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9.29- AR HONORS AND RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS

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TALBOT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
POLICY CODE
9.29-AR
EASTON, MD 21601
ENDORSED: 09/14/94
REVIEWED: 07/30/10
REVISED: 02/23/11



HONORS AND RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS - AR

I. Honor Rolls

A. Establishment

An honor roll shall be established at each middle and high school.

B. Eligibility and Selection

1. Students are eligible for the honor roll list in grades six through twelve.

2. Students whose quarter average is 85 percent or above will be named to the honor roll provided they have no more than one course average that falls within the 75-79.4% range.

3. Students who have no quarter averages that are less than 89.5% will be named to the distinguished honor roll.

4. Grade weights for designated courses shall be calculated by multiplying the assigned grade value by a constant weighting factor of 1.05.

5. At the Middle School and High School level the Honor Roll will be published after each marking period.

6. Requirements, eligibility, and selection, shall be presented to students in printed form, such as a student handbook, during the month of September of each year.

II. Honor Societies

A. Establishment

The establishment of an Honor Society at Middle and High School levels is encouraged. The Handbooks of the National Junior Honor Society and the National Honor Society may provide guidance in establishing such organizations.

HONORS AND RECOGNITION OF STUDENTS

B. Selection of Members

1. The selection procedure shall be determined at the building level and must be published in a Student Handbook each year.

2. Selection criteria may include, but shall not be limited to academic achievements, extracurricular activities, clubs, teams, leadership positions, community activities, work experiences, and awards.

III. Other Recognition and Incentive Programs

A. Each school is strongly encouraged to recognize students for achievements other than academic performance.

B. Such programs may include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

1. Principal's Award

2. Principal's Club

3. Gold Ticket Program

4. Student of the Month

5. Citizenship Award

6. Drawings

7. Community Service Awards

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