Twelve Boulevard Academy students were recognized Thursday, Jan. 18 for completing their credits in order to graduate in the school’s Third Block Step Day for the 2017-18 school year. They were recognized by district administrators, faculty and parents.
“Step Days was a practice that was started before I arrived,” said Principal Mark Andrus, who is also director of alternative education. “My vision is that Step Day is used as a day to recognize our teachers for their accomplishments, community partners recognition, and most importantly student recognition for following the Boulevard Academy Way by being excellent, active, resilient, and strong in academics, attitude and attendance.”
Students graduating during the Third Block Step Day included: Autumn Akin, Adelia Brown, Amondo Carr, Terrace Brashier, Haleigh Dean, McKenna Griffin, Ian Hockemeyer, Michael Kaihlanen, Jarrett Manharth, Breauna Ramos, Kiara Spotwood, and Erionna Vinson.
Four students achieved perfect attendance and received a $5 gift card. The students were Colin Hunter, Jeris Leeson, Johathan Person and Brysen Verstuyft.
With an average attendance goal of 89 percent for the first block, students earned an 83 percent attendance rate with the yearly average 85 percent. Monday, 82 percent of the students attended school with the yearly average 84 percent; Tuesday, 86 percent attended with the yearly average 87 percent; Wednesday, 82 percent attended with the yearly average 85 percent; Thursday, 85 percent attended with the yearly average 85 percent and Friday 83 percent attended with the yearly average 85 percent.
Out off 373 units attempted, 347 units were completed with an overall completion rate of 93 percent and the Bears GPA of 2.1.
Six students earning all A’s were named to Superintendent’s Honor Roll. Fifteen students earned a spot on the Principal’s Honor Roll earning all A’s and B’s. Forty students on the All Credit Honor Roll earned credits in every course they were enrolled. Forty-seven students were nominated for Character Awards by their teachers.
Students and the grades they received included: Raven Akin-A’s and B’s, Graduate; Brian Angei,-All Credits; Julia Barnes-All Credits, Character Award from Mrs. Mukherjee; Vince Bell-All Credits, Character Award from Mrs. Snow; Brent Berry-A’s and B’s; Jaimoni Blackmon-All Credits; Andrew Bold-All Credits; Alex Boone-All Credits, Character Awards from Snow and Mukherjee; Terrace Brashier-All Credits, Graduate; Carry Bruno-All Credits; Terrance Gay-A’s and B’s; Aleshia Gjovaag-A’s and B’s; Sparkles Granger-All Credits; Phoenix Grant-All Credits, Character Award from Mrs. Friesen; McKenna Griffin-All Credits, Character Award from Snow, Graduate; Jeremy Hard-A’s and B’s, Character Award from Mrs. Phillips; Isaac Hardridge-Character Award from Mrs. Self; Jacie Hickman-A’s and B’s, Character Award from Phillips; Ian Hockemeyer-All Credits, Character Award from Mrs. Janzen, Graduate; and Colin Hunter-A’s and B’s, Character Award from Self.
Other students receiving grades and character awards include: Mason Jones-All Credits; Michael Kaihlanen-All Credits; Jeris Leeson-All As, Character Award from Mrs. Campbell and Self; Isaiah Lewis-All Credits; Balmore Lizano-All Credits, Character Award from Ms. Williams; Kaitlyn Love-All Credits; Jeremy Lowman-All Credits; Christa Lynch-All As & Bs. Character Award from Mrs. Cleaver; Angel Maldonado-All As, Character Award from Mukherjee, Phillips and Self; Jarrett Manharth-All Credits; Maddilyn Mays-All As & Bs, Character Award from Friesen and Snow; Andres Medina-All Credits, Character Award from Self; Alanna Melendez-All As & Bs, Character Award from Self; Heavanne Parker-Character Award from Self; Emily Patterson-All As & Bs; Addison Perry-All Credits, Character Award from Mukherjee; Anthony Person-All Credits, Character Award from Cleaver, Mr. Kilburn and Self; Jonathan Person-All Credits, Character Award from Cleaver, Kilburn and Self; Madelyn Pitts- All Credits; and Benson Qi-Character Award from Campbell.
The remainder of students receiving grades and character awards include: Breauna Ramos-All Credits; Aaron Rivera-Medina-All As, Character Award from Mukherjee; Kaleb Roberts-All Credits; Ahm Unique Russell-All As & Bs, Character Award from Cleaver; Sophie Sadeghy, Character Award from Cleaver; Jacy Salda-All Credits; Grayson Sebourn-All Credits; Darren Small-All Credits, Character Award from Self; Kiara Spotwood-All Credits; Todd Starr-All Credits; Cyanna Stevenson-All As & Bs, Character Award from Williams; Jamison Thomas-Character Award from Mrs. Cleaver, Friesen, and Phillips; Cameron Tull-All Credits; Brysen Verstuyft-All As & Bs, Character Award from Mrs. Phillips; Amani Wallace-Character Award from Ms. Williams; Drew Washam-All Credits; Brandon Woods-All As, Character Award from Cleaver and Snow; Daniel Workman-Character Award from Campbell; Dayveon Wright-All Credits, Character Award from Mukherjee; Destiny Wright-All As & Bs, Character Award from Cleaver.
Newly classified seniors with 17 or more credits include: Aleshia Gjovaag, Thalia French, Jeremy Hard, Jaycie Hickman, Jeris Leeson, Jeremy Lowman, Emily Patterson, Kaleb Roberts, Ahm Unique Russell, Jacy Salda, Cyanna Stevenson, Cameron Tull, Oliver Noah Whitson, Brandon Woods, Dayveon Wright, and Destiny Wright.
Students complete a year of study in six, six-week blocks.
“Students participating in classes at Boulevard are able to earn original credits as well as participate in a credit recovery program that makes it possible for the students to earn credits at a faster pace than in a traditional high school setting,” Andrus said.
The students are responsible for everything that is required in a home-school setting.
“The difference is we deliver the learning in a different approach,” Andrus said.
Certificates and gift cards were given to students who excelled.
Students who earned three or more credits in six weeks received a gift card. They were Brent Berry, Hunter Carter, Haleigh Dean, Ian Hockemeyer, Jeris Leeson, Kaitlyn Love, Christa Lynch, Aaron Rivera-Medina, Kaleb Roberts, Ahm Unique Russell, Cyanna Stevenson, Cameron Tull, Dayveon Wright and Destiny Wright.
In addition to 12 students graduating this block, six students graduated in Block 1 and 10 students graduated in Block 2.
Faculty member Joy Cleaver received the Team Recognition Making a Difference award.
Boulevard Academy students strive to be excellent, active, resilient and strong in academics, attitude and attendance.