A high school in Mason, Ohio, has eliminated their valedictorian and salutatorian honors in order to better their students’ “mental wellness.”
Instead of the typical two honors, the school will now go with the Latin honors system. Students with a 4.0 GPA and above will be designated summa cum laude. Those with a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99 will be designated magna cum laude, and students with a GPA between 3.51 to 3.74 will be designated cum laude.
The school has also already decided to begin classes next year 30 minutes later, and have considered lowering after school workload in an attempt to lower stress.