Graduate of Distinction Guidelines

  • Danville Public Schools will continue the Graduate of Distinction program during the 23-24 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.

    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 here

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


  • Graduate of Distinction: 4 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: Citizenship: students must be in good standing and discipline record should be absent of out-of-school and in-school suspensions (August 8, 2023 – March 08, 2024, if a student commits a level 3, level 4, or level 5 offense after March 08, 2024, the student will not be eligible for the Graduate of Distinction Recognition.)


    Pillar Three: Community Service: student participates in 40 hours of service learning projects by serving as a volunteer supporting the community at-large (Collection of hours must be completed by March 1, 2024).


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