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Honors & Awards ~ General Information
  • Honor cords signify a level of academic achievement in the awarded field or pathway. Honor cords will be awarded only to those students who have met the standards of a State or National organization which sponsors an Honor Society and to which the local organization has an active affiliation.

  • Students may only wear approved honor regalia during the graduation ceremony. Awards given to students from outside groups such as military recruiters, churches, and/or national organizations will be asked to remove the item for the ceremony.

Carroll County Schools offers students, beginning with the Class of 2022, the Advanced Academic Program of Study.

Requirements are as follows:

  • AP and Dual Enrollment
  1. Combination of 10 total courses
  2. At least 4 AP completed courses
  3. Note: Completing the Southwire Engineering Academy (SWEA) counts as one (1) AP course
  • Cumulative GPA of 4.0 or higher
  • Foreign Language minimum 3 years
  • ACT/SAT minimums-minimum score on one of two (based on Zell Miller Scholarship requirements)
  1. ACT 26
  2. SAT 1200 on math and reading
  • Culminating project with the ending activity and recognition ceremony at the Performing Arts Center.
Honors Criteria 9th & 10th Grade

Students in the 9th and 10th grade are eligible for honor recognition if they maintain a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. 

  • Students in the 9th grade are awarded an honor certificate. 
  • Students in the 10th grade class with a grade point average of 3.7  or higher, being honored for a second year of academic excellence will receive their academic letter. 
Advanced Academic Program of Study
Advanced Academic Program of Study
Honors Criteria 11th & 12th Grade

Students in the 11th and 12th grade are eligible for honors recognition if they maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

  • Juniors who have previously received an academic letter will receive a bar to go with their letter. In addition, 11th grade students are eligible to earn their National Honor Society pin, the University of Georgia Certificate of Merit, and Junior Marshal sash.
  • Seniors receive a letter or bar, depending on the number of years the student has been an eligible recipient. Students who have maintained an academic grade point average of 3.5 or higher in math, science, social studies, English and Foreign Language are recognized as Carroll County Scholars with a white cord. Dual enrollment cords, Beta Club cords, and Spanish Honor Society cords are also awarded to seniors who have met program requirements.
  • Students who meet Presidential Education Excellence qualifications will receive the President's Award certificate.

Central High School clubs and organizations, with approved honor regalia, offer students an opportunity to earn and wear honor cords and medallions include:


Type of Honors


Cord Color

Honor Graduate

Central High School

Silver Stole

Fine Arts


Pink - single



Pink - single

 DramaPink - single

Visual Arts

Pink - single


Pathway Assessment (Passing)

Silver - single


Business FBLA

Blue & Gold - double


FBLA Officers




Blue & Gold - double


FFA Officers


Class Officers & Student Council


Red, White, Blue - triple 

Beta Club


Black & Gold - double w/coin


Beta Club Officers

Medallion with gold ribbon

National Honor Society


White Collar

Dual Enrollment


Red, White, Blue - single twist



Black & Gold - double

Carroll County Scholar

Carroll County BOE

White - single

Spanish Honor Society


Red & Gold - twist with coin


Spanish Honor Society Tutors

Medallion with red ribbon


Air Force Stole

Solid Blue or Silver w/blue trim

Key Club 


Medallion with blue/gold ribbon

Governor’s Honors Program

Georgia Dept. of Education

Royal, White, Black - single twist

Department Awards


Medallion with metallic ribbon

Interact Club

Rotary International

Blue, Gold, White twist

Junior Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce

White Stole with emblem

International Skills Diploma Seal


Silver Medallion