Lafayette High
17050 Clayton Road, Wildwood, MO 63011
Phone 636-733-4100 . Fax 636-733-8819
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Honor Cord Criteria


  • Minimum of 4 semesters of Art
  • Department GPA of 3.75 (unweighted)
  • No grade of C or lower
  • Faculty Recommendation


  • 3.5 GPA in 3 or more Business courses

Community Service​

  • Completed 80+ hours of school sponsored, unpaid (*Lafayette High School) service hours.
  • Completed the hours during the duration of time in high school only (between freshman and senior years).
  • Complete the documentation of service earned form with appropriate signatures, due to the main office, room 217, prior to May 1 or the Monday closest to which this date falls.
  • Examples of *POSSIBLE eligible service for this honor:
    • ​Key Club service hours (only events sponsored/organized by LHS; current requirement of 20 per year)
    • National Honor Society service points (only service events, not drop off points; current requirement of 20 per year)
    • Mu Alpha Theta service hours (current requirement of 2 hours per semester)
    • A+ tutoring hours (current requirement of 50 hours unpaid tutoring/mentoring, supervised by RSD employee-may count up to 20 hours of A+ tutoring for this honor cord, including volunteering at RSD summer programs, volunteering at Adventure Club, tutoring at elementary schools, etc. but NOT including cadet teaching, see below)
    • Air Force Jr. ROTC service hours (only events sponsored/organized by LHS; current requirement of 20 hours per year)
    • Link Crew service hours (9th orientation, Operation Preparation, Pumpkin Painting, etc. Training hours not considered for service.)
    • All of these hours may not be eligible, depending on circumstances of the events, these are merely examples.
  • Service which will NOT be considered for this honor cord:
    • Donating items as opposed to performing service (ex. dropping of canned goods for our annual food drive, donating diapers for Nurses for Newborns, etc.)
    • Service performed outside of events organized and sponsored by LHS employees and *organizations (ex. serving at your religious organization, volunteering at a hospital, Break Down St. Louis, etc.)
    • Paid tutoring, RSD paid jobs like Adventure Club, camp counselor-essentially, paid work may not count for service.
    • Cadet teaching as it is a curricular course for which the student receives course credit-generally, service must be performed outside of the typical school day.


  • Pass the ServSafe Exam
  • Work 400 hours per semester in the Culinary field
  • Earn an 80% or higher on the ProStart Final Exam


  • Completed a minimum of 4 FACS classes, or 3 FACS classes plus: cadet for a FACS teacher, and/or active participant in FACS club (approval from sponsor required)
  • Grade of A in all FACS classes but one; the course in which you did not receive an A must not be lower than a B-


  • Minimum 75 points through the National Speech and Debate Association and at least one Speech class with an 'A'.
  • 3 Speech classes with a 3.5 GPA

Industrial and Engineering

  • Four semesters of Industrial and E​ngineering Classes and have an
  • Unweighted 4.0 in all Industrial and Engineering Classes
  • Must have recommendation from the Industrial and Engineering Department


  • Have served on staff both semesters of senior year
  • Earn 125 points before graduation
  • Achieve a non-weighted 3.5 GPA in all coursework within the department with no grade below a B
  • Complete four semesters of journalism/related coursework (photography, graphic design, multimedia technology)
  • Demonstrate outstanding achievement in one of the following: leadership, awards, extra support, photography, writing, design, storytelling, videography
  • Demonstrate good character/leadership traits

Language Arts

  • Enrolled in 8 semesters of Language Arts coursework
  • Achieved a 4.0 GPA in all Language Arts coursework for 7 completed semesters


  • Four years of math or completed calculus (this must include at least algebra 3 and trigonometry)
  • Have a GPA in math classes of 3.8 or higher
  • Have all math grades B or above (no C's in math even a weighted class.)


  • Must be enrolled in a performing music ensemble for 8 consecutive semesters (grades 9-12)
  • Must achieve a 3.71 in all music coursework (based on first 7 semesters)
  • Must be recommended by a staff member of the music department.

Physical Education

  • Complete 6 semester courses (not including Health)
  • Maintain a 3.6 GPA in PE classes
  • Maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Good Citizenship
  • Recommendation by department member

Quill and Scroll

This is an International Honorary Society for high school journalists. Students serving as publications staff members are eligible. All candidates for membership must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for initiation into the organization. Candidates must:
  • Be of sophomore, junior or senior classification.
  • Have the equivalent of a B grade average, or be in the upper third of their class in general scholastic standing, either for the year of their election or for the cumulative total of all high school work.
  • Have done superior work in some phase of journalism or school media work
  • Have a clear disciplinary record
  • Have no fewer than two consecutive semesters of publications courses
  • Be recommended by the adviser of student publications
  • Be approved by the Executive Secretary of the Quill & Scroll Society
To apply, candidates must submit an essay of no more than 200 words explaining why they believe their work on student publications has been exemplary. In addition, candidates must submit a digital portfolio of at least 10 pieces that show a variety of journalistic work.

Other Considerations:
  • Quill & Scroll is for serious and worthy applicants. Work must be consistently superior. No deficiency will be accepted. In addition to the above requirements, character, ability to handle deadlines, dependability, dedication and overall commitment weigh just as heavily.
  • Any Quill & Scroll member receiving OSS or ISS will be subject to removal from the organization. Also ISS or OSS may prevent a member from being allowed to attend conferences/conventions.


  • Requires a 3.5 GPA in this class and
  • 20 hours of community service for each year of enrollment in JROTC


  • 3.71 in science overall - classes in biology, chemistry, and physics
  • Successfully completed 7 semesters of science
  • Completion of course work in biology, chemistry and physics​

Social Studies

  • 4.0 in 7 or more semesters of social studies
  • All social studies courses taken will figure into the GPA


  • Have 10 ITS points
  • Have taken 2 theater classes with a 3.5 or higher

World Language

  • 4 years of the same language at LHS
  • 3.7 GPA in the language unweighted
  • 3.5 overall GPA, unweighted
  • no 3's in conduct in the senior year
  • no office referrals in the senior year​