At a Glance
Each month, nine students receive recognition for outstanding performance in academics, technical programs, and school and community service or support.
To be considered for this highly competitive recognition, a teacher’s letter of recommendation is required. Before selecting students, administrators check their discipline and attendance records; nominees may be eliminated for even a slight infraction. The administration selects students based upon a number of factors but only uses students’ grade point average, grades, and/or class rank if there is tie. Recognition breakfasts are held in January and May to honor the students, who receive a certificate and special pin. Parents are invited to the breakfast.
Origin / Implementation
The student recognition program was started 15 years ago to acknowledge students who excel in several areas: academic and technical program, attitude, and volunteerism. The program also contributes to increased parent involvement and a positive school climate.
Results / Impact
The school has seen increased participation in after-school activities, CTE student organizations, community service, and academic effort. School climate has improved, as has the status of the school in the broader community.