Award Opportunities

Honor roll
Honor Roll recognition is awarded each semester to scholars who have earned a minimum 3.5 rubric average (TK-5) or a minimum 3.5 GPA (6-12).

Scholar of the Month (TK-12)
Scholars of the month are awarded based on our core values of Achievement, Respect, Teamwork, Integrity and Communication. One scholar per month is awarded Scholar of the month for Elementary, Middle School, High School for each charter. 

Firebird of the Year (TK-12)
In order to be eligible for Firebird of the Year, scholars must receive Scholar of the Month during the school year. At the end of the school year, one Firebird of the year is selected from Elementary, Junior High, High School Scholars of the Month for each charter. Firebirds of the year are shining examples of our core values – achievement, communication, integrity, respect and teamwork.

Core Values (ARTIC) Awards by Semester
The Core Values (ARTIC) Awards are designed to celebrate scholars who exemplify our Core Values of Achievement, Respect, Teamwork, Integrity and Communication. These are awarded two times per year, once in the first semester and once in the second semester. Nominations for this award will be submitted by Compass staff.

Presidential Award for Educational Excellence (Gold Seal) 8th, 12th
Recognizes academic success by either grade point average of 90 on 100 scale, A- on letter scale, or 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, PLUS high achievement on state or nationally normed reading or mathematics examinations (or) recommendations of a teacher plus one other staff member (teacher and administrator).

Presidential Award for Educational Achievement (Silver Seal) 8th, 12th
Recognizes scholars who show outstanding education growth, improvement, commitment or intellectual development in their academic subject, but who do not meet the criteria for the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. Teacher and coordinator recommendation

Perfect Attendance
The Perfect Attendance award is given to scholars who attend 100% of the days during the specified period for the award.

Samaritan Award
To qualify for the Compass Samaritan Award, you must complete 50 hours of community service within the current school year. Click here to access the Community Service Verification Form. Submit your completed form, totaling at least 50 hours from the current school year, to Ms. Olson our College Career Readiness Counselor at Completed forms can be submitted at any point in the school year up until May 31st. Feel free to reach out to Ms. Olson with any questions, or for more information.

Teacher (ST) recognition awards
Teacher (ST) recognition awards will be determined based on recommendations and will highlight additional scholar success.

Finding Your Compass – A Counseling Award, 6-12th
This recognition will be awarded to scholars that have consistently committed to their personal growth, academic development, school community, and college-career readiness through their participation in a minimum of 10 direct counseling services during the school year; such as learning labs and small group sessions.

NHS Lifetime Member, 12th
Our Compass NHS Lifetime members must be inducted into Compass’ NHS Chapter and stay compliant with service hours as well as meeting attendance for 3+ Semesters.

Golden State Seal Merit Diploma, 12th
The Golden State Seal Merit Diploma is an award given to recognize public school graduates who have demonstrated their mastery of the high school curriculum in at least six (6) subject matter areas, four (4) of which are English language arts, mathematics, science, and U.S History, with the remaining two (2) subject matter areas selected by the scholar. The Golden State Seal Merit Diploma insignia is affixed to the diploma and transcript of each qualifying scholar. Seal should continue to be awarded to qualifying scholars per California Education Code Section 51454.

State Seal of Biliteracy, 12th
The State Seal of Biliteracy is an award given in recognition of scholars who have attained a high level of proficiency in two (2) or more languages.The State Seal of Biliteracy takes the form of a gold seal that appears on the transcript or diploma of the graduating senior, and is a statement of accomplishment for college admissions and future employers. Seal will be awarded to qualifying scholars per California Education Code sections 51460–51464.

State Seal of Civic Engagement, 11th and 12th
The State Seal of Civic Engagement is awarded to scholars who demonstrate excellence in civics education and participation, and an understanding of the United States Constitution, the California Constitution, and the democratic system of government. The State Seal of Civic Engagement takes the form of a gold seal that appears on the scholars transcript, diploma, or certificates of completion. Seal will be awarded to qulaifying scholars in accordance with Assembly Bill 24.

Learning Coach Academy Certificates, Learning Coaches Only
At the end of the Learning Coach Academy program, Learning Coaches who complete 10 Academy Sessions and actively participate in the Learning Coach Academy Support Group are provided with certificates to acknowledge the time and effort put forth to complete the requirements of the Learning Coach Academy.

Learning Coach of the Year, Learning Coaches Only
At the end of each school year, Compass honors their Online and Options Program learning coaches with this award. Compass staff are able to nominate learning coaches who have gone above and beyond to support their scholars throughout the year.