San Ramon Valley High School

Renaissance Program » About


What is the program?

The SRVHS Renaissance program is apart of a devoted leadership program with an objective to help motivate individual attendance, academic excellence, and citizenship. Renaissance not only reaches out to the entire campus, but it also strives to recognize all individual students. The Renaissance program is based on the principles of performance, promotion, and partnership. The four target areas of the Renaissance program:

  • To improve overall academic performance
  • To increase graduation rates
  • To create a positive, safe school environment
  • To increase student attendance

Why is it important?

  • Promotes a good academic atmosphere
  • Reinforces good study habits and positive behavior
  • Rewards students who deserve recognition
  • Throughout the past few years the number of renaissance students has improved 13%. In 2 there were 648 Renaissance winners, in 2003-04 there were 763 winners and in 2004-5 there were 961 students rewarded. The data has shown that the Renaissance program has noted positive progress in areas such as:
    • Grade point averages
    • Standardize test scores
    • Attendance
    • Discipline
    • Overall Positive Behavior

Who is rewarded?

Academic Excellence:

  • 4.0 GPA or higher All students who receive a 4.o GPA each quarter are rewarded and recognized.
  • 4 or more Outstanding Citizenships on your report card—Every student who receives 4 outstanding citizenship marks per quarter are rewarded and recognized.
  • .5 GPA improvement for (1st semester and 3rd quarter) .5 increase in grade point average from quarter to quarter
  • Scholar Athlete/Fine Arts Scholar Athletes or Advanced Fine Arts Students who receive a 3.5 G.P.A or higher while participating in a SRVHS sport, receive a scholar athlete award.
  • 97 % Attendance: Rewards for those students who exceed the SRVHS and SRVUSD attendance goals of 96% attendance. Students are awards for each quarter and school activities are excluded. Renaissance also partners with the Oakland Athletics and participates in the Stay in School Challenge.

Student of the Month Program

Teachers nominate students for any of the following: excellent attitude towards learning, intellectual vitality, outstanding classroom behavior, contribution to or supportive of other students’ academic success. Eight students a month are rewarded and recognized.

Staff Appreciation

We recognize staff on a regular basis at staff meetings and luncheons for personal achievement and for the contribution of their personal time. Additionally, Renaissance honors the teachers who regularly go the extra mile; who make learning in their classrooms unforgettable for their students. We are always looking for ways to reward our teachers for a job well done.

How are students rewarded?

Quarter Awards

Each quarter we reward students who have accomplished the Renaissance categories. Every quarter about 600-1,000 students from the previous categories win Renaissance. The awards included items such as: a free BBQ, school supplies, spirit items, discount cards, t-shirts, cups coffee mugs, key chains, and free meals. Every year over 1,100 students win Renaissance at least one quarter

Academic Rally

This high-energy, choreo-graphed event is an annual celebration of academic excellence and achievement to honor our students and staff members. All business sponsors are welcome to be a part of the celebration. In the Academic Assembly we include awards such as:

  • Scholar athlete with highest GPA
  • Scholar Fine Arts student with highest GPA
  • Students of the year (8-2 from each class)
  • Super Senior (student with most Renaissance awards in four years)
  • Senior Renaissance cords (seniors who win about eight times during high school career)

New Award Ideas

Top 100 Test performers and improvers or individual test awards for:

  • AP Scores-reward ALL 4 and 5s for all juniors and seniors AP scores
  • CHSSE/Exit Exam-Reward those students with high performance on the exam (if possible)
  • PSAT/SAT/ACT-Reward those students with high performance on the exam (if possible)
  • STAR RECOGNITION-Reward those students who have the highest scores and those who improve a level from year to year. (if possible) Example: proficient to above, etc.