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Awards For Achievement   

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The Board of Trustees encourages excellence as a goal for all students and wishes to publicly recognize students for unique or exemplary achievements in academic, extracurricular or community service activities. The purpose of such awards shall be consistent with school goals.

(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

(cf. 5127 - Graduation Ceremonies and Activities)

Student awards may include verbal recognition, a letter, a certificate, a Board resolution, public ceremony, trophy, gift, plaque or cash gift.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop procedures for the appropriate selection of student award recipients.

Merit Diplomas

At graduation from high school, special recognition shall be awarded to those students whose academic achievements have been outstanding.

The Superintendent or designee shall identify high school students who have demonstrated mastery of the high school curriculum qualifying them for the Golden State Seal Merit Diploma. (Education Code 51454)

Scholarship and Loan Fund

The Board shall maintain a scholarship and loan fund which may be used to provide interest-free loans for educational advancement, scholarship or grants-in-aid to bona fide organizations, students or graduates of district schools. (Education Code 35315)

(cf. 1260 - Educational Foundation)

(cf. 3290 - Gifts, Grants and Bequests)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

35160 Authority of governing boards

35310-35319 Scholarship and loan funds

44015 Awards to employees and students

51450-51455 Golden State Seal Merit Diploma

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

876 Golden State Seal Merit Diploma

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Department of Education, Golden State Seal Merit Diploma: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/meritdiploma.asp

CSBA: http://www csba.org

Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Adopted: May 3, 2005 Atascadero, California