Awards

Secondary Awards

International School Dhaka students are encouraged and supported to demonstrate academic excellence and strive to pursue their passions and talents.  Our students successes are recognised annually across a range of domains. These include;

  • Academics,
  • Arts
  • Sports
  • Service, and
  • Citizenship.

The following information provides an overview of the awards that our students can strive towards achieving and the criteria for our students eligibility and/or selection for each award.

Valedictorian

The Grade 12 student with;

  • the highest grade point average over the course of four semesters (earned at ISD) in Grades 11 and 12, and
  • who has received the Golden Hawk in Grade 11 and 12.

Salutatorian

The Grade 12 student with

  • the second highest grade point average over the course of four semesters (earned at ISD) in Grades 11 and 12, and
  • who has received the Golden Hawk in Grade 11 and 12.

Golden Hawk

This award is given to students who qualify for Academic Honor Roll (refer to Academic Honor Roll Criteria) in Semester 1 and 2 in one academic year.

The award is determined by the Secondary Leadership Team and is based on semester report data.

Academic Honor Roll

This award is given to students who satisfy certain grade and ATL requirements. The requirements for a student to qualify are;

  • the student achieves at least four 6's (Grade 11-12 = three 6's) and no grade less than a 3,
  • the student has no Below Expectations (BE) for Approaches to Learning (ATL),
  • more than 65% of ATL skills are Meeting Expectations (ME) or Exceeding Expectations (EE).

The award is determined by the Secondary Leadership Team and is based on semester report data.

Diligence Honor Roll

This award is given to students who satisfy certain grade and ATL requirements. The requirements for a student to qualify are;

  • the students does not qualify for the Academic Honor Roll,
  • the student has no grades less than a 3 (no failing grades),
  • more than 65% of ATL skills are Meeting Expectations (ME) or Exceeding Expectations (EE),
  • no ATL is Below Expectations (BE).

The award is determined by the Secondary Leadership Team and is based on semester report data.

Special Awards

ISD Athlete Award

This award goes to one male and one female student in each category who excelled in co-curricular sports and demonstrated sportsmanship and leadership in sports.

  • Grade 6-8 Male
  • Grade 6-8 Female
  • Grade 9-12 Male
  • Grade 9-12 Female

This award is determined by the Activities Director in conjunction with the Secondary Leadership Team.

Contribution to the Arts

This award goes to one student who has been fully involved with the Arts outside of the classroom, this includes both performing and visual arts. The student who achieves this would have exhibited a great deal of commitment.

The award is determined by the Arts faculty in conjunction with the Secondary Leadership Team.

Contribution to the Sports

This award goes to one student who has made the biggest contribution to sports at ISD in the following categories;

  • Grade 6-8
  • Grade 9-10
  • Grade 11-12

The award is determined by the Activities Director in conjunction with the sports team and the Secondary Leadership Team.

ISD Citizenship Award

This award goes to one student from each grade level (Grade 6 - 12) who has shown leadership through consistent commitment and contribution to ISD life and spirit, shown care and concern for other members of the ISD community, and was willingly involved in extra-curricular activities outside of school.

The award is determined by the Grade Level Leaders in conjunction with the Secondary Leadership Team.

ISD Service Award

This award goes to a student (or group of students) at each grade level who has/have shown the greatest commitment to service.

The award is determined by the Service team in conjunction with the Secondary Leadership Team.

Top Academic Student

This awards is given to a student who academically has the highest performance (statistically calculated) at each grade level across the 8 subject groups (MYP) and 6 subject groups (DP). The requirements for a student to qualify are;

  • the student has to achieve the highest statistical course performance for the grade level
  • if a tie exists between two candidates' statistical course performance, ATLs will be used to determine the one recipient of this award.

The award is determined by the Secondary Leadership Team and is based on semester report data.

Subject Awards

These awards are given to a student (one) for each subject area in each of the three categories

  • Grade 6-8
  • Grade 9-10
  • Grade 11-12

for

  • Improvement,
  • Diligence. and
  • Achievement

The award is determined by subject teachers from across the grade levels.

External Awards

CIS International Student Award

This awards is given to one middles school student (grades 6-8) and one high school student (grades 9-12). The requirements (taken from http://www.cois.org/page.cfm?p=1956) for a student to qualify are:

  • The student must have demonstrated a clear commitment to sustained interaction with student of the other nationalities, languages or ethnic backgrounds in a spirit of international understanding and cooperation.
  • The student may be a part of a group (one certificate will be awarded to the group - with individual members of the group also receiving a certificate).
  • Projects should encompass efforts directed beyond participation in regular school activities.
  • Possible award projects (by an individual or group of students) include projects that:
    • creatively solve known or emerging problems
    • acquire and effectively deploy knowledge or resources beyond those immediately available in the school
    • directly involve peoples of other cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, political/economic systems.

The student must have made a genuine commitment to initiate, sustain and complete the project or activity. Schools are encouraged to nominate students who have demonstrated a commitment to using languages other than their own mother tongue during the completion of the project

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