Honor your students by planning an Awards Program that will be the highlight of their school year. Make it the culminating event of the academic year by scheduling it close to the day you have chosen as the last day of school. Plan the program with emphasis on character, spiritual growth, and achievement. Scripture memory awards should be the pinnacle of the Awards Program.

Tips for Your Awards Program

  1. Choose a theme that can be reflected in the decorations and awards.
  2. Award or recognize Godly character that your students have demonstrated throughout the school year. Suggested character awards include the following:
    • Best office (boy, girl—neatness/decoration)*
    • Character trait awards (Identify each student with one of the 90 character traits.)
    • Christian ministry service
    • Community service
    • School spirit*
    • Golden Apple (memorization of the entire Book of Proverbs)
    • Golden Harp (memorization of the entire Book of Psalms)
    • Golden Lamb (memorization of the entire Book of John)
    • Christian Soldier (memorization of the Books of Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, and Philippians)
    • Christian Worker (memorization of the entire Books of Colossians, I and II Thessalonians, I and II Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, I and II Peter, and I, II, and III John)
  3. Award or recognize accomplishments during the school year. Suggested academic awards include the following:
    • Completion of the ABCs with Ace and Christi program (diploma item #329)
    • Literature Achievement for 20 or more book reports (free download)
    • Grade point averages (entire year and/or individual subjects)
    • Cursive writing or neat penmanship
    • Completion of a year’s work (minimum of 72 PACEs)
    • Bible memorization (all passages assigned)
    • Most improved readmaster*
    • Perfect attendance*
  4. Ask family members, friends, and church family to attend.
  5. Encourage students to share their talents or work accomplished during the year by:
    • Quoting memorized passages of Scripture.
    • Singing the Alphabet Song or another song they have learned throughout the school year.
    • Sharing an illustrated short story.
    • Playing an instrument.
  6. Make or purchase awards, certificates, and “goodie” bags. Have award commensurate with character demonstrated.
  7. Honor and thank people who have assisted throughout the year. 

*Not for homeschools. 

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