Shawe Memorial strives to create an atmosphere conducive to high academic achievement and personal growth. This atmosphere provides an opportunity for students to meet their individual potential and to develop healthy relationships and appropriate behaviors that ensure academic success. Each student is expected to make the most of his or her God-given talents and abilities. Students are to set high, but realistic goals for themselves, create a plan to achieve those goals, and to consistently work towards the meeting of their own academic goals.

Grading Codes

S = Satisfactory
U = Unsatisfactory
P = Pass
I = Incomplete
W = Withdrawn

Weighted Courses

At SMHS, we have some courses which are weighted.

Tier I courses are all designated advance placement courses as seen below:

  • AP Literature & Composition
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • AP Government
  • AP United States History
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP Studio Art: 2D-Design
  • AP Studio Art: 3D-Design
  • AP Studio Art: Drawing

Tier II courses are all designated honors or advanced level courses as seen below:

  • Honors English 9
  • Honors English 10
  • Creative Writing
  • Spanish IV
  • French IV
  • Spanish V
  • French V
  • Digital Electronics
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry
  • Anatomy
  • Physics Adv.
  • Public Speaking
  • Public Speaking Adv.
  • Science College Credit

Standardized Testing

Grade 7

  • Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+): Math, Language Arts & Social Studies – Spring

Grade 8

  • Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+): Math & Language Arts – Spring
  • Students in Algebra I: Algebra I End-of-Course Assessment (ECA) – May


  • Students in Algebra I: Algebra I End-of-Course Assessment (ECA) – May


  • PSAT/Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test – October
  • English 10 End-of-Course Assessment (ECA) – May


  • PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) – October
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Exams


  • Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Academic Letter Program

The Shawe Memorial Academic Letter Program was initiated to recognize academic effort and achievement beyond the classroom. Shawe high school students may earn an academic letter if they participate as a varsity member on an academic team–currently Spell Bowl or Academic Super Bowl. Varsity membership is at the discretion of each teams’ coach; however, varsity participation includes those students who participate in events as “first string” at the competitions. Once a student earns 3 varsity academic letters, the student will have the opportunity to purchase a letter jacket. The same jacket may be used for all academic and athletic pins and patches