At the end of every school year, students who achieved honours standing will be recognized based on the criteria below. Student names will appear on the Honour Board display case in the school. Student recognition for all Honours, Academic, Service Awards, and Scholarships takes place on Awards Night which occurs in October of every year. Requirements for these awards are indicated below.
To be eligible for the honours awards, students must achieve an average of 80% or higher, based on the Alexander Rutherford Scholarships criteria, as listed below. CALM will be used in the calculation for Gr. 11 marks only. Only courses taken at St. Francis Xavier during the academic school year will be considered. Courses used in the calculation must be consistent with the grade in which the student is registered, (Ex. A 30 LEVEL SUBJECT CANNOT BE USED TO CALCULATE HONORS STANDING IN GR. 11). ALL CALCULATIONS ARE BASED ON FINAL MARKS.
Alexander Rutherford Criteria is as follows:
An average of 80% or higher in five subjects:
- One of the English or Francais (Note: Francais and French are not the same course)
- At least TWO of the following:
- - Pure or Applied Math
- Science 10, 20, 30
- Social Studies
- Any language other the one used above
- Any two courses with a minimum three credit value at the Grade 10 and Grade 11 level and a minimum 5 credit value at the Grade 12 level including those listed above and combined CTS courses. CTS modules may be used as a 3 or 5 credit grouping.
All honour recipients will receive an honour pin at the Awards Night ceremony. Students attaining the ten highest averages in each grade will also receive a personalized plaque to honour their achievements.
For further information regarding the many available scholarships, grants and bursaries, contact school counsellor, Ms. Reeves at email@example.com or stop into the Student Services Office for more information.