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.
- Alonzo Berton Award
- Anaheim Hills Rotary Club Scholarship
- Gleitsman Award
- Golden State Seal Merit Diploma
- Graduating With Honors
- Greg Jones Award
- Jennifer Calinan Service Award
- Mitchell Cook Memorial Scholarship
- National Merit Finalists
- NHS Award
- Presidential Awards
- Principal’s Scholarship
- PTSA Scholarship
- Scholar Athlete Award
- Schools First Scholarship
- State Biliteracy Seal
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).
This is an athletic award. It's a memorial scholarship award offered to a student who maximized their potential as an athlete and made a major contribution to their team as a result of their development. The athletic department chooses the winners - one boy and one girl. The Jones' family pays for one award and the athletic department pays for the other award.
Awarded to a senior who is in special education or has a 504 Plan. The qualifications are as follows:
- Demonstrates good moral character
- Has overcome obstacles and preservers despite the odds
- Is pursuing education beyond high school
- Shows respect to others
- Looks forward to the challenge that comes with life
The special ed. department and counselors distribute applications to qualifying students and they are forwarded to Mr. Cook to choose the winner.
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.
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.