Aug 16, 2018 - 01:30 PM
In most cases, you should leave information about high school off of your resume. This is especially true if you have advanced education to showcase, such as a formal degree or professional certification. However, if you are currently a student or haven't completed an advanced academic program, you should list high school on your resume.
The easiest way to see how to format the information in your education section is to follow a professional resume template. You only need to include the basics: school name, location, and year of graduation. If you have legitimate accomplishments to include, such as graduating cum laude, you can add that too. Generally, you don't need to your GPA or details of the classes you took.
Mar 04, 2020 - 01:57 PM
Unless specifically requested by an employer, it is not necessary to include graduating GPA, class rank, or honors. Colleges are more interested in seeing that information than employers.
If high school is the highest level of education you completed, it still needs to be included in the education section of your resume. Education is a standard entry in any resume and cannot be left blank. If you earned post-secondary trade certifications, you can either include them in addition to your high school education, or put them in a separate section (e.g., “Certifications and Licenses”). If you have several years of work experience or occupy a role above entry-level, it is usually not necessary to include your graduation year.
If your highest level of education is a two-year degree or above, it is better to leave high school out of your education section. However, if you went straight from high school to a two-year program, have recently graduated, and are just entering the workforce, it is usually okay to include high school.