The purpose of the Oklahoma Academic Scholar program is to recognize the outstanding academic achievement of graduating seniors in compliance with State law which became effective in 1986. Oklahoma Academic Scholars receive a certificate of recognition from the State Board of Education and the local high school, a gold seal affixed to their diploma, and the honor recorded on their official transcript. Graduating seniors who meet all of the requirements listed below shall be recognized by the local school district and the State Board of Education as an Oklahoma Academic Scholar:
Accumulate over Grades 9, 10, 11 and the first semester of Grade 12, a minimum grade point average of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale or be in the top 10% of their class.
Complete (or will complete) the curricular requirements for a standard diploma.
Achieve a 27 composite score on the ACT or 1220 combined reading and mathematics score on the SAT 1. The ACT or SAT 1 must have been taken on a national test date.
Names are submitted by each public and private high school and are due by March 1, 2013. To log into the School District Reporting Site and submit the names of qualifying seniors for your high school, please click here. (Please note: login and access to the School District Reporting Site is organized within each district.)
Sara Smith, Director of Gifted and Talented Education
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma