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.


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 United States History
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP Drawing

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

  • Honors English 9
  • Honors English 10
  • Creative Writing
  • Calculus
  • Physics
  • Spanish III, IV, V
  • French III, IV, V
  • Digital Electronics
  • Principles of Engineering
  • College Algebra/Trigonometry
  • Political Science
  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Public Speaking

Standardized Testing

Grade 7 & Grade 8

  • ILEARN – Indiana Learning Evaluation Assessment Readiness Network




  • 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. Once a student earns 3 varsity academic letters, the student will have the opportunity to purchase a letter jacket. 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.  The same jacket may be used for all academic and athletic pins and patches

GPS Accountability