ACADEMIC STANDARDS (PreK - 6th Grade)
Students are expected to maintain high academic standards. Any student failing three or more core subjects for the year will be required to repeat the grade or attend summer school with an approved school. Parent(s) will be notified in writing by the end of the third quarter in the event that there is a question about a student’s promotion.
ACADEMIC STANDARDS (Grades 7-12)
GAA requires a “C” average or above to be in good and regular standing. If a student falls below a “C” average, he/she is put on academic probation. The lowest GPA considered to be acceptable is a 2.0. Students with a grade below "C" in any one subject will not be eligible to hold a class or student association office until this is corrected, nor can they participate in any off-campus extracurricular activities. This includes senior class trips. Students that go on trips even though they were notified that they could not will be dealt with by the Conflict Resolution Committee. (Refer to GUIDANCE IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION.) Failure in any given subject will require repeating it at an accredited school, which must be pre-approved by the GAA principal/registrar. If an "I" (Incomplete) is not replaced by any other letter grade within three weeks after completing the quarter/semester, the grade automatically becomes an "F". Students with past due accounts will not be allowed to take Semester or Final tests, resulting in "I" (incomplete) grades.
VALEDICTORIAN, SALUTATORIAN, AND CLASS RANKINGS
The valedictorian and salutatorian will be selected according to the procedures and criteria listed below:
1. Meet Guam Adventist Academy graduation requirements;
2. Be chosen from within the graduating class;
3. Be enrolled in Guam Adventist Academy the entire senior year;
4. The valedictorian will be the student with the highest grade point average above 3.5, as computed at the end of eight semesters of high school work and during said period, and have no grade lower than a "C";
5. The salutatorian will be the student with the second highest grade point average above 3.5, as computed at the end of eight semesters of high school work and during said period, and have no grade lower than a "C";
6. Any student who has disciplinary action taken against him or her for infractions denoted with an asterisk on the White Card, as outlined in the Student Handbook, will be disqualified from Valedictorian/Salutatorian status;
7. If a tie exists, the principal may name more than one valedictorian and/or salutatorian;
8. Short-term foreign exchange students will not be considered in computing class rank and, therefore, will not be eligible for any academic honors.