High School Graduation Dates - Class of 2019
Information Regarding the Class of 2019 Graduation:
On Saturday, May 18, 2019 District 300 will host three high school graduation ceremonies at the Sears Centre Arena (5333 Prairie Stone Parkway, Hoffman Estates, 60192) as follows:
Dundee-Crown High School
Dundee-Crown High School’s graduation ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m.
All students should plan to arrive at the Sears Centre Arena no later than 5:00 p.m.
Hampshire High School
Hampshire High School’s graduation ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m.
All students should plan to arrive at the Sears Centre Arena no later than 9:00 a.m.
Jacobs High School
Jacobs High School’s graduation ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m.
All students should plan to arrive at the Sears Centre Arena no later than 1:00 p.m.
Graduation Class of 2020
Dundee-Crown High School: May 16, 2020 at 10 a.m.
Hampshire High School: May 16, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Jacobs High School: May 16, 2020 at 6 p.m.
The Cum Laude System
District 300 uses the Cum Laude system to honor graduates. The Cum Laude system establishes three distinct “honors” levels where students are recognized for their academic performance at the graduation ceremony in May. These classifications will account for both the unweighted and weighted GPA. The honors distinctions include:
3.5 - 3.69
4.5 – 4.99
Magna Cum Laude
With Great Honors
3.7 - 3.84
5.0 – 5.49
Summa Cum Laude
With Highest Honors
3.85 - 4.0
It is important to note that a student’s unweighted GPA may place them in a different Cum Laude level than their weighted GPA (and vice versa). If this is the case, the higher of the two levels will be applied for the student.
The cum laude distinctions are reserved for only those students who have earned a minimum GPA of 3.5+ (unweighted) and 4.5+ (weighted) with no failing semester grades (F) or incompletes (I). The inclusion of the “and” option using a weighted and unweighted calculation ensures that students who take challenging coursework are recognized for their overall attainment.
The cum laude system does not eliminate the Valedictorian or Salutatorian designations. Instead, both the Valedictorian and Salutatorian will continue to be selected based upon overall weighted GPA. In the instance where multiple students have the same weighted GPA, the school will allow for co-valedictorians as has been past practice.