department at 434-799-6400.



 Links to Information

Graduate of Distinction Application

Application Guidelines

Approved Community Service Programs

Community Service Log Sheet

Extra-Curricular Activity Log Sheet