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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
School Hours: 8:35am-3:25pm
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

Ms. Jody Brase

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Counseling Department

Academic Honors / Awards

Academic Letter

Students who meet the standards below are eligible to earn an Academic Letter/Pin.  

  • Students must be enrolled in at least six classes that determine GPA. (A "P" grade is not used to determine grade-point average.)
  • Students must be enrolled at CFHS for the first three consecutive quarters of the school year.
  • Students must have a weighted 4.0 GPA for each of the first three quarters of the school year, as identified on the school calendar.
  • Students may not have a grade below a "B" at any of the first three quarters.

Students in grades 9-11 will be awarded their letter or pin during the spring Academic Awards Ceremony.  Students in grade 12 who earn an Academic Letter will be recognized at the Senior Honors Ceremony in May.

Seniors Honors Ceremony

Students who have a 3.75 cumulative weighted GPA after 7th semester will be invited to the Senior Honors Ceremony which is held the Monday night of graduation week.   Students with 3.75-3.99 GPA will receive the CFHS Blue Award for Academic Excellence, and students with 4.0 or better will receive the CFHS Silver Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.   Seniors with a 3.75 or better are also eligible for CFHS AP Scholar (completed 5 or more AP classes), Scholar-Athlete, and Scholar-Activity recognition.

Honors Diploma

Beginning with the class of 2019, students who excel in high school coursework, as determined by GPA, and on Advanced Placement (AP) exams, as determined by AP coursework and test scores, will be awarded an Honors Diploma.  To have an “Honors Diploma” seal affixed to their diploma, students must meet the following criteria:

  • be enrolled as a full-time student at CFHS for both semesters of junior and senior years
  • earn a weighted GPA of 4.0 or higher for each semester in grades 10-12 
  • complete senior year with a minimum 4.0 cumulative weighted GPA·      
  • earn either a score of “4” or “5” on three AP exams by the end of junior year and complete a minimum of three AP exams as a senior and earn a grade of “B” or higher each semester in the respective AP classes; OR earn a score of “4” or “5” on four AP exams by the end of junior year and complete a minimum of two AP exams as a senior and earn a grade of “B” or higher each semester in the respective AP classes.

National Honor Society

NHS is a national service honorary. At CFHS, students are eligible for NHS consideration if they meet and maintain the following academic standards: 

  • have a minimum 3.75 GPA (weighted, cumulative)
  • complete a minimum of 2 Honors or AP classes per year (or 1 as freshman and 3 as sophomore, and enroll/complete 2 H/AP credits per year thereafter)

More information about the CFHS NHS selection process can be found on the CFHS website under the Activities/Sports link.  

Seal of Biliteracy

Students who pass a designated World Language assessment in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese (simplified or traditional), Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, or Swahili, AND pass English through grade 11, will be awarded a Seal of Biliteracy notation on their transcript and have a Seal of Biliteracy affixed to their diploma.  

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