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Welcome to the Renaissance Program

Pitman High School Renaissance Program

Pitman High School will be implementing a new program to excite students about being in school (admittedly, not an easy feat sometimes) and rewarding them for making positive choices regarding their education. For those of you familiar with Renaissance from other schools, our program will be a similar system of rewards, blended with some of our own special touches to make it something truly representing Pitman's dedication to excellence.
It is important to focus on the positive aspects of our learning environment. As such, those students who choose to be involved and meet the expectations of this organization will have special rewards and privileges for their special commitment to success. During the last school year, we surprised students on several occasions for doing the right thing. We had treats in the morning for students who were on time, cookies for students who had not missed school, a lunch party for students who showed exemplary behavior during lunch and an end of year celebration with food, games, music and more. This year we will resume surprising students who continue to make positive choices about their education. In addition, we will be starting a card based reward program.

How Does It Work?

Renaissance uses a level-of-privilege system to reward those who qualify. Depending on a student's performance, they are rewarded with a card detailing their new privileges:

"Gold Card" "Silver Card" "Bronze Card"
Requirements:
-93 average or above and no grades below 80.
-No failing grades.
Max of one unexcused absence/2 latenesses
-No discipline referrals
-Participation in three school sponsored sports, clubs or organizations.
Requirements:
-Average 84-93
-No failing grades.
-Max of two unexcused absences/2 latenesses
-No discipline referrals
-Participation in two school sponsored sports, clubs or organizations.
Requirements:
-Average 75-84
-No failing grades.
-Max of three unexcused absences/3 latenesses
-No discipline referrals
-Participation in one school sponsored sport, club or organization.
Rewards:
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Access to an end of marking period event
-Exemption from one Mid-Term Exam (based on mkpd. 1)
-Exemption from 2 Final Exams (based on mkpd. 3) *Students must maintain a 93+ average for the whole year in that class
-Access to Gold Club Lounge
-Preferential lunch line service
-One quiz exemption
-One homework exemption
Rewards:
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Access to an end of marking period event
-Exemption from one Mid-Term Exam (based on mkpd. 1)
-Exemption from 1 Final Exam (based on mkpd. 3) *Students must maintain a 93+ average for the whole year in that class
-One quiz exemption
-One homework exemption
Rewards:
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Access to an end of marking period event
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One quiz exemption
-One homework exemption

Are There Any Questions?

Students will be evaluated on a marking-period basis. Some marking periods students may be recognized by the program, some they may not (it is a program based on individual students choices). It is the hope of PHS that students will consistently make positive decisions about their own educational practices. As educators, we recognize it's still cool to do the right thing, and when students do, they will be acknowledged for those positive decisions. Please help support this endeavor by encouraging your child to strive towards being a part of this Renaissance Program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any staff member for more information. Staff can be reached by emailing using the following system: first initial of first name, last name @ pitman.k12.nj.us. (example: sjones@pitman.k12.nj.us)