Digital badges can be thought of as a visual way or representing accomplishments. The requirements of badges vary but can include requirements for: number of entries meeting specific Transferable Skills, course credits, GPA and/or standardized test scores and more.
Badges fit into two overarching categories: Required Badges and My Interest badges.
These are achieved through a combination of Proficiency Tasks, Student-Generated Tasks, and other school-wide opportunities such as Financial Literacy, Work-Based Learning and more.
All graduates of Ponaganset High School must complete the required badges as the key measure of successful completion of their personalized portfolio.
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MY interest badges
Student Interest Badges are selected by the student based on academic, career and personal interests.
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It is through Badges that Ponaganset is able to track student progress toward CTE Program completion, qualifications for membership into the National Technical Honor Society as well as Diploma Designation requirements.
The Badges component of the P3 system is where Ponaganset meets NEASC standard 2.1, "The school has a vision of the graduate that includes the attainment of transferable skills, knowledge, understandings and dispositions necessary for future success and provides feedback to learners and their families on each learner’s progress in achieving this vision."