The AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams with the AP Scholar Awards. Although there is no monetary award, each award-winning student receives a certificate, and the award is acknowledged on any AP score report that is sent to colleges after the award has been conferred.
National Merit Scholar
Read more about the National Merit Scholarship Program
Trustees' Scholar Award
The Austin Independent School District has established a program of annual awards to high school students that recognizes and encourages outstanding academic achievement.
The Trustees' Scholar Award is a high honor - one of District-wide significance. The award shall be in the form of a certificate. Seniors receive a medallion if they are an award recipient for all four years of high school. This award is given annually in a special ceremony hosted by the Board of Trustees at each high school.
Trustees’ Scholar Awards are based solely on grades earned during the first 5 grading periods of the current school year. Grades earned in previous school years have no bearing on these awards.
Each student’s GPA is calculated in 2 different ways, Cumulative GPA and Rank GPA. Students who are in the top 10% of their class by either method receive an Award.
In both computations, the student’s first semester average is counted 3 times; the 4th and 5th six weeks grades are counted once each.
- For the Cumulative GPA, all numeric grades and their respective weights are used.
- For Rank GPA, the numeric grades and their respective weights for the 4 core area courses, Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, plus the Languages Other Than English courses are used.
A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required (pass/fail grades are not used in calculating the GPA). A student who receives an Incomplete or an NC grade is not eligible to receive the award.
Because it is a calculation of grades earned in the current school year ONLY, the Trustee Scholar Award does NOT replace the Cumulative Ranking that is done at the conclusion of a semester for reporting to Texas public colleges/universities.
Stephen F. Austin is a non-ranking school. Pursuant to Texas Education Code Sec. 51-803 class rank will only be provided to Texas public universities/colleges for students in the top 10%.