Recognition for Excellence
The following scale for marks is used at NPSS:
A: 86% to 100%
B: 73% to 85%
C: 60% to 66%
C-: 50% to 59%
C+: 67% to 72%
“In Progress” or “Incomplete” (I) means the student, for a variety of reasons, is not demonstrating minimally acceptable performance in relation to the expected learning outcomes.
The Honour Roll recognizes academic achievement throughout the year. A seven-point scale is used in its calculation with an A=7, B=6, C+=5 and so on. For the purposes of Honour Roll calculation, only marks at C or above will be used. In addition, there must be no “N’s” for work habits or incident(s) of suspension from class/school for that term.
A stamp on the report card will indicate honours standing. To receive special Honour Roll recognition at the end of the year, a student must have qualified for Honour Roll status three consecutive terms. In June, students will be recognized for achieving this status.
Principal’s List 7.0 point average
Gold Honours 6.5 point average
Burgundy Honours 6.0 point average
The status of a student with one or more Incomplete (I) as a grade will NOT qualify for the Honour Roll unless the student has completed the required work to have the I changed to a regular grade. Each situation will be reviewed on an individual basis, as some programs require a different evaluation process.
This recognition will be given to students who have demonstrated good work ethics. Report card symbols “E”, “G”, “S”, and “N” are used as indicators.
The symbols are based on student attendance, attitude, behaviour, effort, participation, preparation, and general work ethic. In order to achieve recognition for Work Ethics, a student must:
- Be enrolled in three or more courses per semester have all “E” or “G” work ethic symbols
Work Habits Rubric
|EXCELLENT (E)||GOOD (G)||SATISFACTORY (S)||NEEDS IMPROVEMENT (N)|
|Attendance||Always attends class (unless excused)||Consistently attends class (unless excused)||Usually attends class||Frequently absent|
|Punctuality||Always on time||Consistently on time||Usually on time||Frequently late (habitually)|
|Prepared materials||Always prepared for class||Consistently prepared for class||Usually prepared for class||Unprepared for class|
|Task Completion||Assignments are always completed||Assignments are completed consistently||Assignments are usually completed||Assignments often incomplete / not done|
|Academic Integrity||Work is original. Where appropriate sources are accurately cited.||Work is original. Where appropriate sources are consistently cited.||Work is original. Where appropriate sources are usually cited.||Work is not original. Sources not cited.|
|Participation||High degree of positive and meaningful participation initiated by student||Participates and/or makes a positive contribution in class||Usually participates and/or makes a positive contribution in class||Seldom participates and rarely contributes in class|
|Follows Instructions||Always listens and follows teacher instructions||Consistently listens and follows teacher instructions||Usually listens and follows teacher instructions||Rarely listens and follows teacher instructions|
|Respect for Diversity||Always interacts with those who differ in opinion||Interacts with those who differ in opinion||Usually interacts with those who differ in opinion||May passively avoid working with those who differ in some way|
|Focus||Always works without direct supervision; always on task||Works without direct supervision: on task||Usually works without direct supervision: on task||Seldom works without direct supervision|
|Responsibility for Work||Actively seeks out personal growth and learning opportunities||Seeks extra help when needed||Usually seeks extra help when needed||Does not seek help when needed|