Student Recognition & Honor Roll FAQs

What is a Dana Student Recognition Assembly & when is it held?
The Dana Student Recognition Assembly is an opportunity to acknowledge students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment towards demonstrating the values and beliefs we are promoting in our students. Students are eligible to receive two types of awards:

  •  Academic Recognition - Academic GPA of 3.25 or greater (note this criteria may change with implementation of standards-based grading)
  •  Character Recognition - Students are recognized for their grit/resilience, honesty, kindness/empathy, responsibility, and courage. Each teacher identifies one student per category.

 At the end of the year we will also recognize 14 Outstanding Students in the following categories;

  • Leadership Award
  • Richard Henry Dana Mariner Award
  • Award for Innovative Thinking
  • Larry Zeiger Award for the Arts
  • Tariq Khamisa Peace Award
  • OB People's Co-Op Go Green Award
  • Award for Physical Excellence.

Students are recognized at the end of the year. Students selected to participate in the student recognition assembly will receive an invite prior to the event.

 Is this policy new?
Yes. Prior to the 2018-19 school year students were only recognized for meeting academic and citizenship requirements. This was formerly known as "Honor Roll". The celebration of character traits was not incorporated into our Honor Roll program. We changed our policy to better align with key concepts we are promoting with students through "The Pointer Way". Please click this link to learn more about The Pointer Way.

 How do students qualify?
Academic Recognition is based solely upon the Academic GPA. The Academic GPA is included on the semester report card. Academic GPAs are weighted based upon the frequency which a class occurs. Follow this link to learn how to calculate a GPA.

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