IHSA Scholastic Recognition Certificate Program

Scholastic Recognition Certificate Program

The IHSA annually sends out over 10,000 certificates to recognize students who excelled in the classroom while participating in IHSA sponsored sports or activities. The IHSA will provide certificates of recognition to all students who meet the criteria following the completion of their 5th or 7th semester in high school. Scholastic Achievement Awards Criteria:

  • The student must currently be a junior or senior in an IHSA member school.
  • The student must have completed at least one full season in an IHSA interscholastic activity in good standing. What is an interscholastic activity? Any activity that the IHSA either conducts a state series in or governs through its by-laws. Examples of what the IHSA does not govern: student council, yearbook, jets, school clubs, school newspaper, etc.
  • The student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent on an alternate scale, after the 5th or 7th semester.

Each member school principal or official representative should notify the IHSA office in writing as to the number of eligible students they have in their school. The IHSA will send member schools a certificate of recognition for each eligible student.

Laser printers may be used to personalize these certificates.

Scholastic Recognition Pins

Also available to schools are Scholastic Recognition pins for $1.50 each. These pins are designed to easily attach to articles of clothing and are another way to recognize the academic achievements of students who participate in interscholastic programs in IHSA member schools. An order form is available online for your convenience.