Distinguished Graduate Infomation

​The Prairie Ridge High ​​School Distinguished Graduate program is designed to recognize students who have accomplished a well-rounded high school experience.  Distinguished Graduates must meet or exceed specific criteria benchmarks including community service, extra-curricular involvement, citizenship, school attendance, and various academic standards.

Students who successfully complete all Distinguished Graduate criteria will be recognized at their graduation ceremony with an award cord and a notation will be made on their high school diploma.

The specific criteria are as follows:

  • Extracurricular Involvement: Three different PR sponsored athletics or activities for a minimum of eight seasons total.
  • Good Citizenship: No out-of-school suspensions and no second disciplinary "steps" throughout high school.
  • Volunteerism: Complete at least 20 hours of community service throughout high school. Click here to download Volunteer Hour Log​.
  • GPA: Minimum GPA of 2.75 upon graduation
  • Attendance: 96% attendance rate throughout high school
  • Academic Rigor: Completion of at least 2 capstone courses, or 2 AP courses, or a combination of one AP and one capstone course. 
  • Credit Completion: Complete a minimum of 22.5 credits prior to graduation

Capstone / Advanced Placement® Classes

AP® Studio (2D, 3D or Drawing) 
Senior Portfolio
Senior Design and Production​
Business Accounting II
INCubator Edu
​AP® Literature
AP®  Language
AP® Seminar (Class of 2020 & 2021)
​Family and Consumer Science
Commercial Foods
World Foods
Seminar in Child Care
Seminar in Fashion
​Industrial Technology
Autos II
Woods III
Advanced Mechanical Design
Engineering Design and Development
​AP® Calculus AB
AP® Calculus BC
AP® Statistics
AP® Computer Science
AP® Computer Science Principles 
Calculus II
Music AP® Music Theory 
Music Theory ​(Class of 2019-2021)
​AP® Physics I
AP® Physics C
AP® Chemistry
AP® Biology
AP® Environmental Science 
Social Science

AP® Psych
AP® U.S. History 
AP® European History​ 
AP® Economics
AP® Human Geography
AP® U.S. Government and Politics

World Language  AP® French
French IV
AP® Spanish
Spanish IV
Spanish IV-Dual Credit
AP® German
German IV
Work Program
​Interrelated Occupations (2 years)​



Questions? Please contact prdg@d155.org

Prairie Ridge High School reserves the right to accept or deny Distinguished Graduate distinction based upon special or underlying circumstances on a case-by-case basis.​​