NOCE Celebrates Student Success!

We at NOCE are very proud students completing their educational programs and accomplishing goals.

Student and teacher taking an award photo together.

Each year NOCE hosts an awards ceremony for students who have completed major milestones in their educational journey including Braille Transcribing, United States Citizenship Program, Disability Support Services (DSS) Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) Program. The event also highlights students earning scholarships, and those completing the one-year student leadership program.

2021 NOCE Student Success & Scholarship Event

NOCE will host the 2021 Student Success & Scholarship Event at the end of May 2021. The date, time, and location is to be determined.

Student Success & Scholarships Awards

  • NOCE Student Success Awards

    The Student Success Award winners are selected through instructor and instructional staff nominations.

    Students are nominated for excelling academically while overcoming significant barriers or obstacles.

    We honor and salute these students for enrolling in an NOCE program or class to enhance their job, college, or life opportunities.

  • English as a Second Language Program: Advanced Level Award

    The ESL Program offers six levels of English-language learning focusing on topics or functions of daily life.

    Students who received this award have mastered the advanced or highest level of ESL Program classes and recommended for advancement to:

    • The High School Diploma Program
    • Career Technical Education Program
    • College
    • Work
  • English as a Second Language Program: Academic Success Awards

    The ESL Academic Success Program is for upper-level ESL Program students whose goal is to transition to a community college or university.

    The program is unique, combining academic coursework with:

    • Counseling
    • Field trips to colleges, and the library
    • Extracurricular activities such as book club and drama.

    Students who have completed the requirements for this program will receive a certificate of completion at this event.

  • United States Citizenship Program Awards

    Students enrolled in NOCE’s U.S. Citizenship Program complete 40 hours of:

    • U.S. Government
    • U.S. History
    • English-language skills

    This course prepares students for the U.S. citizenship exam.

    Students that receive this award have successfully completed the NOCE class and have recently become citizens by passing the U.S. citizenship exam conducted by Immigration and Naturalization Service. 

  • Disability Support Services Transition Awards

    The goal of the DSS Program is to foster educational and career pathways toward personal independence.

    Students that receive this award have completed, to the best of their ability, a series of DSS Program classes.

    DSS awardees can transition into the community, to college, or to the workforce to utilize their attained skills.

  • Braille Transcribing Awards

    Students who complete the Braille Transcribing Program requirements and pass their certification exam receive their certification at this event.

    Once certified, Braille Transcribing Program completers can work as:

    • Literacy Braille Transcribing
    • Mathematics Braille Transcribing
    • Music Braille Transcribing. 
  • NOCE Student Leadership Award

    NOCE is proud to select a group of students who serve as school-wide leaders each year.

    These students attend and participate in specific school-wide committees or workgroups, including:

    • President’s Cabinet, Budget Committee
    • Institutional Effectiveness
    • Community Relations Team
    • Student Equity and Achievement
    • Several District committees.

    Student leaders are also encouraged to participate in school-wide events, surveys, focus groups, and more to provide the student’s voice through feedback and input.

Need More Information on the Scholarship Program

Please visit the NOCE Scholarship Program page for more information on important scholarship deadline dates and application requirements

A photo of students attending the 2019 Student Success and Scholarship event

Interested in the NOCE Student Leadership Program?

Get more information on the application process and deadlines by visiting the Student Leadership page today. Become an NOCE Student Leader!