Getting Acquainted with the Event

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+What type of Program is this All-American Student Classic?

An ALL-SCHOOL PROGRAM where students compete in various academic and athletic activities.

+What grade levels participate?

It is a program for boys and girls in elementary school, grades 4-5-6 and middle schools, grades 7 and 8.

+When is the best time to conduct this Program?

Any time is the best time to get kids fired up about school. School year kick off, mid-year program, spring program, summer school and after school as well as after school programs.

+Is class time used to hold the activities of the Program?

This is a decision best made by the individual school. However, some schools conduct academic tests before school, noon time or after school. Athletic events are held at noon time and/or during student’s physical education period.

+What if a participant is absent or tardy for a particular event?

There are no make-ups and they will not be recognized at the Awards Assembly/Banquet. Each participant must compete in five academic and five athletic activities during the specified times and dates. (NO MAKE- UPS)

+How are the participants recognized for their achievement?

There are 3 medals (gold/silver/bronze) awarded to those placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their grade level activity (academics and athletics). Boys compete against boys and girls compete against girls in the athletic events at their particular grade level. All students participate against each other in the academic portion at their grade level. All 2nd and 3rd place overall winners will receive runner-up backpacks.

+Is there an over-all program winner?

Yes. The four top students (girl and boy in each grade level) will receive one All-American backpack along with a plaque. Each of these four students will have their name and number of total points engraved on the school’s perpetual plaque made especially for the All-American Student Classic.

+What about other students completing this program?

Every ten-event participant receives an attractive certificate and ribbon for their participation, effort and achievement.

+How do you score for this program?

Each of the five academic events consists of 10 questions for grades 5 and 6 and 20 questions for grades 7 and 8. Each correct answer is worth 10/5 points. Maximum score is 100 points per test (10 questions x 10 points = 100 points) or (20 questions x 5 points = 100 points). The scores for the five athletic events are determined by how well they do in that particular event. The top participant receives 100 points, the 2nd place winner receives 95 points and 3rd place winner receives 90 points, etc. The results are calculated by the computer.

+Has this program been held successfully before?

Yes. Please refer to various testimonials found in the Program Binder.

+What expenses are involved in sponsoring this event?

Expenses included in your package: consulting services, program binder, DVD, brochures, 5 sets of tests, award certificates, ribbons, all medals (gold,silver,bronze), backpacks (runners up), backpacks, plaques (All-American students), school poster, banner, bookmarkers, cups and hats for the leadership team and 5-year school perpetual plaque.

+How does a school find money for the program?

There are a number of fund raising events a school may conduct. A fund raising brochure is available for your assistance. Additional sources have been used including Lottery Money, General Funds and in California, L-CAP funds. There may be additional funds with individual districts/schools.

+How does a school obtain the various items necessary to conduct the program at the school.

These items are delivered to your school prior to the Program. Forms are ready on the website to be run off.

+What resources are available to help our staff present this program?

Consulting services are provided. A DVD, sample planning materials, promotional materials, tests for the five academic tests, marketing ideas, event guidelines, suggestions and awards are all covered in the Program Binder. A fund raising event brochure is also available. PROMOTION PROMOTION PROMOTION ! ! !