Students With Aspiring Goals (SWAG) is a student driven program that recognizes the scholastic and interscholastic achievements of junior high students. The program consists of two culminating activities which are held once in the spring and once in the fall.
SWAG was created by Peoria Police Officers Association in partnership with the Peoria Unified School District. Students from the 7th and 8th grades are selected for good grades, excellent citizenship, high achievement in performing arts, and students who have turned their performance around in school and are now role models for others to follow.
The success of the program comes from partnering with many community stakeholders to share in this recognition. This program lends a greater support to the Jr. High to High School transition as well as an increased mentorship and social connections among Jr. High and High School students. The program recognizes the great efforts of 7th and 8th grade students while at the same time promotes membership and opportunities to be a part of the various clubs and sports teams once the student gets to high school. Student government, in conjunction with NHS, sports teams, and other clubs at the high school, are deeply involved in the recognition process.
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