Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Awards and Recognition

CARSON GRAHAM AWARDS

Grade 12 Awards - Grad Ceremony, June 2017 

*Note: Carson Graham's Award process is currently under review and changes may be reflected in the format of recognition ceremonies for the 2017/18 school year.

ACADEMIC 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 CERTIFICATE (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 / CITIZENSHIP AWARDS

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

SERVICE AWARDS CERTIFICATES (12)

Service awards are presented for 30 hours or more of service in one school year.

 

IB AWARDS

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 STUDENT AWARDS

OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (12)

Awarded to a grade 12 international student 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 (12)

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 (12)

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 (12)

This award goes to a student whose conduct embodies a supportive and encouraging attitude.

 

OUTSTANDING ATHLETES AWARDS (12)

Athletes of the Year (MALE & 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 (12)

Scholar Athlete of the Year awards (MALE & 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 (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.

 

OUTSTANDING SENIOR MUSICIAN (12)

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 & CITIZENSHIP (12)

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.


CARSON GRAHAM FALL AWARDS

 Grade 8 - 11 Awards  -  Fall Awards Ceremony 2017 

*Note: Recognition certificates for some awards will be mailed out at the end of the school year (June) as indicated in the award descriptions below

ACADEMIC AWARDS

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 CURRICULAR CERTIFICATE AWARDS (10)

Awarded to the TOP grade 10 student 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.

 

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.

   *Certificates of Recognition will be mailed out in June 2017

 

LEARNERS OF DISTINCTION AWARDS (8-10)   HONOUR ROLL (11)

Students enrolled in the IB Middle Years Program (Grades 8-10) at Carson Graham are considered for academic recognition as Learners of Distinction. All Carson Graham students in Grade 11 and 12, including IB Diploma Programme students, are considered for Honour Roll recognition. Full criteria outlining eligibility for these awards is detailed at the end of this document.

 

Students on the Carson Graham Learner of Distinction and Honour Roll lists will have their names posted in the Agora display cases as well as published on the Carson Graham website: http://www.sd44.ca/school/carson/Pages/default.aspx. > Programs and Services > Awards and Recognition. 

   *Certificates of Recognition will be mailed out in June 2017

 

SERVICE / CITIZENSHIP AWARDS

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.

 

200 HOUR SERVICE AWARDS (8-11)

These are awarded to students who have volunteered 200 hours or more of service in one school year in a variety of activities.

 

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.

*Cards and pins will be mailed out in June 2017

 

SERVICE AWARDS CERTIFICATES (8-11)

Service awards are presented for 30 hours or more of service in one school year.   

   *Certificates of Recognition will be mailed out in June 2017

 

IB AWARDS

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.

 

MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME 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.

   *Certificates of Recognition will be mailed out in June 2017

 

ATHLETIC AWARDS

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARDS (8-10)

Athletes of the Year (MALE & 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 & 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.

 

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

This award goes to a student whose conduct embodies a supportive and encouraging attitude.

 

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.

 

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.

   *Certificates of Recognition will be mailed out in June 2017

 

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.

   *Certificates of Recognition will be mailed out in June 2017

 

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 significantly 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. 


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Academic Recognition:  CG Learners of Distinction & Honour Roll

DISTRICT HONOUR ROLL CRITERIA

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%

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

  • An Incomplete (I) or Failing (F) grade or
  • A "Needs Improvement" (N) for a Work Habit 

Note: 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. 

 

CG LEARNERS OF DISTINCTION CRITERIA

Learners of Distinction (GR 8-10) will be determined based on the student's Final Level for each course received in June:

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

2. Students will NOT be eligible if in any course, a student receives:
       Incomplete (I) or  "Needs Improvement" (N) for a Work Habit

3. Students must earn a final level of 6-7 for recognition

4. Students must complete community service hours by end of Term 3

5. Grade 10 students must complete Personal Project