Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Awards and Recognition

​Grade 12 Awards Presented at Grad Ceremony in June 

​*scroll down to find Grade 8-11 Awards Presented at the Fall Ceremony in September​ 

District Honor Roll Criteri​a

1. Honour Roll with Distinction – grades averaging 89.5% or higher

2. Honour Roll – grades averaging 85.5% to 89.4%

3. Honourable Mention – grades averaging between 79.5%-85.4% [not recognized at the year end ceremony]

4.  Must be taking eligible courses with the North Vancouver School District, including NVDL (counts for eligibility but not toward percentage).

5. The following number of school-based courses are counted for each grade: Grades 8-10: 8 courses, Grade 11: 7 courses, Grade 12: 6 courses plus Grad Transitions or the equivalent of a full program load

6. Will not be eligible if in any course, a student receives

  1. an Incomplete (I) or Failing (F) grade or
  2. a "Needs Improvement" (N) for a Work Habit *any course refers to all student courses (not just counting courses)

7. Courses not eligible: Teacher Assistant 11, Transition Planning 12, Leadership 11, Career Prep and Work Experience and any other course less than a full four credits. 

Honour Roll with Distinction and Honour Roll recognition will be presented at the awards ceremony; calculations will be based on the first two terms. Honourable Mention is not recognized at the awards ceremony.

Learners of Distinction and Honour Roll recognition will be posted in the Agora display cases at Carson Graham and put on the Carson Graham website http://www.sd44.ca/school/carson/Pages/default.aspx. > Programs and Services > Awards and Recognition. Students on the final - June Learner of Distinction list and Honour Roll with Distinction and Honour Roll list will have their photo taken for the school yearbook. ​

GENERAL SCHOOL  AWARDS

OUTSTANDING SCHOLARS AWARD (12)
Scholars of the Year are recognized for their outstanding achievement and commitment to learning. These are awarded to the top student(s) from each grade who have achieved the highest overall level or percentage, considering a full load of courses, taken during the year, in addition to their leadership qualities and positive contributions to the classroom learning environment
 
EAGLE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE (12)
Awarded grade 12 students who have achieved Honour Roll status on all reports cards over their five (12) years in high school.
 
SUBJECT CERTIFICATE AWARDS (12)
Awarded to students who have had outstanding achievement in the subject and have demonstrated a strong commitment to the subject area.
 
SUBJECT CURRICULAR PLAQUES (Senior)
​Senior: Awarded to the TOP grade 12 student(s) from each curricular area based upon performance from grade 8-12. These students have demonstrated outstanding achievement, a strong commitment to the subject area and considerable growth in the curricular area over a period of five years.
 
SERVICE AWARDS CERTIFICATES (12)
Service awards are presented for 30 hours or more of service in one school year.
 
100 HOUR SERVICE PINS (12)
These are awarded to students who have volunteered 100 hours or more of service in one school year in a variety of activities.
 
200 HOUR SERVICE PLAQUES (12)
These are awarded to students who have volunteered 200 hours or more of service in one school year in a variety of activities.
 
SPIRIT OF THE EAGLE – Top Citizenship (12)
Awarded at each grade level to students who demonstrate outstanding effort and continued commitment to improving the school and community through volunteer work and active service. These students uphold the values of honesty, integrity, courteousness and respect; they give freely of their time and resources and exhibit genuine interest in service learning or volunteerism.  Awards are based upon number of hours and a variety of activities.
   
IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME HONOUR AWARD (12)
Awarded to the Grade 12 IB Diploma candidate who most embodies the attributes of the IB Learner Profile. It is awarded to the student whose excellence has been demonstrated across both core and academic requirements of the IB Diploma Programme.
 
IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (12)
Awarded to the IB Diploma student who achieves Carson Graham Secondary School’s highest overall diploma score in his or her graduating class. This award will be acknowledged at the Awards Ceremony of the subsequent school year as results are released in July.
 
OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (12)
Awarded to a student at each grade level who takes a full course load and who is engaged and involved in the school and the broader community. In addition, the recipient must be achieving his or her academic potential.
 
OUTSTANDING INDIGENOUS STUDENT (12)
Awarded to a grade 12 Indigenous Student who is taking a full course load and who embodies Indigenous pride in the school and in the broader community. In addition, this student demonstrates significant leadership and is achieving his or her academic potential.
 
PRINCIPAL’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE (12)
Each year the Principal selects outstanding Grade 12 students who exemplify the true spirit of Carson Graham Secondary. These students have achieved their academic potential and have participated actively and positively both in curricular and co-curricular areas.
 
VICE PRINCIPALS’ AWARD (12)
Each year the Vice Principals select a member of the graduating class who has made the greatest turn around in his or her academic profile and in his or her approach to school since grade eight.
 

ATHLETIC AWARDS

SENIOR BLOCK
Awarded to any athlete no more than once when the athlete has reached a minimum of 25 points awarded by his or her coaches (at a maximum of 10 point per major sport and 5 point per minor sport) collectively throughout grades 12 at Carson.
 
SENIOR PLAQUE
Awarded to any athlete no more than once when the athlete has reached a minimum of 50 points awarded by his or her coaches (at a maximum of 10 point per major sport and 5 point per minor sport) collectively throughout grades 12 at Carson.
 
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
This award goes to a student whose conduct embodies a supportive and encouraging attitude.
 
OUTSTANDING ATHLETES AWARDS (Senior)
Athletes of the Year (MALE AND FEMALE) awards are determined by the Athletic Council. Athletes receive points for each school sport they take part in and the athletes in each grade with the highest point totals for the year are considered for the award. Athletes of the Year candidates must have participated on three or more teams or were standouts on two teams, demonstrated both a high level of skill and significant leadership and are respected by their peers and by the faculty.
 
SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARDS (Senior)
Scholar Athlete of the Year awards (MALE AND FEMALE) are determined by the Athletic Council. Athletes receive points for each school sport they take part in and the athletes in each grade with the highest point totals for the year are considered for the award. Scholar Athletes of the Year candidates are chosen based on the following criteria: students demonstrate a balance between their academic and athletic endeavors by participating on two or more teams while maintaining a high academic average, demonstrate both a high level of skill in athletics and significant leadership in the school community and are respected by their peers and by the faculty.
 

FINE ARTS AWARDS

SENIOR FINE ARTS AWARD SENIOR FINE ARTS AWARD (12)
Awarded to a Grade 11 or Grade 12 student who has excelled in two Fine Arts areas for at least two years and who has been involved in at least two performing groups. Special consideration will be given to students who demonstrate a superior understanding and passion for the fine arts. The award recipient must be well rounded, have demonstrated citizenship and have a positive attitude in the school environment.

TRIPLE THREAT AWARD (12)
May be awarded to well-rounded performers who display skills in acting, singing and dancing, with above average skill in each area. The recipient must be enrolled in at least TWO of the following performing groups: drama, musical theatre, dance, and choir.

MUSIC AWARDS
OUTSTANDING SENIOR MUSICIAN
This award is given to a student who is in grade 12 and, in exceptional circumstances when there is more than one eligible candidate, may be awarded to a maximum of three students. The recipient(s) has been involved in the music department for a minimum of two years, has demonstrated above average musicianship skills, has demonstrated excellent leadership skills, and has exemplified the definition of a team player in the music department. Special consideration is given to student(s) who are in both band and choir. 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT AWARD FOR MUSICIANSHIP AND CITIZENSHIP
This award is given to a grade 12 student who has contributed significantly to the music department in his or her years in music at Carson Graham. Excellent musicianship skills are a requirement but, just as important, leadership in all facets of the music department, a willingness to assist others and, when applicable, contributing to successful music tours are all considered. Special consideration is given to the student(s) who are in both band and choir.
​​Grade 8-11 Awards Presented at Fall Ceremony in September 

Academic Recognition: Learners of Distinction & Honour Roll

 At Carson Graham we believe that students should be recognized for both academic success and character development. We want students to develop the strengths and qualities of a trustworthy, reliable, honest, and respectful person. We all need to learn how to be good leaders, responsible team members, careful, conscientious workers, and to build positive attitudes.

Given the changes in Carson Graham's assessment policy for the Middle Years Program (grade 8-10), the criteria for Honour Roll had to be adjusted. Staff and students had opportunity to provide input and as a result of the input gathered, the following system will be adapted for use with students in the Carson Graham IB Middle Years Program. With a new system comes a new name. Students will receive academic recognition as being a:

Learners of Distinction

For grade 8 – 10, a Learners of Distinction will be determined based on the student's Final Level for each course received in June. The criteria is as follows:

1. 8 school-based courses must be taken *must be taking eligible courses with the North Vancouver School District, including NVDL.

2. Will not be eligible if in any course, a student receives: an Incomplete (I) or a "Needs Improvement" (N) for a Work Habit *any course refers to all student courses.​

Learners of Distinction Final list in June: each course is reviewed; students must earn a final level of 6-7 for recognition; as well as:

*complete community service hours by end of term 3 and          

*for grade 10 students: completion of Personal Project is required.​                                                                                                                 

Learners of Distinction recognition will be presented at the awards ceremony, calculations based on the Final List in June. Honourable Mention is not recognized at the awards ceremony.

District Honor Roll Criteri​a for Grade 11

1. Honour Roll with Distinction – grades averaging 89.5% or higher

2. Honour Roll – grades averaging 85.5% to 89.4%

3. Honourable Mention – grades averaging between 79.5%-85.4% [not recognized at the year end ceremony]

4.  Must be taking eligible courses with the North Vancouver School District, including NVDL (counts for eligibility but not toward percentage).

5. The following number of school-based courses are counted for each grade: Grades 8-10: 8 courses, Grade 11: 7 courses, Grade 12: 6 courses plus Grad Transitions or the equivalent of a full program load

6. Will not be eligible if in any course, a student receives

  1. an Incomplete (I) or Failing (F) grade or
  2. a "Needs Improvement" (N) for a Work Habit *any course refers to all student courses (not just counting courses)

7. Courses not eligible: Teacher Assistant 11, Transition Planning 12, Leadership 11, Career Prep and Work Experience and any other course less than a full four credits. 

Honour Roll with Distinction and Honour Roll recognition will be presented at the awards ceremony; calculations will be based on the first two terms. Honourable Mention is not recognized at the awards ceremony.

Learners of Distinction and Honour Roll recognition will be posted in the Agora display cases at Carson Graham and put on the Carson Graham website http://www.sd44.ca/school/carson/Pages/default.aspx. > Programs and Services > Awards and Recognition. Students on the final - June Learner of Distinction list and Honour Roll with Distinction and Honour Roll list will have their photo taken for the school yearbook. ​

GENERAL SCHOOL  AWARDS

MIDDLE YEARS PROGAMMME CERTIFICATE (10)
Certificates are awarded to grade 10 Middle Years Programme students who have successfully completed their Personal Projects, their community and service hours and have achieved the required points in their MYP courses as outlined here.
 
OUTSTANDING SCHOLARS AWARD (8-11)
Scholars of the Year are recognized for their outstanding achievement and commitment to learning. These are awarded to the top student(s) from each grade who have achieved the highest overall level or percentage, considering a full load of courses, taken during the year, in addition to their leadership qualities and positive contributions to the classroom learning environment
 
SUBJECT CERTIFICATE AWARDS (8-11)
Awarded to students who have had outstanding achievement in the subject and have demonstrated a strong commitment to the subject area.
 
SUBJECT CURRICULAR PLAQUES (Junior)
Junior: Awarded to the TOP grade 10 student(s) from each IB curricular area based upon performance from grades 8-10. These students have demonstrated outstanding achievement, a strong commitment to the subject area and considerable growth in the curricular area over a period of three years.
 
SERVICE AWARDS CERTIFICATES (8-11)
Service awards are presented for 30 hours or more of service in one school year​.
 
100 HOUR SERVICE PINS (8-11)
These are awarded to students who have volunteered 100 hours or more of service in one school year in a variety of activities.
 
200 HOUR SERVICE PLAQUES (8-12)
These are awarded to students who have volunteered 200 hours or more of service in one school year in a variety of activities.
 
SPIRIT OF THE EAGLE – Top Citizenship (8-11)
Awarded at each grade level to students who demonstrate outstanding effort and continued commitment to improving the school and community through volunteer work and active service. These students uphold the values of honesty, integrity, courteousness and respect; they give freely of their time and resources and exhibit genuine interest in service learning or volunteerism.  Awards are based upon number of hours and a variety of activities.
   
IB MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME HONOUR AWARD (GRADE 10)
Awarded to a grade 10 student who most embodies the attributes of the IB Learner Profile. It is awarded to a student who is well rounded, academically exceptional, and has participated a variety of Community and Service activities. This student embodies the ethos of the Personal Project.
 

ATHLETIC AWARDS

CERTIFICATE
Awarded to any athlete no more than once when the athlete has reached a minimum of 25 points awarded by his or her coaches (at a maximum of 10 point per major sport and 5 point per minor sport) collectively throughout grades 8 - 10 at Carson.
 
JUNIOR BLOCK
Awarded to any athlete no more than once when the athlete has reached a minimum of 50 points awarded by his or her coaches (at a maximum of 10 point per major sport and 5 point per minor sport) collectively throughout grades 8 - 10 at Carson.
 
JUNIOR PLAQUE
Awarded to any athlete no more than once when the athlete has reached a minimum of 75 points awarded by his or her coaches (at a maximum of 10 point per major sport and 5 point per minor sport) collectively throughout grades 8 - 10 at Carson.
 
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
This award goes to a student whose conduct embodies a supportive and encouraging attitude.
 
OUTSTANDING ATHLETES AWARDS (8-11)
Athletes of the Year (MALE AND FEMALE) awards are determined by the Athletic Council. Athletes receive points for each school sport they take part in and the athletes in each grade with the highest point totals for the year are considered for the award. Athletes of the Year candidates must have participated on three or more teams or were standouts on two teams, demonstrated both a high level of skill and significant leadership and are respected by their peers and by the faculty.
 
SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARDS (Junior)
Scholar Athlete of the Year awards (MALE AND FEMALE) are determined by the Athletic Council. Athletes receive points for each school sport they take part in and the athletes in each grade with the highest point totals for the year are considered for the award. Scholar Athletes of the Year candidates are chosen based on the following criteria: students demonstrate a balance between their academic and athletic endeavors by participating on two or more teams while maintaining a high academic average, demonstrate both a high level of skill in athletics and significant leadership in the school community and are respected by their peers and by the faculty.
 

FINE ARTS AWARDS

OUTSTANDING JUNIOR MUSICIAN
This award is given to a student who is in grade 9 or 10 and, in exceptional circumstances when there is more than one eligible candidate, may be awarded to a maximum of three students. The recipient(s) has been involved in the music department for a minimum of two years, has demonstrated above average musicianship skills, has demonstrated excellent leadership potential, and has contributed significantlly to the music department as a team player. Special consideration is given to student(s) who are in both band and choir. 

OUTSTANDING BAND AWARD
Awarded to a grade 9 or 10 student who is enrolled in both Concert Band and Jazz Band. This student has demonstrated an aptitude and a willingness to learn to play a variety of styles of jazz, a willingness to develop his or her improvisational skills, and who provides encouragement to others in the development of their improvisational skills.