Honour Roll Policy

Honour Roll is based on Rockridge Secondary School or West Vancouver School District performance. External courses (courses outside of Rockridge Secondary School or West Vancouver School District) will not be included in the Honour Roll calculation. A student on the Dogwood program has their Honour Roll status calculated using their top six or seven courses depending on their grade. Students enrolled in the Pursuit program may have their honour Roll status calculated on all enrolling courses if they do not meet the minimum enrollment requirements for their grade as described below. A student on the Evergreen program has their Honour Roll status calculated based on meeting the outcomes of their Individual Education Plan. Each student who achieves honour roll will be presented with a Certificate of Achievement. Specific grade requirements are listed below:

Grades 8-10

  • Honour Roll status will be calculated based on a student’s 7 best courses using final International Baccalaureate (IB) grades or final letter grades/percentage marks for non-IB courses.
    • A calculated average of an IB final grade of 5 or higher and an average of 79.5% – 85.4% 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 85.5% – 100% for non-IB courses will be recognized as Honours with Distinction.
  • Students must not have a failing grade in any of their enrolling courses (less than a level 3 in IB; less than 50% in non-IB)
  • Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills are important. Students must complete and submit their ATL skill reflections within the school year.
  • Students must successfully complete Career Education 8, 9 or Personal Project 10; however, those marks are not included in honour roll calculations.
  • Grade 8s & 9s must complete 5 or 10 hours of approved community service (respectively) and complete a reflection. At this time grade 10s do not have a service requirement.
  • 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 (term three) report card will be used to calculate Honour Roll status for students in grade 11. The term two report card will be used to calculate Honour Roll status for students in grade 12.
  • Honour Roll will be calculated based on a student’s 6 best courses with letter grades/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 (less than 50%) in any of their enrolling courses
  • Work habits are important. Grade 11 students who earn an “N” (Needs Improvement) for their work habits on their term three report card are not eligible for Honour Roll. Grade 12 students who earn an “N” for their work habits on their term two report card or whose work habits decline significantly in term three are not eligible for 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:
    • Career Life Connections, Academic Tutorial, and Learning Assistance can be included provided that at least six enrolling courses have letter grades/percentages assigned to calculate the overall average.

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