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Awards For Achievement   

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The Superintendent or designee may appoint a committee at each school to consider awards for student accomplishments. This committee may consist of school administrators, teachers, parents/guardians, community members, and student representatives.

(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committees)

The committee shall submit recommendations for student awards to the Superintendent or designee for approval.

Individual awards in excess of $200 must be expressly approved by the Governing Board. (Education Code 44015)

Biliteracy Award

To be eligible to receive the district's biliteracy award upon graduation, a student shall:

1. Complete all requirements for a high school diploma, including all English language arts requirements, with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above as of fall semester, senior year, and earn a score of proficient or higher in English-Language Arts on the CST in Grade 11

2. Demonstrate proficiency in one or more languages other than English, by fulfilling at least one of the following requirements:

a. Receive a score of 4 or higher on the Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam for foreign language

(cf. 6141.5 - Advanced Placement)

b. Successfully complete a four-year course of study in the same foreign language, attaining an overall GPA of 3.0 or above in those courses

c. Pass a district-approved Bilingual Competency Examination

The Superintendent or designee shall annually distribute information about the eligibility requirements for the award and the application process to students in grade 12.

The Superintendent or designee shall affix an insignia to the diploma of each student awarded the biliteracy award.


approved: February 13, 2014 Santa Clara, California