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Awards

The school's award program is designed to encourage students to participate and excel in areas of academics, electives, athletics, fine arts and service. Points are awarded in all of these areas for participation and achievement. Students who have acquired enough points are recognized at year end award ceremonies with a variety of crests, certificates and pins.

 


HONOUR ROLL CRITERIA

 


Grades 8-11

 

An average based on a student’s best seven marks (a mark of less than 50% in any one course disqualifies you) on a report is calculated. An English course is required in the calculation. If the resulting average is 80% or greater that student is placed on the Honour

 

Roll.

 


Grade 12

 

An average based on a student’s best six marks (a mark of less than 50% in any one course disqualifies you) on a report is calculated. An English course is required in the calculation. If the resulting average is 80% or greater that student is placed on the Honour

 

Roll. Community Service 11 is not included in the calculation.


 

Students who feel that they should qualify for the Honour Roll, but are outside the regular parameters of the policy should see their counsellor.


 

PRINCIPAL’S LIST


 

Students in Grades 8 to 12 who achieve greater than a 90% average based on all courses (other than Community Service), are placed on the Principal’s List.


 

EFFORT HONOUR ROLL


 

A student who earns all “G’s” or “E’s” for Work Habits on a term report is placed on the Effort Honour Roll. Criteria for work habits are based on such things as: regular attendance and punctuality, being prepared for class, being cooperative, participating in classroom activities, working hard, and asking for help when necessary.

 


 

PASSPORT TO EDUCATION

 


The Ministry of Education has introduced a credit system toward the cost of post secondary education called Passport to Education. The criteria for awarding credits is based on a two-thirds weighting on course grades in the student’s best five provincially authorized courses and/or BAA courses, and up to one-third on effort, work habits and other factors such as citizenship and or school/community involvement.

 

Grade 10, 11 and 12 students will be informed of their eligibility. This year's graduating Grade 12 students will be informed of their eligibility as this is the last year of the program.


 

GRADUATION AWARDS


 

Graduation awards, scholarships, bursaries and prizes are presented at the graduation or school leaving ceremonies. These awards recognize outstanding achievement in scholarship, fine arts and service.

 


Many of the awards are presented by community service groups who are interested in recognizing and supporting the work of young people in the community.