Nuestra Casa: Emery High School Student Reward Program

  • Name of Program
    Nuestra CASA (Our House)
  • CASA Pneumonic
    Citizenship, Academics, Service, Attendance
  • Purpose of the Program
    To provide positive reinforcement to students who do well in a number of educational categories at the end of first, second and third terms.
  • Eligibility
    Open to all students who are not on Academic and/or Citizenship Probation at the end of a quarterly grading period.
  • Qualifying

    Students will be given one point for each A grade, each H grade, each 0 tardy, and each 0 absence for the term. Also, students will be given one point for every two hours of school service work. Such hours may come from school club/organization projects or volunteer work at school. The hours are to be submitted by faculty advisors at the end of each term.  Service hours must be completed during non-school time.  Non-school-related service hours will not count (e.g. Youth Council, church, community, Boy Scouts, etc.) School points are added into the final total as a bonus. In addition, students who have improved their quarterly GPA by at least one point from the previous quarter will automatically qualify unless they have a probation status. If an improvement report cannot be generated from SIS, students will have to apply for this qualifier.

     

    Students must have a full-time status in order to be considered for Nuestra Casa.

     

    A predetermined percentage cutoff point will establish those qualifying. For example, if the qualifying percentage is 80 percent, a student taking eight classes (32 points possible) will have to have 26 points to qualify. A student who has seven classes and seminary (28 points) will have to have 22 points to qualify, etc.

     

     Pd. Ac. Gd.
    Cit. Gd.
    Absence Tardy  
    2
    A
    H
    0
    0
     
    3
    B
    S
    1
    1
     
    4
    A-
    H
    1
    0
     
    5
    A
    H
    0
    0
     
    6
    A
    H 0
    0
     
    7
    A
    H
    0
    0
     
    8
    A
    H 0
    0  
    Totals:
    6
    7
    6
    7 26 total points 

     

    Based on pre-set criteria, this student would be at 81 percent , thus qualifying for the program.

  • Rewards
    Those who qualify for Nuestra Casa will be invited to a party which will include food and prizes. There will also be special recognition for those who have the highest point totals for their grade and for the school. Parties will generally be held during school hours. Funding will come from corporate sponsors.