Grayling Viking Renaissance (GVR) Program

The goal of the GVR program is to Respect, Recognize, Reinforce and Reward the things that we value at GHS so that our students will achieve their very best Results.
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GVR AAA = Achievement + Attitude + Attendance

GVR Membership:

GHS students will be welcomed into Renaissance if they meet the criteria listed below. Report card and Main Office data from the preceding trimester will be used to determine membership eligibility. Eligible students will be given the appropriate level membership card along with the earned membership benefits. GVR students must have their membership cards to take advantage of benefits. Lost membership cards will NOT be replaced.

Each trimester, membership will be re-evaluated. New cards will be distributed to those who still qualify for membership. In addition, cards and benefits will be given to any new students who have earned GVR membership for the first time.

Grayling High School has averaged 70% of the student body on GVR in the last four years. Our current record is 76%, which was set after the 1st Trimester of the 2014-15 school year!

The GVR membership and program board has the right to add or remove GHS students from membership at any point within a trimester to uphold and support the intended purposes of the GVR program.


GVR Levels, Criteria & Benefits:
 

VIKING HERO - GREEN
Criteria:
4.0 cumulative GPA, no write-ups or detentions, no countable absences, no unexcused absences. 
Benefits: Front-of-the-line status, use your card as a hall pass privilege, athletic pass, fine arts pass, Rallies, chance at the Prize Closet, t-shirt, special parking spot, snack days. 

VIKING HERO - GOLD
Criteria:
3.5 or higher trimester GPA, no write-ups or detentions, no more than 2 countable absences, no unexcused absences. 
Benefits: Use your card as a hall pass privilege, Rallies, athletic pass, fine arts pass, chance at the Prize Closet, t-shirt, snack days. 

SILVER
Criteria: 2.0 trimester GPA, no write-ups, no more than 8 countable absences, no unexcused absences. 
Benefits: Rallies, athletic pass, fine arts pass, chance at the Prize Closet, t-shirt, snack days. 

BRONZE
Criteria: .5 improvement from cumulative GPA to trimester GPA, no out-of-school suspensions, no more than 8 countable absences, no unexcused absences. 
Benefits: Rallies, athletic pass, fine arts pass, chance at the Prize Closet, t-shirt, snack days. 


Other Programs


EVERY MONTH:
Staff-Nominated Students of the Month: Each month GHS recognizes "Renaissance Students of the Month." Staff members nominate one student each month for their accomplishments during that period. The nominated students receive letters at home explaining the reasons for the nominations, as well as certificates and $5.00 movie rental cards.

EVERY YEAR:
Academic Letters: Academic letters and/or academic pins are awarded at the Academic Assembly to freshmen earning a GPA of 4.0 or above after their first semester, to sophomores earning a GPA of 3.6 or above after their third semester, to juniors earning a GPA of 3.5 or above after their fifth semester and to seniors earning a GPA of 3.4 or above after their seventh semester.

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE: 
In coordination with the GHS Athletic Department, scholar-athletes are recognized with a scholar-athlete t-shirt at the Academic Assembly. A scholar-athlete is an athlete who has earned a GPA of 3.0 or above.

PRIZE DRAWINGS:
Special prize drawings are held throughout each trimester, and winners are invited to take a trip to the Prize Contest. Additional Prize Closet visits are given to winners of GVR Rally Games. Grand prize gifts are awarded at the end of each trimester. Students select staff members to honor each trimester by writing a staff member's name on the back of expired GVR cards, and prize drawings are done at the end of each trimester.