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Academic Awards

Academic Awards

The academic award is awarded through Associated Student Body. The award is given to students who qualify with a 3.75 or better GPA for the term and who attend the academic award ceremony. During the ceremony, students are called up with their class to receive their letter (just like a varsity letter in sports) they have received the award. We ask that students dress in nice school clothes for the ceremony - no jeans, shorts, or t-shirts. Students who qualify for and attend all eight ceremonies will be allowed to wear the teal academic sash at graduation.
 
The academic award is based on a 3.75 average for Terms 1 and 2 for the spring ceremony and Terms 3 and 4 for the fall ceremony.
Renaissance

Renaissance

Renaissance is a nation-wide program designed to motivate and encourage students by rewarding academic excellence. The Renaissance program at Sheldon High School aims at creating and maintaining a culture in which academic achievement has the same prestige as athletic or artistic achievement. Renaissance employs similar motivational practices to those used in the business world. By providing tangible and visible incentives and rewards to students who improve their level of performance and to those who maintain high levels of achievement, Renaissance re-enforces the behavior that schools promote.
 
There are three levels of rewards:
Gold - 4.0 or better GPA
Silver - 3.0 or better GPA
 
Renaissance is a partnership between businesses, community leaders, and education, bringing ideas and people together in order to find ways for students to experience the joy of learning. The rewards at each level are shown below.
 
Gold (4.0+ GPA)
Silver (3.0+ GPA)
Express Lunch Pass
Two Academic Waivers*
Four Off-Campus Lunch Passes**
Discounts at Local Businesses
Express Lunch Pass
One Academic Waiver*
Two Off-Campus Lunch Passes**
Discounts at Local Businesses
 
*Subject to teacher approval and restrictions.

**Subject to parent permission each time.
 
Renaissance cards are processed for every student who qualifies, there is no application process. Cards are distributed at the Renaissance BBQ approximately two-three weeks after the term ends. Cards that are not picked up at the BBQ should be picked up in the Activities Office the following week during lunches. You must have your current school ID card with you when picking up your card. MISSING/LOST CARDS WILL NOT BE REPRINTED.