Newport-Mesa USD | BP 5126 Students
Awards For Achievement
The Governing Board encourages excellence as a goal for all students and wishes to publicly recognize students for exemplary achievement in academic, athletic, extracurricular, or community service activities.
(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)
(cf. 5127 - Graduation Ceremonies and Activities)
(cf. 6142.4 - Service Learning/Community Service Classes)
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 criteria for the selection of student award recipients.
Requests for student participation in contests sponsored by community organizations shall be evaluated by the principal on the instructional value and the effect upon the total school program and individual participant.
Contests may be authorized by the principal for school/student participation during the course of each year in accordance with the potential value to the individual student and the instructional program.
Golden State Seal Merit Diploma
At graduation from high school, special recognition shall be awarded to those students whose academic achievements in core curriculum areas 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)
(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)
The district shall present the State Seal of Biliteracy to each graduating high school student who has attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. (Education Code 51460-51464)
(cf. 6142.2 - World/Foreign Language Instruction)
(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)
In order to affirm the value of bilingualism and encourage students' enrollment in world language programs, the Superintendent or designee may present awards at appropriate grade levels to recognize the pursuit and/or attainment of grade-level proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English.
Scholarship and Loan Fund
The Board shall establish and 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 35310, 35315)
(cf. 1260 - Educational Foundation)
(cf. 3290 - Gifts, Grants and Bequests)
35160 Authority of governing boards
44015 Awards to employees and students
52164.1 Assessment of English language skills of English learners
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
876 Golden State Seal Merit Diploma
1632 Credit for private school foreign language instruction
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California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
Californians Together: http://www.californianstogether.org
Policy NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: February 12, 2013 Costa Mesa, California