The DepEd had released new guidelines in choosing honor pupils and students from Grades 1 to 10 following the reforms introduced under the K to 12 Basic Education curriculum.
Candidates for honors in Grades 1 to 10 shall be drawn from the top ten students at the advanced level. They must not have a final grade lower than 85 (proficient level) and they should have no grade at developing level (75-79) in any quarter.
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC added that to determine the top ten, pupils/students shall be ranked using the 7-3 point scheme. The 7 points are for academic performance while the three points are for co-curricular activities.