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Aguilas of Excellence

Raising the bar

 

What is it?

Aguilas of Excellence is a rewards program for 5th-9th grade students at Ogden Preparatory Academy.

How it works

Every two-three weeks beginning in September, students will be tracked on attendance, grades, and behavior. At the end of the tracking period, staff will post a list of students who earned a reward for that period. Then, eligible students will sign up for various activities organized by the staff throughout the school. On each Aguilas of Excellence reward day, students who qualify will be released from classes early to attend the activities they selected. All students who qualify will also earn raffle tickets to be used for a variety of prizes. Students who did not earn a reward will attend an academic class, where they will be given time to complete makeup work, receive extra help, and/or study.

Earning rewards days

To earn an Aguilas of Excellence reward day, students must demonstrate “Above the Bar” achievement in three areas: attendance, grades, and behavior. Above the Bar criteria are defined as follows:

  • Attendance: Students must have fewer than 2 absences and no unexcused tardies within the tracking period. (Field trips do not count as absences for Aguilas of Excellence.)
  • Grades: All grades must be 73% (C) or higher at the end of the tracking period. If students are absent or on a field trip, they are still expected to keep their grades within this range.
  • Behavior: Students must have zero detentions within the tracking period.

Please note, there is a 4-5 day delay between the date this data is pulled and the actual reward day. This delay is necessary to assign reward rooms, plan activities, and allow students to sign up. Students must have Above the Bar qualifications on the day the data is pulled to attend a reward room.

Larger Rewards

In addition to the reward days, each time a student earns a reward, that student is also entered into a quarterly drawing for a variety of prizes such as electronics, season passes to Lagoon, sporting equipment, and gift cards. Prizes are drawn at the end of each grading term. Finally, the top students who qualified for the most rewards days at the end of the year will earn the opportunity to go to Lagoon.

Rewards Day Schedule for 7-9 2016-2017:

  • Friday, September 9th
  • Friday, September 23rd  
  • Thursday, October 6th
  • Friday, October 28th
  • Friday, November 11th
  • Friday, December 9th
  • Friday, January 13th
  • Friday, January 27th
  • Friday, February 10th
  • Friday, February 24th
  • Friday, March 10th
  • Friday, March 24th
  • Friday, April 14th
  • Friday, April 28th
  • Friday, May 12th

 

Rewards Day Schedule for 5-6 2016-2017

  • Friday, September 2nd
  • Friday, October 7th
  • Friday, November 4th
  • Friday, December 2nd
  • Friday, January 6th
  • February 3rd
  • March 3rd
  • March 31st (full day)
  • May 5th
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