If you do exemplary work, both with your PK–12 students and at Relay, you receive special recognition. There are four ways in which Relay honors exceptional graduate students: the Dean’s List, Academic Honors, completion of a year with Distinction, and the Faculty’s List.
At the end of each term, the graduate students with GPAs in the top 10% of their campus cohort that term are placed on the Dean’s List.
At the end of each term, the graduate students who have earned a 3.5 or greater GPA for that term are awarded Academic Honors.
Graduate students who earn a 3.5 or greater cumulative GPA and who have helped their PK–12 students to achieve the ambitious goal in all subjects graduate with Distinction. Distinction is an honor awarded only at graduation.
The Dean’s List, Academic Honors, and Distinction are measured in purely quantitative terms. Because the work of great teachers cannot be measured by numbers alone, we have an additional honor at Relay: the Faculty’s List. At the conclusion of each academic year at Relay, each faculty member nominates a graduate student who has accomplished great things that are less easily quantified, such as starting much-needed after-school clubs for PK–12 students, forging strong connections with PK–12 students’ families, or demonstrating remarkable strength of character in trying times. Graduate students who have excelled in ways that numbers cannot capture may be honored as members of the Faculty’s List.