Honours, Principal’s List and Academic Achievement Awards

Honours Status will be granted to any Grade 8 and 9 student at MDJH who meets the following criteria:

  • Is on a prescribed program (Pathway 1 or Pathway 2)
  • Achieves an 80% in ALL subjects (except Band)

Principal’s List will be granted to any Grade 8 and 9 student at MDJH who meets the following criteria:

  • Is on a prescribed program (Pathway 1 or Pathway 2)
  • Achieves a 90% in ALL subjects (except Band)

Students receiving either of these awards will also receive a certificate with their final report card in June.

Academic Achievement Award for Grade 8 and 9:

Awarded to the students with the three highest averages in Grade 8 and 9. Eligible students must be on a Prescribed Curriculum and obtain a minimum of 80% in all subject areas. The calculation for highest average will be made using the five core subjects (ELA, Science, Math, Social Studies, and French)
Students will be presented with a certificate for first, second, and third place and their name will be placed on the Permanent Academic Excellence Plaque outside the office.

For the 2021 & 2022 school year, there are no number grades in Grade 7 Math due to Standards Based Assessment. Information about Standards Based Assessment was communicated during curriculum night by Math teachers and can be found on the school website. Students get multiple opportunities to rewrite assessments to make sure they attain excellence in each Learning Goal. As a result, the equivalent will be used:

Honours Status will be granted to any Grade 7 student at MDJH who meets the following criteria:

  • Is on a prescribed program (Pathway 1 or Pathway 2)
  • Achieves an 80% in ALL subjects (except Band). For Math, this will mean achieving an A, A+ or M in ALL 10 outcomes.

Principal’s List will be granted to any Grade 7 student at MDJH who meets the following criteria:

  • Is on a prescribed program (Pathway 1 or Pathway 2)
  • Achieves a 90% in ALL subjects (except Band). For Math, this will mean achieving an A+ or M in ALL 10 outcomes.

Students receiving either of these awards will receive a certificate with their final report card in June.

These criteria will be reviewed again, in 2022-2023 as Standards Based Assessment (SBA) moves into Grade 8 Math next year, followed by Grade 9 the year after.

Academic Achievement Award for Grade 7:
Awarded to the students with the three highest averages in Grade 7. Eligible students must be on a Prescribed Curriculum and obtain a minimum of 80% in all subject areas. The calculation for highest average will be made using four core subjects (ELA, Science, Social Studies, and French) and for Math, students must also achieve an M in ALL TEN Outcomes.

Students will be presented with a certificate for first, second, and third place and their name will be placed on the Permanent Academic Excellence Plaque outside the office.