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Digital Badges are at Henry!!

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Digital Badges are at Henry!
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
The district is launching digital badges for students in middle and high schools as a way of recognizing a skill or achievement a student has earned. Electronic badges are popular among young adults, used by industry, and something we believe will support students as they enter the post-secondary world of college and career by displaying what they can do, as well as what they know. These badges can be collected over time and shared on social media and through resumes. Our badging system is supported by UCSD Extension and other local business partners. 
Starting last year, 2015/16 school year, students records will be reviewed and badges will be awarded for various achievements. Students will receive badges for last year’s accomplishments only and any future accomplishments going forward. Badges will be awarded twice a year following each semester term.  Sample of badges that students can earn include:
  • Advanced Placement Test Scores at 3+
  • College Coursework
  • CCTE College Articulated Coursework
  • Successful completion of a career technical education pathway
  • Students who scored “standard met” on the math and or ELA sections of the Smarter Balanced Exam
  • Students who score “ready” on the English EAP
  • Advanced Placement Test Scores at 3+
  • College Coursework
  • CCTE College Articulated Coursework
  • Successful completion of a career technical education pathway
  • Students who scored “standard met” on the math and or ELA sections of the Smarter Balanced Exam
Students (badge recipients) will receive notification of their badge(s) through the Gmail feature of their google apps for education. Gmail was turned on for secondary schools and will only function as a means for this notification. To ensure student safety, students will not be able to send or receive emails to or from any other entity.
More information about the district program and instructions for students who would like to accept their badges can be found at http://sandiegounified.org/badges.
Let's celebrate another way to say great work and be on the look out for the next generation of resumes!
Sincerely,
Listy Gillingham