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Excel - HHS
A Commitment to Excellence and Achievement

EXCEL is a commitment to excellence and achievement.  It is a joint venture between Hastings High School and the business community of Hastings.  We hope to positively recognize achievement, academic improvement, and good attendance by supplying meaningful incentives to students.  Ultimately, we hope to instill an attitude among students that it is acceptable and, in fact, desirable to excel.  Academic excellence is our goal.

Students will be issued either a GOLD CARD or BLUE CARD at semester time upon meeting the following criteria:

GOLD CARD

To be awarded the Gold Card, students must achieve all of the following during the semester:

  1. A- or above average for the semester (3.7 GPA).
  2. Four or fewer absences for the semester (not including school sponsored activities).

In addition, the following criteria must be achieved:

  1. No failures in semester coursework.
  2. No Saturday School or out-of-school suspensions.
  3. No chemical violation in the current calendar year.

BLUE CARD

 To be awarded the Blue Card, students must achieve one of the following:

  1. A .25 GPA improvement during the previous semester grading period.
  2. Perfect attendance for semester (not including school sponsored activities).
  3. B or above average for the semester (3.0 GPA).
  4. 25 hours of documented community service prior to the beginning of each semester.  Applications are available at the high school office.

In addition, the following criteria must be achieved:

  1. No failures in semester coursework.
  2. No Saturday School or out-of-school suspensions.
  3. No chemical violation in the current calendar year.



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