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Recognition of Students

  • Code: HI.AR
    Topic: Recognition of Students
    Issue Date: 29/09/2014
    Effective Date: 07/02/2011
    Review Year: 2016

Regulation

  1. RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING STUDENT PERFORMANCE
    1. The District shall recognize, on an ongoing basis, outstanding student performance in areas such as academics, athletics, fine arts, citizenship, service, or exemplary behaviour.

    2. Recognition of outstanding student performance shall be given through letters, board meetings, special events, Trustee attendance at individual school awards ceremonies, or media.

    3. For the purpose of recognizing student excellence at the annual District Awards Night, the students achieving the highest academic standing for Grades 10, 11 and 12 from each school shall be selected based on the following qualifying subjects, or based on criteria as defined by the respective location in situations where these criteria are not applicable.

      Requirements

      Grade 10

      Grade 11

      Grade 12

      Overall Credits

      Highest overall average
      in 5 subjects (25 credits)

      Highest overall average
      in 5 subjects (25 credits)

      Highest overall average
      in 5 subjects (25 credits);
      diploma exam courses
      will be based on blended marks

      One English course

      English 10-1 or 10-2

      English 20-1 or 20-2

      English 30-1 or 30-2

      Three (Grade 10) or four
      from Math, Science,
      and Social Studies listings

      Math 10C
      Science 10
      Social Studies 10-1 or 10-2

      Pure Math 20
      Applied Math 20
      Science 20
      Biology 20
      Chemistry 20
      Physics 20
      Social Studies 20-1 or 20-2

      Pure Math 30
      Applied Math 30
      Math 31
      Science 30
      Biology 30
      Chemistry 30
      Physics 30
      Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2

       

      AND

      OR

      OR

      One from lists as specified
      by grade and with
      a credit value of 5

      One International
      Language: 10 level
      Fine Arts: Art, Music, Drama,
      Physical Education

      One International
      Language: 20 level

      One International
      Language: 30 level

    4. Each school shall develop procedures consistent with board policy to ensure that outstanding student performance is recognized within each school.

    5. Information about awards available to students shall be communicated to staff, students and parents on an annual basis, and a record of award recipients shall be maintained.
  2. DISTRICT AWARDS
    1. Three students who are completing their schooling and have demonstrated excellence in their performance shall be honoured with the Michael A. Strembitsky Award of Excellence. A gold ($1,000), silver ($500), and bronze ($250) medal and cash award shall be presented to three students who best exemplify the following criteria:
      • excellence in personal, social, and academic endeavours;
      • keen interest in a broad selection of subjects and activities;
      • willingness to seek meaningful change;
      • initiative, courage, confidence, and a commitment to excellence;
      • co-operation with other students, staff, and community members;
      • potential to provide leadership throughout life; and
      • responsible participation in society.

        Each high school principal shall nominate the most deserving student in the school. A selection committee shall adjudicate nominees on the basis of the criteria and recommend the three recipients.
    2. The student who has completed requirements for the Alberta Education High School Diploma and has achieved the highest academic standing in the District based on the qualifying subjects: English 30-1 or 30-2, plus any four of Pure Mathematics 30, Applied Mathematics 30, Mathematics 31, Science 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Social Studies 30, or one language other than English at the Grade 12 level, shall be honoured with a cash award of $500 and a suitably inscribed plaque.

    3. Those students who have completed schooling and earned recognition through excellence in art, drama, music, physical education, career and technology studies, and international languages shall be honoured. Certificates and cash awards of $250 shall be presented to the top students in the District on the basis of the criteria established in the terms and conditions for each award.

    4. Those students who have completed schooling and earned recognition through excellence in the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs shall be honoured. Certificates and cash awards of $250 shall be presented to the top students in the District who:
      1. achieve an IB diploma and obtains the highest point total
      2. achieve the highest average score on a minimum of four AP examinations which include English, mathematics, and science.
    5. The student who has completed schooling and earned recognition through outstanding performance at L.Y. Cairns School shall be honoured. A certificate and cash award of $250 shall be presented to the outstanding senior student at L.Y. Cairns School. The principal of L.Y. Cairns School shall be responsible for the selection of the award recipient.

    6. The student who has completed schooling and earned recognition through exemplary performance at Metro Continuing Education shall be honoured. A certificate and cash award of $250 shall be presented to the student who has:
      • mature status;
      • completed a minimum of six courses at Metro Continuing Education;
      • achieved qualifications for a post-secondary institution;
      • achieved excellence in academics; and
      • demonstrated personal growth with respect to attitude and leadership.

        The Director of Metro Continuing Education shall be responsible for the selection of the award recipient.
  3. PRIVATE DONOR AWARDS
    1. General Information
      The District shall encourage and cooperate with private donors who wish to recognize outstanding student performance through the provision of awards, which are in the best interests of the District and its students.
      1. The awards shall be considered and defined in terms of:
        1. purpose and nature
        2. qualification criteria
        3. selection process
        4. presentation procedures
        5. funding arrangements
        6. criteria for review
      2. Private donors shall be acknowledged on a regular basis for their contribution towards the recognition of outstanding student performance.
    2. School Level Awards
      Students from an identified school are eligible for these awards.
      1. The donor shall direct the request to the Principal. Terms and conditions for the award which are mutually acceptable to the donor and the school shall be specified and the award shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools for approval.
      2. The Principal shall ensure that the award is administered in accordance with the terms and conditions.
      3. If the award is in the form of cash value, the funds shall be:
        1. held in trust by the District and administered by Financial Services, or
        2. retained and administered by the donor.
      4. A record of the award recipients shall be maintained at the school and submitted on an annual basis to Director Research and Innovation for Learning.
      5. An updated list of private donor awards that are available in the school shall be maintained and communicated to staff, students and parents on an annual basis.
    3. District Level Awards
      Students from more than one school are eligible for these awards.
      1. The donor shall direct the request to the Superintendent of Schools. Terms and conditions for the awards that are mutually acceptable to the donor and to the District shall be specified.
      2. The Superintendent of Schools shall ensure that the award is administered in accordance with the terms and conditions.
      3. If the award is in the form of cash value, the funds shall be held in trust by the District and administered by Financial Services.
      4. A record of award recipients for all District level awards funded by private donors shall be maintained by Director Research and Innovation for Learning.
      5. An updated list of private donor awards that are available in the District shall be maintained and communicated to staff, students and parents on an annual basis.

References

AGA.BP Recognition of Students, Staff, Parents, and the Community