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Graduation Honors

Graduation items are available for purchase by ASLHS Chapter Sponsors. Our peak shipping season runs from March 1 through May 1. Please submit your orders at least 3 weeks before your ceremony, or add a rush shipping payment. We are currently not accepting payments by check. The process for submitting orders is as follows: Making payment with a credit card online:

1. Complete the order form below. Be sure you are already an ASLHS Member in good standing.
2. Email the form to aslhs.graduation@aslta.org along with proof of membership ONLY if your name is not yet listed on our website.
3. You will receive an email with a link for online payment by credit card.
4. Pay online.
5. When the receipt is generated, our shipping coordinator will send your order as soon as possible.
6. You will receive an email when your package ships. Send inquiries to aslhs.graduation@aslta.org 

Grads

Ordering with a school Purchase Order:

1. Complete the order form below. Be sure you are already an ASLHS Member in good standing.
2. Email the form to aslhs.graduation@aslta.org along with proof of membership ONLY if your name is not on our website.
3. You will receive an email with an invoice for your school. If your school would like to pay by credit card, please request a link to do so.
5. When the Invoice is emailed, our shipping coordinator will send your order as soon as possible.
6. You will receive an email when your package ships. Send inquiries to aslhs.graduation@aslta.org 

ASLHS recognizes outstanding academic achievement in ASL studies with three honors:

  • Honor Cords
  • Alice Cogswell Medal
  • Laurent Clerc Medal

To receive one or more of the honors, students must meet the minimum eligibility requirements for each, which includes both GPA and community service hours. For any honors to be conferred, a student must attend a campus with an active ASLHS chapter and have a sponsor that is in good standing with the ASLTA. For purposes of grade point average computation, eligible ASL coursework includes ASL language, ASL literature, and deaf studies. Interpretation coursework is not eligible.

Graduation Regalia Order Form

ASLHS Induction Certificate Template


Honor Cords

Honor Cords

Honor cords may be worn at graduation or induction ceremonies if the student meets these eligibility requirements:

Is a student at a high school or other secondary institution.

Has studied ASL for at least two years.

Possesses an overall grade point average of 3.5/B+ in ASL coursework.

Possesses an overall grade point average of 3.2/B in all other subjects.

Completion of at least five (5) hours of community service that benefits the deaf community.


Alice Cogswell Medal

The Alice Cogswell Medal may be worn at graduation or induction ceremonies if the student meets these eligibility requirements:

Is a student at a community college or four-year college or university.

Has studied ASL for at least two years.

Possesses an overall grade point average of 3.5/B+ in ASL coursework.

Completion of at least five (5) hours of community service that benefits the deaf community.

Cogswell Medal

Clerc Medal

Laurent Clerc Medal

The Laurent Clerc Medal is the only ASLHS honor open to ASL students at both the high school and college levels if the following eligibility requirements are met:

Is a high school or college student.
Has studied ASL for at least three years.
Possesses an overall grade point average of 3.7/A- in ASL coursework.
Possesses an overall grade point average of 3.5/B+ in all other subjects.
Completion of at least ten (10) hours of community service that benefits the deaf community.