2017 MEDALLIONS OF EXCELLENCE

The Daytona Beach News-Journal’s      2017 MEDALLION OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

 

GUIDE FOR STUDENT APPLICANTS

 

The 2017 Medallion of Excellence Awards event will celebrate the achievements of up to 40 Volusia and Flagler high school seniors, in schools with more than 25 students in the graduating class. Applicants will be high-functioning students who maintain at least a 3.5 (weighted) academic GPA and who also excel in extracurricular and community activities in areas including (but not limited to) the arts, music, sports, volunteerism/community service and leadership. Qualified applicants may access the 2017 Application and this Guide either by contacting the school principal or guidance counselor, or by visiting www.nieworld.com and clicking on the Medallion of Excellence file links to download the forms.

 

  • Completed APPLICATIONS, including the PERSONAL STATEMENT, must be typed and single-sided. Do not attach transcripts.

 

  • Applicants must also complete and submit the PUBLICATION INFORMATION SHEETS (pages 5-6 of the 2017 Application Form). This information will be used to compile thumbnail biographies for publication in The News-Journal as applicants are selected to receive medallions.

 

  • Do not use staples, folders etc. when submitting applications to The News-Journal. Instead, please fasten using one paper clip per application since News-Journal staff must make multiple copies for the judges.

 

Completed applications must be submitted to Mrs. Copeland in Guidance no later than Jan. 8, 2017.

Who is my counselor?

Mrs. Marracino - 10th through 12th grade, last names A - C, ext. 46217, [email protected]

Ms. Tai - 10th through 12th grade, last names D - H, ext. 46283, [email protected]

Mrs. Hickox - 10th through 12th grade, last names I - M, ext. 46252, [email protected]

Mrs. Copeland - 10th through 12th grade, last names N - Se, ext. 46211, [email protected]

Mrs. Hubbs - 10th through 12th grade last names Sh - Z and 10th grade AVID, ext. 46258, [email protected]

Mrs. Norris - 9th grade students with last names A - K, ext. 46253, [email protected]

Mr. Thomas - 9th grade students with last names L - Z, ext. 46333, [email protected]

Online graduation requirement

All students must complete one course online for graduation.  This is a state requirement that must be met to graduate with a standard diploma.  Online courses are offered through Volusia Virtual School at www.volusiaonlinelearning.com or Florida Virtual at www.flvs.net.

How do I see my School Counselor?

Students can make an appointment to see their counselor by completing a request form.  Request forms are located in the guidance office.  Please come in before or after school or during lunch to make your appointment. Students can see their counselor any time during the second half of the lunch hour for quick questions Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Proactive Strategies That Can Prevent Bullying

Families that are nurturing and caring and set clear limits can prevent bullying as well as victimization.

The following  will help prevent your child from becoming a bully or a victim:

  *Teach your child to be both strong and kind.

  *Encourage your child to be a good friend.

  *Monitor the whereabouts of your child.

  *Know your child's friends

  *Set a good example

  *Make sure your child understands there are consequences for aggressive behavior.

  *Listen to your child's concerns.

  *Talk with your child about computer ethics and establish rules of conduct on the internet.

  *Monitor your child's television, video, and internet viewing.

    from "The Bully, The Bullied, and Beyond" by Esther Williams, M. Ed.

What Can I Do if My Child is Being Bullied?

If you are concerned that your child is being bullied:

  *Ask your child directly if he/she is being bullied.

  *Believe your child; listen without interrupting and gather as many facts as you can.

  *Don't promise to keep the bullying a secret.

  *Don't blame your child and assure him/her that being bullied is not his/her fault.

  *Talk to your child about handling the situation.

  *Encourage your child to report the incident to school administration.

 

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Collegiate High School

Collegiate high school is a form of dual enrollment in which a student takes 15-16 credit hours on campus and nothing at the high school.  

  • It is for public school students only
  • Students will be required to admit to the college using the traditional dual enrollment form. 
  • Students must submit a separate Collegiate High School Application which can be obtained from your high school counselor.  The completed application should be sent to the Director of Academic Advising.  You can drop it off at any Daytona State College campus Academic Advising office or mail it to:

            Dr. LeeAnn Davis, Director, Academic Advising

            Daytona State College

            1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.

             Daytona Beach, FL 32114

  • AA students will be required to declare an intended transfer school and major and the pre-requisites will be part of his/her required coursework.
  • Students will be required to attend an Orientation in the summer and may be required to take summer courses between their Junior and Senior year of high school. Students will be required to sign a contract and take only classes required for their degree.
  • The following majors are eligible for Collegiate High School:
    • A.S. degree in Internet Services Technology
    • A.S. degree in Computer Information Technology
    • A.S. in Computer Programming and Analysis
    • A.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology
    • A.S. in Simulation and Robotics Technology
    • A.S. in Computer Engineering Technology
    • Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree
  • Students in the A.S. programs will be eligible for Cape Industry Certifications
  • Admission requirements: Students must be in 11th or 12th grade starting in the fall, have a 3.2 or higher unweighted high school GPA and test scores that place the student into MAC1105 and ENC1101
  • Student who complete all courses successfully and start in the 11th grade will earn an Associate’s degree by the time they graduate from high school.
  • Students who earn an “F” will no longer be eligible to participate.
  • Students who withdraw (from one class) or earn a “D” will be moved to regular dual enrollment IF their high school and college GPA still qualify them to participate.  Students who withdraw from two or more classes will no longer be eligible to dual enroll.
  • Books will still be provided by the student’s high school.
  • Students will still be eligible to graduate with their high school class.
  • Dual enrollment staff will be working with the high school counselors to make sure the student is meeting high school requirements.

Guidance Documents