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Somerdale Park Renaissance Program

 

 

RENAISSANCE PROGRAM


The Renaissance Program is a concept and an attitude. It is an incredible program that rewards students and staff for their achievements. Renaissance isn’t just a program, though. It’s a process that encourages academic excellence, improvement, and citizenship. Founded by educators in 1988, it was created to recognize and reward the academic achievements of students from elementary school through college. Its primary goals are to increase student performance and teacher enthusiasm, and raise the level of community participation in schools. Renaissance schools often focus their program on four target areas:

– Increasing student attendance

– Improving overall academic performance

– Increasing graduation rates

– Creating a positive, safe school environment


In schools that use the Renaissance Program as part of their curriculum, administrators, teachers and staff have noted positive progress in areas such as:

– Grades

– Standardized test scores

– Attendance

– Discipline

Additionally, a Renaissance school uses motivational concepts to reward and recognize the individuals who make school a better and more positive place. We here at Somerdale BELIEVE in the Renaissance Program and see the positive affect that it has on our students. Please visit the school website to see the criteria for receiving a Renaissance Card.  

MEMBERSHIP AND REWARDS

The Renaissance Card Program is based on marking period grades (Core Academic Subjects) and serves to recognize tangible incentives, many provided by local and national businesses. Students become eligible each marking period according to their cumulative grade average as described below:


New this year 2016-2017:

1. Summer reading and project must be completed no later than September 9 in order to be eligible for first marking period Renaissance.

2. Summer math Classworks project must have been completed no later than the August 19th due date in order to be eligible for the first marking period Renaissance.

3. MAP Testing – Students are encouraged to meet their individual RIT scores. Meeting projected RIT scores will entitle the student to additional perks depending on his/her current card status for EOY Cinemark Movies Trip (3-4) and Wildwood Trip (5-8). Students meeting their projected RIT score who do not meet other Renaissance criteria will be considered for a VIP card.


Gold: ALL A’s

Maximum of 2 unexcused absences/ 1 unexcused lateness per quarter (VP discretion)

No discipline referrals

No D’s or Failing Grades

Participation in a school sponsored club, sport, or organization (default white card if not participation)

BLUE: ALL A’s and B’s

Maximum of 2 unexcused absences/ 1 unexcused lateness per quarter (VP discretion)

No discipline referrals

No D’s or Failing grades

Participation in a school sponsored club, sport, or organization (default white card if no participation)


White
: ALL A’s, B’s and C’s

Maximum of 2 unexcused absences/ 1 unexcused lateness per quarter (VP discretion)

No discipline referrals

No D’s or Failing grades

VIP: 
Teacher Recommendation

Student must have shown improvement from one marking period to the next

Students will NOT be entitled to any in-school Privileges

Can only receive VIP Card one time during the school year!