Honour Roll Policy

Honour Roll is based on Rockridge Secondary School or West Vancouver School District performance.  External courses (courses not taken at Rockridge Secondary School or in the West Vancouver School District) will not be included in the Honour Roll calculation.  A student on the Dogwood program has their Honour Roll calculated using their top six or seven courses depending on their grade.  Students enrolled in Pursuit (Formerly Super Achievers) will have their Honour Roll status calculated on all of their courses enrolling courses, if they do not meet the minimum requirements below, regardless of their grade.  A student on the Evergreen program, has their Honour Roll status calculated based on meeting the outcome of their individual education program.  All students achieving honour roll will be presented with Certificates of Achievement.  Specific grade requirements are listed below:

Grades 8-10

  • Honour Roll will be calculated based on student’s 7 best courses with final International Baccalaureate (IB) grades or final letter grades/percentage marks using the final report card.
  • Honour Roll is calculated by averaging final IB grades (1-7) in IB Courses and/or final percentage marks in non-IB courses
    • A calculated average of an IB final grade of 5 or higher and an average of 77.5% – 86.4% for non-IB courses will be recognized as Honours.
    • A calculated average of an IB final grade of 6 or higher and an average of 86.5% – 100% for non-IB courses will be recognized as Honours with Distinction.
  • Students must not have a failing grade.
  • Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills are important. Students who receive an “N” (Novice) for any one of their ATL marks on the final term’s report card are not eligible for the Honour Roll.
  • Students must successfully complete Career Education 8 and 9 and Personal Project 10. However, those marks are not included in the calculations.
  • Students must complete the community service requirements for the year.
  • Those students who receive an “I” on their final report card will have their honour roll status calculated upon conversion of the “I”.
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of eight courses at Rockridge Secondary School or in the West Vancouver School District

Grades 11-12

  • The final report card will be used to calculate Honour Roll status for students in grade 11 and the term two report card will be used to calculate Honour Roll status for grade 12 students.
  • Honour Roll will be calculated based on student’s 6 best courses with letter grades/percentage marks.
  • Honour Roll is calculated by averaging percentage marks
    • A calculated average percentage of 79.5% – 85.4% will be recognized as Honours.
    • A calculated average percentage of 85.5% – 100% will be recognized as Honours with Distinction.
  • Students must not have a failing grade.
  • Work habits are important. Grade 11 students who receive an “N” (Needs Improvement) in their work habits on their final term’s report card are not eligible for the Honour Roll. Grade 12 students who receive an “N” in their work habits on their second term’s report card or if their work habits decline significantly in the third term are not eligible for the Honour Roll.
  • Those students who receive an “I” on their report card will have their Honour Roll status calculated upon conversion of the “I”.
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of eight courses at Rockridge Secondary School or in the West Vancouver School District.
  • For Grade 11 students, Academic Tutorial and Learning Assistance can be included in the minimum eight courses, although. Six of the eight courses, which students are enrolled in, must have letter grades/percentages assigned to calculate the overall average.
  • For Grade 12 students, Grad Transitions, Academic Tutorial, and Learning Assistance can be included in the minimum eight courses. Six of the eight courses, which students are enrolled in, must have letter grades/percentages assigned to calculate the overall average.

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