There are many opportunities for Canyon del Oro students to excel, achieve academic excellence, and to be recognized for their achievements. See the Seals of Excellence to the right, or see below for other programs.
The Advanced Placement Program gives students an opportunity to take college-level courses and exams while they are still in high school. Students may earn credit, advanced placement, or both, for college. AP exams are given in May (students sign up in the CDO Bookstore).
The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) is a college-prep program with a comprehensive and rigorous liberal arts curriculum, leading to examinations in the junior and senior years. It is designed for the academically talented student willing to work hard in a very structured program.
National Honor Society requires a student to have a 3.6 GPA and be a student in good standing. David Alzner and Tenaya Snider are the sponsors for our chapter of NHS. Letters of invitation are sent to Juniors in the fall.
CDO Honor Roll
CDO Honor Roll Principals Honor Roll: 3.5 GPA or Higher
Green and Gold Honor Roll: 3-3.45 GPA
Students in grades 9-11 must be registered in 6 classes minimum
Students in grade 12 must be enrolled in 5 classes minimum
Academic Letter: Students are eligible for an Academic Letter during the fall and spring semesters of their junior year and their senior year. Students must have an overall weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, a weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher in the semester for which the letter is awarded, and have taken at least two "scholars classes." See Rhonda Ellerd in the principal's office for an application.
Arizona Academic Scholoars Arizona Academic Scholars is an initiative of the Arizona Business and Education Coalition (ABEC). Students receive a certificate for completing the following with a minimum grade of C in each core course, and in two credits of a language other than English. Core courses consist of the following: 4 credits of English; 3 credits of math (Minimum of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2; 3 credits of social studies (World History, U.S. History, Government/Economics); 3 credits of a lab acience (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics).