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Awards for Exemplary Student Performance

       

Students who demonstrate academic excellence and/or outstanding achievement may be eligible for one of the following awards:

1. Students who complete the requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma with an average grade of “B’ or better, and successfully complete at least one advanced placement course (AP), international baccalaureate (IB) or one college-level course for credit, will receive the Governor’s Seal on the diploma.

2. Students who complete the requirements for a Standard Diploma with an average grade of “A" will receive a Board of Education Seal on the diploma.

3. The Board of Education’s Career and Technical Education Seal will be awarded to students who earn a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma and complete a prescribed sequence of courses in a career and technical education concentration or specialization that they choose and maintain a “B” or better average in those courses; or (i) pass an examination in a career and technical education concentration or specialization that confers certification from a recognized industry, trade or professional association or (ii) acquire a professional license in that career and technical education field from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

4. The Board of Education’s Seal of Advanced Mathematics and Technology will be awarded to students who earn either a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma and (i) satisfy all of the mathematics requirements for the Advanced Studies Diploma (four units of credit including Algebra II; two verified units of credit) with a “B” average or better; and (ii) either (a) pass an examination in a career and technical education field that confers certification from a recognized industry, or trade or professional association; (b) acquire a professional license in a career and technical education field from the Commonwealth of Virginia; or (c) pass an examination approved by the Board that confers college-level credit in a technology or computer science area.

5. Students may receive other seals or awards for exceptional academic, career and technical, citizenship, or other exemplary performance in accordance with criteria defined by the local school board.


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