Graduation Awards

When your student graduates from Canyon High School, he or she will have the opportunity to walk away with much more than a diploma. Our seniors may graduate with the distinction of Scholar, Artist, Athlete, Community Servant, or Pathway Completer, or all five. Your son and daughter is also eligible for Department Laureates and other Graduation Awards and Scholarships--some described further below. These additional honors are the Tribe's way of acknowledging the hard work and dedication of our students, especially those 'unsung heroes' who have made our community the special place it is.

 

Laureates

Each department, using its own criteria, selects a maximum of five nominees. One is recognized as the most outstanding graduate in the department.  Laureates are awarded at the Senior Awards Ceremony.

Gleitsman Award

One senior boy and one senior girl who have served the school in an outstanding manner are chosen by a vote of the faculty. Criteria: academic achievement, service to Canyon High and involvement in school activities. This award is given at the Senior Awards Ceremony.

Principal’s Scholarship

Greg Jones Award

Alonzo Berton Award

Jennifer Calinan Service Award

National Merit Finalists

Sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The PSAT taken in the junior year serves as the basis for semifinalist selection. Finalists compete for scholarships from $250 to $6,000.

PTSA Scholarship

Schools First Scholarship

NHS Awards

Graduating With Honors

Student with a cumulative academic grade point of 4.7 and above by their 7th semester will be designated Summa Cum Laude and those with a 4.5 – 4.699 will be designated Magna Cum Laude.  These students are recognized with a colored cord to be worn at graduation.

State Biliteracy Seal

The State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) is recognition by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction for graduating high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. Students must have met or exceeded standard on the CAASPP ELA junior year.

Golden State Seal Merit Diploma

The Golden State Seal Merit Diploma (GSSMD) recognizes public school graduates who have demonstrated their mastery of the high school curriculum in at least six subject areas, four of which are English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and US History, with the remaining two subject areas selected by the student. The GSSMD is awarded jointly by the State Board of Education (SBE) and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI).

Presidential Awards

Gold Presidential Award

Seniors who have a cumulative academic weighted GPA of 4.5 and above by their 7th semester and exceeded standards on all subjects of the CAASPP.

Silver Presidential Award

Seniors who have a cumulative academic weighted GPA of 4.0 to 4.499 by their 7th semester and exceeded standards on all subjects of the CAASPP.

Scholar Athlete Award

Awarded by the Canyon Athletic Department to a student-athlete achieving a 3.50 (or better) GPA while participating in their season of sport.