BEAR Award

Capital High School honors those students who go beyond the required course load for graduation by taking honors, Advanced Placement and accelerated college preparation classes while maintaining a 3.5 grade point average.  The Bruin Educational Achievement Recognition (B.E.A.R.) is awarded to graduating seniors who have achieved the following:

  1. Taken 10 or more honors, Advanced Placement, and/or accelerated credits receiving a minimum of a B letter grade (after 8th semester)
  2. Earned at least 7 of the 10 credits in following core departments: English, Math, Social Studies, Science, or Foreign Language.
  3. Taken all required classes necessary for graduation
  4. Graduate with a minimum of 26 credits
  5. At the time of graduation have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5
  6. No outstanding past or current disciplinary problems determined at the discretion of the Helena School Board through the day of graduation
  7. Involved in at least 2 school related activities
  8. Complete application for the B.E.A.R. award fall of senior year