It shall be the policy of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District to encourage academic excellence and to recognize students who have attained outstanding levels of academic achievement in secondary schools. The recognition program at the intermediate/middle school level shall consider the exploratory nature of the program, the effect of the initial experience with a departmentalized organization, and the continuing emphasis on skill development. The recognition program at the high school level shall consider the comprehensive nature of the curriculum, the variety of organized programs available to the student, and the need to minimize any stratification of programs.

The term "academic" as used in this policy refers to evaluation of performance as indicated by teacher-assigned grades.

As a minimum, such recognition will include the publication of semester honor rolls and the designation of appropriate awards and honors at or near the end of the school year.



Policy adopted: