Maxwell students are working hard to get three A's, but these particulars A's are not part of a report card.
Students are excited about trying to get the three A's needed to be part of the Triple A Club, which rewards academics, attendance and attitude, said Principal Mychele Swain.
Adrienne Gaines (l to r), Jordan Mayfield and Casey Epps show off the Mighty Max Triple A Card.
"The purpose of the Triple A Club is to reward, as well as encourage, Maxwell students to become academically well prepared and responsible citizens ready to accept future roles in our community," she said.
The new incentive program started this nine weeks, and information about the club went home with report cards in January.
Already students are hard at work meeting requirements so they can participate in an end of the grading period assembly that will include their proud parents and grandparents, Ms. Swain said. Organizers are also planning some other rewards for Triple A Club members, but those haven't been finalized.
For the academic portion of the requirements, students must earn all A's and B's or E's and S's. For the attendance, students can't miss more than three days during the nine week period. For attitude, students must exhibit good character with no more than one referral to the behavior control room during the nine weeks. They have to meet the standard in all areas, Ms. Swain said.
"So far, the children are real excited about it," she said.