Olympia Scholar Program

Olympia Scholar Requirements


Click here for the Class of 2017 AP Olympia Scholar verification application    

Click here to view the requirements for the Class of 2018 AP Olympia Scholar requirements.

Click here to view the requirements for the Class of 2019 AP Olympia Scholar requirements.

**Turn in this completed form to Mrs. Violette’s mailbox in the main office BY THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017, BEFORE 7:45 A.M.**


Who qualifies for the Olympia Scholar Award? 

Olympia High School's most prestigious award–the Olympia Scholar Award–recognizes those graduating seniors who successfully completed a rigorous academic course of study throughout high school while also participating in a variety of extra-curricular activities.  These high-achieving and well-rounded students are honored at graduation for their commitment to excellence in and out of the classroom.


Academic Requirements

1. Total credits required:  22  

2. Cumulative GPA: 3.5 (through 7th semester) (no failures junior/senior year)

3. Course Requirements:

Subject                     Number of Years
English                        4

 Social Studies            3

 Science                       3 (two credits must be in biology, chemistry, or physics)

 Mathematics             3 

 Foreign Language   2 (must be the same language)

 Liberal Arts                 1 (art, music, drama)

A minimum of 8 credits must be earned from the following list, including at least 5 completed courses with the AP designation; a minimum of 2 Honors or AP credits
required in Math, English, Science, and Social Studies. 

Math (2 credits)
: Honors Algebra 2, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Computer Science
English (2 credits): Honors English 9, Honors English 10, AP English 11, AP English 12
Science (2 credits): Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Honors Physics (1 and/or C), AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Environmental Sci., Human Anatomy SPMD 2, Advanced Human Anatomy
Social Studies (2 credits): AP World History, AP U.S. History, AP Macroeconomics (.5). AP Government (.5), AP Psychology (.5)
Spanish: AP Spanish
Art: AP Art
Business: Advanced Accounting

Activity Requirements

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, students must also participate in extracurricular activities annually throughout their high school career.  Participation in at least two different categories must be demonstrated (e.g., soccer in 9th grade and orchestra in grades 10-12). 

Activities include but are not limited to:

Band, orchestra, and choir competitions, concerts, and recitals , Art competitions and shows, Dramatic presentations/theater, Technology work or projects, Interscholastic athletic participation, Interscholastic academic team competition, Leadership activities: student government, club leader, Speech and debate competitions, Science fair projects for competition                                     

Recipients of the Olympia Scholar Award receive:

  • Special consideration for awards and scholarships
  • A certificate of recognition at the June Awards Assembly
  • An Olympia Scholar Medallion to wear at the graduation ceremony
  • Special recognition both in the graduation program and during the commencement ceremony


Questions? Email Mrs. Violette, AP Coordinator at sviolett@osd.wednet.edu.