The Excellence Award

  • 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 25 hours during his/her high school career. (* 20 hours for 20-21 award due to COVID-19)
    • Earn 25 credits.
    • Earn a 2.8 GPA.
    • Demonstrate good behavior with no suspensions or athletic code violations.
    • Maintain a 95% attendance rate during his/her junior and senior years. (*not counted for 20-21 award due to COVID-19)
    • Complete a capstone or Advanced Placement course.

     
    Any questions? Please see Dr. Manola (East Leyden Principal), Mrs. Makishima (West Leyden Principal), Mrs. Gorskowski (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. This year's students who meet the below criteria will be honored on April 21st at East Leyden and April 28th at West Leyden.
     
    Below are the expectations by grade level:

    Grade

     Service Hours  

       GPA    

     Capstone / AP Course  

     Credits Earned  

     Attendance Rate

    *not counted for 2020-2021 (due to COVID-19)  

     Clubs / Sports  

     Behavior Referrals

    Freshman:

    5 Hours

    2.8

    N/A

    3

    95%

    N/A

    None

    Sophomore:

    10 Hours

    2.8

    N/A

    9

    95%

    1

    None

    Junior:

    15 Hours

    2.8

    N/A

    15

    95%

    2

    None

    Senior:

    25 Hours

    (* 20 hours for 20-21 award due to COVID-19)

    2.8

    1 Course

    25

    95%

    2

    None

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

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