• Renaissance

    Vineyard's Renaissance Program is designed to reward students for academic achievement!
     
    RENAISSANCE GOALS:
    * To raise grade point averages
    * To improve student proficiency and raise test scores
    * To improve attendance
    * To reduce discipline referrals
    * To raise school spirit
    * To recognize student effort
     
    ACADEMIC LEVELS OF RECOGNITION:
     

    Level

    GPA

    Gold

    4.0 and above

    Silver

    3.5 - 3.9

    Bronze

    3.0 - 3.49

    Red

    2.5 - 2.9

    Students who meet the RENAISSANCE criteria receive RENAISSANCE rewards cards which entitles them to free snacks at lunch, discounts on dances and yearbooks, as well as classroom "perks," which are used at the individual teacher's discretion.  "Perks" may include going to lunch early, an extra bathroom pass, a free lap in PE, a late pass, or a homework pass.
     
    Renaissance also encourages the involvement of parents and local businesses.  In fact, many of the awards given to students to recognize their academic achievements come from local businessnes, including discounts on goods and services. 
     
    At the beginning of the school year, 7th grade students and returning 8th grade RENAISSANCE students are invited to attend our first RENAISSANCE RALLY.  Motivational speakers, games, and prizes are all part of the assembly celebration to introduce RENAISSANCE to 7th grade students and to reward 8th grade students' achievements for the last trimester of the prior year.