Distinguished Scholars Program

The Distinguished Scholars Program is an academic recognition at Artesia, Cerritos, Gahr, and Whitney High School. The purpose of the program is to encourage students to be successful in an academically rigorous course of study.  To qualify for the Distinguished Scholars Program, students must earn a 3.50 weighted UC GPA.  Students must be enrolled in at least four UC classes, including two at the Honors or Advanced Placement level for five semesters (semester 3-7). Once in the program, students must maintain a cumulative 3.50 GPA for continued membership.  This academic GPA is weighted for purpose of DSP membership only.  The DSP recommends the following courses:


4 years
Math 4 years
Social Science 3 years
Foreign Language 3 years
Laboratory Science 3 years