Student Recognition

Western Canada High School has a proud tradition of celebrating student excellence:

Honour Society

Requirements

A student must:

1. Have an 80% average or better in the following academic subjects:

Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12
English 10
Social 10
Math 10
Science 10
English 20
Social 20
Math 20
A 20-level Science course
English 30*
Social 30*
Math 30*
A 30-level Science course

(*) indicates a diploma course for which only teacher marks are used in both semesters.

Plus one of the following: (may not be possible in Grade 10)

  •  Any IB course for which a student has already written the appropriate IB examination
  • Math 31
  • A second Science
  • French or FLA 10/20/30
  • Spanish 10/20/30

2. Meet the above requirements in Grades 10, 11 or 12 to become an Associate Member of the Honour Society.

3. Meet these same requirements in Grades 10 and 11 and 12 to become a Lifetime Member of the Honour Society. Should a student arrive in Grade 11, who has an honours standing at his/her previous school, he/she can, upon completing four semesters and upon graduation from Western, still qualify as a Lifetime Member.

Disqualifiers

A Student Must Not

  1. Have a mark under 70% in any of the core academic courses (English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Sciences) used to calculate the average.
  2. Have a mark under 60% in any other subject.

Any grade appeals must occur during the academic year the grade was assigned.

Academic Awards Evening

An evening ceremony is held in June to recognize excellence in academics and citizenship. For a list of all awards offered, please visit the Awards tab on our website.

Night Of The Redhawks (NOTR)

The Night of the Redhawks is Western’s annual athletics awards banquet , that typically takes place in the first week of June. Many awards are given out the night of the awards banquet. Please visit  our Awards page for a description of all awards given out at NOTR. Tickets are included in the team fees of most team sports for all athletes. For individual sports, tickets can be purchased in May after the lunchtime announcement of the Athlete of the Year nominees. Extra tickets can be purchased for family members subject to availability.

French Immersion Recognition

A ceremony for the presentation of French Immersion Certificates is held in June to acknowledge and celebrate the achievement of students who have obtained 45 credits in French Immersion.

Awards and Scholarships

There are many school-based, city-wide, provincial, company and institution related scholarships available to Western Canada students. Make yourself aware of what is available by attending the scholarship information meetings held in the fall. The information is also available on the Western website under student/parent, academic information, scholarships.
The criteria for scholarships are varied. Only a few scholarships are strictly academic in nature, so keep in mind: citizenship, financial need and talents. These too can lead to monetary rewards

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