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.
- Gleitsman Award
- Principal’s Scholarship
- Greg Jones Award
- Alonzo Berton Award
- Jennifer Calinan Service Award
- National Merit Finalists
- PTSA Scholarship
- Schools First Scholarship
- NHS Awards
- Graduating With Honors
- State Biliteracy Seal
- Golden State Seal Merit Diploma
- Presidential Awards
- Scholar Athlete Award
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.
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).
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.