The Excellence Award

  • Leyden Excellence Award

     
     
    We are very excited to recognize our Excellence Award winners at graduation.  This special recognition is what we believe as a district every one of our students should be striving for.  In 2012, administrators, teachers, and most importantly students met to establish key categories that define excellence at Leyden.  We believe that if a student achieves all seven of these qualifications they deserve special recognition and mention at the end of their high school careers.  We also believe that every student entering Leyden has the opportunity to earn the Excellence Award.

    Here are the 7 categories that will be used when determining recipients. 
     
    • Participate in two clubs, sports, and/or activities during his/her high school career.
    • Demonstrate community involvement by volunteering for 20 hours during his/her high school career.
    • Earn 24 credits.
    • Earn a 2.5 GPA.
    • Demonstrate good citizenship with no suspensions or athletic code violations.
    • Maintain a 95% attendance rate during his/her junior and senior  years.
    • Complete a capstone  or Advanced Placement course.

     
    Any questions? Please see Mr. Markey (East Leyden Principal), Dr. Bonuma (West Leyden Principal), Ms. Gavin (East Leyden Student Activities) or Dr. Ruffolo (West Leyden Student Activities). 
     
  • On the Path to Excellence  

    On the Path to Excellence  

     
    While the Excellence Award is issued upon graduation, Leyden High Schools would like to recognize the students that are on their way to earning this award. This provides an excellent opportunity for Leyden High Schools to recognize the variety of talented students in our district. Students who meet the below criteria will be invited to a celebratory breakfast on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019.
     
    Below are the expectations by grade level:

    Grade

    Service Hours

    GPA

    Capstone / AP Course

    Credits Earned

    Attendance Rate

    Clubs / Sports

    Citizenship

    Freshman:

    5 Hours

    2.5

    N/A

    3

    95%

    N/A

    Yes

    Sophomore:

    10 Hours

    2.5

    N/A

    9

    95%

    1

    Yes

    Junior:

    15 Hours

    2.5

    N/A

    15

    95%

    2

    Yes

    Senior:

    20 Hours

    2.5

    1 Course

    21

    95%

    2

    Yes

    Any questions about this event? Please see Mr. Holthouse (Director of Careers and Community Outreach)

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