5126 – Student – Student Progress – Awards for Achievement

Policy – x
Regulation –
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Adopted – 11/6/1997
Revised – 5/27/1999

The Governing Board encourages excellence as a goal for all students and wishes to publicly recognize students for unique or exemplary achievements in academic, extracurricular or community service activities.  The purpose of such awards shall be consistent with school goals.

Student awards may include verbal recognition, a letter, a certificate, a Board resolution, a public ceremony, trophy, gift, plaque or cash gift.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop procedures for the appropriate selection of student award recipients.

Merit Diplomas

At graduation from high school, special recognition shall be awarded to those students whose academic achievements have been outstanding.

The Superintendent or designee shall identify high school students who have demonstrated mastery of the high school curriculum qualifying them for the Golden State Seal Merit Diploma.  (Education Code 51454)

Legal Reference:
35160 Authority of governing boards
35310-35319 Scholarship and loan funds
44015 Awards to employees and students
51450-51455  Golden State Seal Merit Diploma
Management Resources:
0620.09 Use of Categorical Funds for Motivation Incentives


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