Renaissance

Renaissance is a nation-wide program designed to motivate and encourage students by rewarding academic excellence. The Renaissance program at Monterey Trail High School aims at creating and maintaining a culture in which academic achievement has the same prestige as athletic or artistic achievement. Renaissance employs similar motivational practices to those used in the business world. By providing tangible and visible incentives and rewards to students who improve their level of performance and to those who maintain high levels of achievement, Renaissance re-enforces the behavior that schools promote.

There are three levels of rewards:

Platinum - 4.0 or better GPA
Gold - 3.0 or better GPA
Silver - 0.5 or better GPA improvement

Renaissance is a partnership between businesses, community leaders, and education, bringing ideas and people together in order to find ways for students to experience the joy of learning. The rewards at each level are shown below.

Platinum (4.0+ GPA) Gold (3.0+ GPA)  Silver (0.5 GPA improvement)
 Two Academic Waivers *
One Off-Campus Lunch Pass**
Discounts at Local Businesses
and Student Store
 One Academic Waiver*
One Off-Campus Lunch Pass**
Discounts at Local Businesses
and Student Store
 Discounts at Local Businesses
and Student Store

*Subject to teacher approval and restrictions.
**Subject to parent and administrative permission each time.

Renaissance is now incorporated in the 5Star App. Students who qualify for Renaissance will show in the Renaissance Activities in the 5Star App and this will be maintained in your history throughout high school. Renaissance Rewards can viewed and redeemed under the Rewards tab in the 5Star App.

Renaissance recipients will be announced approximately one week after the quarter ends. Shortly after, all Renaissance students are invited to attend the Renaissance BBQ during their lunch in the quad.  You must have your current school ID card or Synergy ID with you when picking up your lunch.

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