HONORS & AWARDS POLICY

CIAS recognizes students throughout each school year in a number of ways. Awards, distinctions, and recognitions are documented on report cards and transcripts. These recognitions vary with the activities and involvements of the students, and may include, but are not limited to, music, dance, theater and sports accomplishments, academic successes, and recognition/awards for special projects, i.e., National History Week.
 

A Honor Roll Award

The A/B Honor Roll Award is given to CIAS students who made all A's during a school year. Home-based School students may receive A Honor Roll recognition on their Report Cards. Campus School students may also receive A Honor Roll recognition on their Report Cards; these Campus School students will be honored with certificates at the spring annual Award Ceremony.

A/B Honor Roll Award
The A/B Honor Roll Award is given to CIAS students who made mostly A’s and B’s during a school year; only one C grade is allowed. Home-based School students may receive A/B Honor Roll recognition on their Report Cards. Campus School students may also receive A/B Honor Roll recognition on their Report Cards; these Campus School students will be honored with certificates at the spring annual Award Ceremony.
 

Academic Excellence Award
The Academic Excellence Award is given to CIAS Campus School students who have achieved the highest level of discipline, academic accomplishment, and model behavior of all our Campus School students during this school year. Many of these students finished their grade-level schoolwork by Spring Break and began their next grade level courses in the 4th quarter. These Campus School students will be honored with certificates and trophies at the spring annual Award Ceremony. Recipients are listed on this page:

 

 

GRADUATING SENIOR AWARDS
CIAS offers three awards to the graduating class of high school seniors each spring during the Graduation Commencement Ceremony:
 

Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude Honor Roll
This award/certificate/trophy is awarded to students who maintained a 3.5, 3.8, or 4.0 GPA throughout the four years of high school.

Principal’s Award
This award/certificate/trophy is awarded to seniors who have persevered in their academics, demonstrated a servant’s spirit, served the Lord in his/her church, local community, and school (CIAS) throughout the four years of high school.

Academic Excellence Award
This award/certificate/trophy is awarded to seniors who have achieved the highest level of discipline, academic accomplishment, and model behavior of all our Campus School students throughout the four years of high school.

Christian Character Award
This award/certificate/trophy is awarded to seniors who have worked diligently on his/her academics, shown a faithful spirit in acquiring knowledge, overcome adversity, modeled a Christ-like character, and ministered the love of Jesus to his/her fellow students.


Salutatorian
The Salutatorian is chosen based upon the following criteria:

  • Stayed on the Summa or Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll throughout high school 

  • Second-highest unweighted GPA of the graduating senior class 

  • May have dual enrolled at a local college or university

  • Taken at least one ACT and/or SAT and/or made the second-highest score

  • Completed a minimum of 100 hours of Volunteer Community Service

  • Maintained excellent citizenship throughout high school

  • Willing to give a presentation during the spring graduation ceremony

  • Plans to attend a college or university following high school


Valedictorian
The Valedictorian is chosen based upon the following criteria:

  • Stayed on the Summa or Magna Cum Laude Honor Roll throughout high school

  • Highest unweighted GPA of the graduating senior class 

  • May have dual enrolled at a local college or university

  • Taken at least one ACT and/or SAT and/or made the highest score

  • Completed a minimum of 100 hours of Volunteer Community Service

  • Maintained excellent citizenship throughout high school

  • Willing to prepare and give a speech during the spring graduation ceremony

  • Plans to attend a college or university following high school