Honors at Graduation



See Honors at Graduation for full description of each award, its qualifications, and when each award is distributed. This information is also available on pages 29-32 of the student planner.



We really want to get this right in the graduation program, so please do your part by reviewing this listing when it is posted, noting the following:

  1. CSF Seal Bearers and BOHS Community Service Cords have yet to be determined and are not listed.
  2. Names listed below are from our student database and do not necessarily reflect the name you provided on your diploma name card. If you think there is an error in the pathway cord(s) you will receive, please email Joy Cordia at jcordia@bousd.us  with what the error might be. NOTE: Golden State Seal Merit Diploma and State Seal of Biliteracy will be finalized at the end of March; they are currently not included on this master sheet.

Class of 2021 Master Honors at Graduation...COMING SOON


Note: All honors listed above will be revoked if a student has two or more academic dishonesty violations, which are defined as the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for work by dishonest, deceptive, fraudulent, or unauthorized means. Collaborative work is not academic dishonesty when specifically permitted or required by a teacher. Violations will be documented in the student’s discipline file, reflected in letters of recommendation, and result in disciplinary consequences as listed in the BOHS Code of Conduct found in the student planner or on the BOHS website.


California State Seal of Biliteracy


Graduating seniors who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English will receive a special seal on their diploma based upon the following criteria:

Eligibility Criteria for a Student Whose Primary Language is English

Each of these three academic requirements shall be fulfilled:

  1. Students must have completed all English–language arts (ELA) requirements for graduation with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above in those classes.
  2. Students must have passed a locally determined assessment at the "proficient" level in English-language arts (ELA) set for native English speakers administered at grade eleven or use an existing passing California Standards Test in ELA at the "proficient" level given in grade ten (interim measures given change in state testing).
  3. Students must demonstrate proficiency in one or more languages other than English through one of the following methods:
    1. Pass a foreign language Advanced Placement (AP) exam, including American Sign Language, with a score of three or higher.
    2. Pass an International Baccalaureate examination with a score of four or higher.
    3. Successfully complete a four-year high school course of study in a foreign language and attain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above in that course of study.
    4. If no AP examination or off-the-shelf language test exists and the district uses its own language examination, the school district must certify to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) that the test meets the rigor of a four-year high school course of study in that foreign language.
    5. If a district offers a language examination in a language in which an AP examination or off-the-shelf examination exists, the district language examination must be approved by the SSPI.
    6. Pass the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) II foreign language exam with a score of 600 or higher.

Eligibility Criteria for a Student Whose Primary Language is Not English

If the primary language of a student in grades nine to twelve, inclusive, is other than English, the student shall also meet the following two academic requirements:

  1. Achieve Early Advanced proficiency level on the California English Language Development Test (CELDT), which may be administered an additional time, as necessary.
  2. Meet the requirements above as stated in 1, 2 & 3.