Area of Distinction and Diploma of Merit are special awards all students can work towards receiving for graduation.
Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Area of Distinction and Diploma of Merit Winners!
Area of Distinction
Each Area of Distinction is an award a student may receive based upon excelling in a specific area. There are 19 total awards (areas), and a student can complete as many as he/she/they would like. Students who earn an Area of Distinction will receive a sticker on their diploma. Area of Distinction recipients will be recognized online, as well as in the Taylorsville High School commons area.
Area of Distinction Requirements
To review the Area of Distinction requirements, click on the desired link below. Each link contains the contact information for the representative who can assist you with questions related to requirements and application procedures. All applications must be submitted to the Area of Distinction representative by March 4, 2022.
Diploma of Merit
The Diploma of Merit is a separate award that requires a student complete 2 or more Areas of Distinction, in addition to the credit requirements listed below. Students do not need to apply for the Diploma of Merit, they only need to complete the requirements for 2 Areas of Distinction. Students who earn the Diploma of Merit will receive a different style diploma.
Diploma of Merit Credit Requirements
- Complete 2 or more Areas of Distinction
- 3.5 GPA and 3.0 CPA
- Fulfill the following credit requirements:
|Science||3.00||One (1.0) credit each in any three of the following: Earth Science, Biology, Biology Honors, AP Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Human Biology, Human Anatomy, Medical Anatomy, Chemistry, Chemistry Honors, Chemistry 1010, AP Chemistry, Physics with Technology, Physics, Physics Honors, AP Physics, AP Environmental Science|
|Electives||8.00||Four (4.0) full elective credits must be core classes from English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, or World Language|
Outstanding Senior Award
The Outstanding Senior Award recognizes seniors who have immersed themselves in their high school life and participated in activities, sports and clubs while maintaining academic excellence. Congratulations to all of our 2022 Outstanding Senior Award Winners! Their achievements will be recognized on May 10th during the school’s Annual Awards Banquet.