Awards and Certificates

Use these printable academic awards for students and recognition certificates to celebrate their effort, achievement, and progress! Present them in class, or send home to parents.

What Awards Can Be Given to Students?

Whether you are looking for a "best student award," need ideas for awards for classmates, or creative recognition certificates for who is an excellent student, you'll find a large selection of awards for elementary students, middle school awards, and high school honors. This collection features awards for academic excellence across all subject areas, recognition certificates for good classroom behavior, notes to send home to parents, awards for personality and attitude, and extracurricular activities.

Types of Awards

Academic and Good Behavior Awards

  • Academics:Reading Rockstar Award, Master Mathematician, Quick Note: Math Excellence, Science Star
  • Behavior: Magnificent Manners, Great Effort Award, I Can Do It! Award

Recognition Certificates for Motivation and Personality

  • Personal Qualities: Caring Classmate, Helping Hands Award, Quick Note: Kindness
  • Motivational: No Homework, Free Computer Time, Star Performer, Good News for Parents

Achievement Awards

  • Milestones: Graduation Certificate, Student of the Day, Target Reached
  • Behavior Awards & Certificates

    • Good Citizen Award

      Print out this Good Citizen Certificate for the most deserving student in your class. This printable is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.

    • Super Citizenship Award

      Recognize good citizenship with this printable award. Tailor this customizable PDF to your needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.

    • Student of the Day Award

      Give an award for a special student - every day! This printable is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.

    • Thank-You Certificate

      Present this certificate to the most deserving student and express your gratitude. This printable is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your teaching needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.

    • A Friendship Award

      Use these badges in a unit on friendship, to award students for participation, or for students who exhibit good ideas about ecology and environmental awareness.

    • Perfect Attendance Award

      This customizable reward is a great reward for perfect attendance by printing out this certificate for the appropriate student.

    Rewards

    • Homework Pass

      This pass entitles a student to one homework-free evening at home. This can be used as an incentive for your students to work hard in class and earn high grades.

    • Free Computer Time Award

      Reward children with free computer time during class. This is a great reward for your students to work towards in class.

    • Make Gift Certificates

      Sometimes the best present is the one that doesn't cost a thing. Encourage your students to be creative in their gift giving with these printable gift certificates.

    End-of-Year Certificates & Awards

    • Star Performance Award

      At the end of the school year, customize this printable as a graduation award: "Congratulations on your star performance in second grade."

    • Graduation Note: "Owl" Always Remember You

      This creative award congratulates students on graduating to the next grade or finishing a learning program with a cute note that says, "Congratulations Graduate! 'Owl' always remember you. Have a great summer!".

    Academic Awards and Certificates

    These academic awards for students will help you recognize achievements for reading, math, science, writing, or any other academic program. Also included are special notes for parents that recognize student academic achievements, and many ideas for celebrating student progress in creative ways.

    Badges

    • Ecology Badges

      Reward students for their efforts to save the Earth with these badges. Challenge them to see how many badges they can collect.

    • Ecology: Wrist Awards

      Use these wrist badges to award students for participating in a unit on the environment.

    • Friendship Badges

      Use these badges in a unit on friendship, to award students for participation.

    Performance Certificates & Awards

    • Star Performer Certificate

      Reward your students for outstanding work. This printable is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing. This can be used for math, writing, or more.

    • Good News Notes

      Recognize progress or reward outstanding work with these good news notes. They're a positive way to communicate with parents, plus they'll help foster students' self-confidence. Each printable note is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.

    • Herpetology Bookmarks and Awards

      Reward your students' literacy with this reading award. This printable is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.

    Reading Awards

    • "Bear-y" Good Reading Award

      Reward your students' desire to read with this reading award. This printable is customizable. Tailor the PDF to your needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.

    • Curious George Gets a Medal: Certificate & Medal

      After reading Curious George Gets a Medal, use this printable activity to acknowledge another deserving book character or person who deserves recognition. Children can write about the recipient and design a medal for them.

    • Reading Award

      Do your students love to read? This is the perfect award to encourage.

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