Academic Lettering


Eligibility is based on a cumulative GPA of at least 4.0 for Freshmen, 3.90 for Sophomores, 3.80 for Juniors, and 3.70 for Seniors, through the Fall 2021 semester.

Application Process

Students will be notified of their eligibility through email by January 28h, 2022. If you think you qualify, and have not been notified, please email either Cristian Nuzman or Emma Michel.

Your eligibility letter will have instructions including prompts for the 2022 essay, and the link for the online application form. The link is also provided below. Applications are due by Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

PHS Academic Lettering Application Form – Spring 2022


The following awards are presented to the sophomore, junior, and senior recipients:
  • Ponderosa letter "P"
  • a Lamp of Knowledge pin
  • an academic letter patch
  • a certificate of lettering
  • and/or a bar per semester


Freshmen will be invited to a separate ceremony and receive a certificate if their grade point average for their first semester is a 4.0.
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