The system of school awards is designed to encourage in as many students as possible, the habits of excellence in studies, participation in sports, and service to the school and community. While none of the awards are easy to win, winning one is within the reach of any student willing to make the effort.
The requirements for Honour Roll are a GPA of ‘3,’ and no failing or ‘I’ grades. Students meeting the requirement at the end of second term will receive a certificate at the school awards ceremony in May.
GPA Scale: A = 4, B = 3, C+ = 2.5, C = 2, C- = 1
After each formal reporting period, those students who attain 7 or more ‘G’s (6 for grade 12 students) for their good work habits and no ‘N’s will receive a ‘Super G’ work ethic recognition.
The requirements for Top Hat are an ‘A’ average in 7 courses for junior grades, or 6 courses at the senior level (gr. 11 & 12), and no failing or ‘I’ grades. Top Hat students meeting these requirements at the end of second term will receive a medal at the awards ceremony in May.
Recognition certificates for service to the school are awarded based on the total number of hours accumulated.
The service hours:
- must be done outside of class time (Lunch hour, before or after school, weekends).
- may not be used to gain credit toward any course or grade.
- students may not receive any monetary benefit for this service.
- no more than 50 service hours can be awarded for any one activity or an organization (club or group) during one calendar year.
Certificates are awarded for 50, 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 hours of service to our school.
Athletic Awards are cumulative over the five years in high school and are only awarded once. Coaches assign athletes points based on their commitment, enthusiasm, team play, and their value to the team as a whole. Major sports carry a maximum weighting of 70 points and minor sports have a maximum weighting of 35 points. A major sport has a season that is greater than three months, a minor sport has a season that is less that three months. When a student achieves a score greater than those listed below they receive the following awards:
100 points – certificate of participation
200 points – small block
400 points – large block
600 points – bronze plaque
800 points – silver plaque
1000 points – gold plaque