Each November, on the Feast Day of Saint Cecilia (the patron saint of music in whose honour Académie Ste-Cécile is named), staff, parents and students from Grades 4 through 12 attend a special awards evening to recognize our students’ academic achievements. This Evening of Excellence begins with a mass in the Upper School chapel, which is followed by a formal ceremony and reception. Certificates and medals are presented to students who have achieved standing on the Dean’s List (a cumulative academic average of 90% or greater) and/or Honour Roll (80% or greater), or have attained the highest mark in an individual subject area. Awards are also presented to students for their success in external math and writing competitions.
ASCIS students successfully enjoy a variety of competitive activities, including public speaking competitions, a spelling bee, chess tournaments, science fairs and external competitions in math (e.g. University of Waterloo’s Gauss; Brock University’s Caribou Math; Mathematica Centrum’s Thales, Byron-Germain, Fibonacci, Pythagoras, Euler, Lagrange and Newton; etc.), writing (e.g. WFCU’s Harold Hewitt Scholarship competition; Polar Expressions Publishing; Bookfest Windsor; Young Writer’s Poetry contest; etc.), science (e.g. Windsor Regional Science, Technology and Engineering Fair; Canada-Wide Science Fair; the University of Windsor’s Let’s Talk Science Challenge) and art (gallery presentations and contests).