The Renaissance Program is designed to reward students for good behavior. The resources for this program include: Janie Cohan, Emmie Hines, Jennifer Newton, Tammy Kay Brunson, Kim Barnett, Pat Farner, Vilissa Talcott, Stacey Amerson, Greg Shouse, Kelly Flanders, Jessie Morlan, and Lynn Cato. Student resources are: Amy Weimar, Amber Johnson, Keturah Jackson, and Ronald Shipman.
Thirsty Thursday is designed to give contentious students an award for being on top of their game. They will be given a card that is redeemable for a free soft drink, courtesy of Coca-Cola. To redeem this card, students must present it at the school's concession stand during lunch only. One card per student per week will be distributed.
If it so happens that a student receives two cards, the student may redeem it at a later date. For any of this to be possible, the teacher must use ink to write the students' name, sign and date the card.
The Prize Patrol is another positive program that rewards students which show outstanding leadership skills by improvement in grades, attitude, high attendance, highest average, most thoughtful question, mentoring another student, most astute observation, showing initiative, etc.
Every Tuesday of each week, each teacher will be given three nomination cards. Teachers have to complete the card and drop it off in the media center by 3:30 on Tuesday of that week. To ensure validity, no students will be allowed to drop the card off. Teachers are fully responsible for sending the card themselves.
Team GPA Competition is a program designed to award the athletic team with the highest GPA. The team with the highest GPA will be rewarded at the end of the school year.
Mystery Person is a program intended to ensure that every person gets acquainted with everyone.
At the end of the week, the person who guesses the mystery teacher/student will be rewarded a prize.
Top 10 List is a program designed for the top 10 percent students in the senior class. These students will send invitations to one teacher of his/her choice in the media center during American Education Week. The student chose any McDuffie County teacher, grades PK-12, who has made an impact on his/her life.
The BUG Club, or "Bring Up Grades" Club is designed to give recognition to those students who improve their grades but who may not be straight-A pupils.
Balfour Prizes is designed for sophomores and juniors.
Any sophomore with no absences, tardies or referrals for the year, will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one free class ring. One boy and one girl will be rewarded.
For juniors, any student without absences, tardies, and referrals for the year, his/her name will be entered into a drawing for $100 worth of graduation invitations from Balfour. One boy and one girl will be rewarded.
No Temporary IDs, No ID Violations & No New IDs is designed to reward students who have not been issued temporary badges and who are not cited for ID violations. They will be treated to free ice cream at the end of the semester.
Other programs that are still in effect includes: GHSGT Cookout, A-B Breakfast, Straight-A Luncheon, Student of the Month, Top Dog, Teacher of the month, and Breakfast & Treats for "staffulty."