Student Recognition

Honour Roll
Following each term, the Honour Roll is published in the school newsletter and on the school website. Students in Grades 8 through 12 who maintain an 83% or higher average, and meet the following criteria, are awarded Honour Roll status:
-    the calculation for Honour Roll is made on the student’s best six SDSS courses.
-    LAC, Strategies, ELL, and Peer Tutoring will not be included in the average percentage calculation
-    HACE, DPA, and Grad Transitions are not included in any calculations.
A special recognition event at the end of the year will take place to acknowledge students who have achieved Honour Roll and Principal’s List status for all three reporting periods. (NOTE- for the 2012-13 year only, the inclusion of Peer Tutoring in the calculation of Honour Roll and Principal’s List calculation will be grandfathered.)

Principal’s List
Following each term, the Principal’s List is published in the school newsletter and on the school website.  Students in Grades 8 through 12 who maintain a 92% average or higher and meet all of the Honour Roll criteria are awarded Principal’s List status. A special year-end recognition event will take place to acknowledge those students who have achieved Principal’s List status for all three reporting periods.

 “G” CLUB
Students who demonstrate excellent work habits are also recognized by the school community for their superb efforts.  After each reporting period, students who have earned “G” work habits in all their courses will receive a special recognition to congratulate them on their achievement. Online courses are not considered for “G” Club awards.

AWARDS CEREMONY
At year end, usually early in the month of June, a special Awards Ceremony is held in SD’s theatre.  Students who have excelled in a particular grade level or have had exceptional participation in a particular subject area are recognized this evening.  Students may receive awards for academics, school or community services, specialty achievement in an elective course, and/or athletics. Written invitations are sent home to students whose name is published on a special Awards List posted by the office in late May. Parents and friends of the award recipients are invited to share the enjoyment of this special evening with the entire SD community of students, families, and staff.