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Tribe Scholars

Introducing Tribe Scholars!

The Cleveland Indians Tribe Scholars program rewards students in grades 6-8 who have shown grade improvement or high marks in English/Language Arts or Mathematics and consistent attendance with promotional items, tickets to a game on Tribe Scholars Day and potential mascot visits to participating schools. The Tribe Scholars Role Models component also rewards students who demonstrate respect, manners and civility to their fellow classmates and teachers with two tickets to the game on Tribe Scholars Day. We rely on teachers to identify students who have met the required criteria and to report academic data, allowing us to accurately track results and report meaningful impact.

If you are a teacher or principal interested in registering your classroom or school for the program, please email tribescholars@indians.com

2018-2019 CLEVELAND INDIANS TRIBE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Teachers or school administrators must register their schools at: tribescholars@indians.com

Teacher/School Administrators will identify students that meet the required criteria and report academic data back to us at the end of each grading period/ semester. We will execute this program during the second and third grading periods, from October to December and January to March. We will host the 2019 Tribe Scholars Day at the ballpark at a day game in May to celebrate student achievement. We are encouraging schools to utilize this program as a field trip reward for their scholars.

REQUIRED CRITERIA

  1. Achieve academic success in English/Language Arts or Mathematics
    1. Earn an A for the grading period, OR
    2. Improve by one letter grade
  2. Demonstrate consistent attendance
    1. Maintain 93% attendance rate each grading period

TRIBE SCHOLARS ROLE MODELS

If warranted, the teacher or school administrator may also select one (1) student per class each grading period for modeling good behavior. This student is not required to meet the general program criteria, but must display character strengths such as determination, grit, curiosity and respect of teachers and fellow students. The Role Model component of this program is meant to reward students that demonstrate good character, even if they may not meet academic benchmarks.

REWARDS

FOR STUDENTS

Each student that meets the above criteria by the end of each grading period - achieves academic success in English/Language Arts or Mathematics and demonstrates consistent attendance - will receive the following rewards:

FOR THE GRADING PERIOD FROM OCTOBER - DECEMBER:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Tribe Scholars key chain

FOR THE GRADING PERIOD FROM JANUARY - MARCH:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Two (2) tickets to the Indians game on Tribe Scholars Day, where students will be recognized on the scoreboard for their achievement.

FOR CLASSROOMS

The top participating classes earning the most rewards will be rewarded with a visit from Slider and the Hot Dogs

*This opportunity should be considered a field trip opportunity. Transportation will not be provided.

Tribe Scholars Role Models

Tribe Scholars Role Models demonstrate civility, respect, and good behavior toward their teachers and fellow students. They may or may not have achieved academic goals, but their strong character is inspiring to their teachers and peers.

Class Assessment Form

Tribe Scholars Impact

On average, teachers see 20% more students maintaining good grades or improving by a letter grade in English/Language Arts and maintaining a 93% attendance rate by the end of the program. We estimate that this program directly impacted more than 500 students throughout the 2016-2017 program.