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CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND LANGUAGES
CISL PARTICIPATION AND REFLECTION POINTS





All CISL students are required to submit CISL points from co- or extra-curricular activities with an international emphasis. The purpose of this requirement is to expand and intensify their global awareness.

 

REMINDER - Although the x2VOL service hour tracking system uses the terms "hours" for submission and tracking, the CISL system of points IS NOT tied to a specific amount of time spent participating in various activities: # of hours DOES NOT EQUAL # of points. See below for specific point values associated with different types of activities.

GUIDELINES:

  • All students must earn a minimum of ten (10) points per school year.
  • Students working towards the CISL certificate with Honor Stole are required to submit a minimum of one hundred (100) points by May 1 of their senior year
  • Students may begin collecting points upon successful completion of eighth grade.
  • Activities undertaken during the school-day or completed as assigned coursework or receiving academic credit cannot also be submitted for CISL points.
  • Points must be earned in at least three (3) different categories throughout high school.
  • Points will only be awarded when submitted: either on the X2Vol platform or a completed paper points verification form* with accompanying documentation/proof

*Paper points forms will no longer be accepted after June 7, 2019. 

CATEGORIES OF ACTIVITIES

Maximum possible points

shown below:


Participation (Reflection)


Notes


Example: Foreign Language Club 4 (5)

A student may receive a maximum of 4 points for attending all meetings and a maximum of 5 points for a detailed and thoughtful written reflection on the year’s activities.


ACTIVITIES (MISCELLANEOUS) i.e. not listed below but international in nature

2(2)

It is advised that activities be submitted for approval by the CISL Coordinator before participation to ensure eligibility.

AFRICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION

4(5)

One year’s participation & full record of INTERNATIONAL activities required

ART CLUB/ HONOR SOCIETY

(International Projects)

4(5)

Submission requires documentation of participation in INTERNATIONAL projects

CISL ACTIVITIES

General Meetings 1(1)

Guest Speaker 1(1)

U.S. Freedomwalk 4(2)

Taste of CISL Tailgate 1 (5)


Oxfam Hunger Banquet /

Rise Against Hunger 3(2)

1 pt./meeting – can be submitted together or separately w/ individual reflections

1 pt./hr. @ checkpoint

Student-prepared international dish – 2, description, visual aid, and verbal presentation – 3, 1 add’l pt./guest (limit 3)

1 add’l pt./guest (limit 3)

CISL CONFERENCE

Attendee 5(5)

Session Presenter 5/session (5)

1 add’l pt./guest (limit 3)


CISL STUDENT COMMITTEE or SPECIAL PROJECT

10(5)

One year’s participation & full record of INTERNATIONAL activities required

CISL PARENT BOOSTERS MEETINGS

1

Maximum of 10 points over 4 yrs. to be added to student’s account. Submission of points required for documentation.

ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB

(International Projects)

4(5)

Submission requires documentation of participation in INTERNATIONAL projects

ESOL CLUB/PEER TUTORING


4(5)

Successful completion of club/society’s attendance and/or tutoring requirements. Full record of activities verified by sponsor.

FOREIGN TRAVEL or STUDY ABROAD

Travel 5 (15) per travel opportunity




Approved Foreign Study Abroad:

30+ days = 30

Semester = 40

Year = 60

(Transcript or other official documentation required)

Proof of travel MUST be submitted.

Travel documentation for additional reflection points includes any or all of the following artifacts:

  1. Map (2)
  2. Diary/Journal (target language when possible) (5)
  3. 2-page Essay explaining how the trip affected the student’s global awareness. (3)
  4. Scrapbook/video/digital presentation with narrative, pictures and other mementos. (5)
HISTORY CLUB

(International Projects)

4(5)

Submission requires documentation of participation in INTERNATIONAL projects

HOSTING INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE STUDENTS

up to 15 days = 1 pt./day

15-30 days = 15

31-60 = 20

60+ days = 25

Semester = 30

Year = 40

Hosting must be verified by Hylton sponsors or other official documentation. Additional reflection points may be awarded at the discretion of the CISL Coordinator based on the quality of reflection(s) submitted. Points may also be awarded for hosting multiple students simultaneously at the discretion of the Coordinator.

HINDU/MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION

4(5)

One year’s participation & full record of activities

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT


Attendee 1(2)

Performer/Volunteer 3(2)

Documentation with proof of attendance is required.

Level of participation must be verified by sponsor.

HYLTON-BASED COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION

(International Projects)

4(5)

Submission requires documentation of participation in INTERNATIONAL projects

MODEL UNITED NATIONS (MUN)

1-day conference: 4

2-3 day conference: 8-12



(Points awarded to be determined by MUN Sponsors as part of the points awarded above)

Conference participation points will be awarded at the discretion of the MUN Sponsor & CISL Coordinator based on the quality of:

  1. research
  2. written paper
  3. attendance per committee session
  4. participation
  5. award(s) received
NIPPON CLUB

4(5)


One year’s participation & full record of activities

SCHOLASTIC BOWL “It’s Academic”

4(5)

One year’s participation & full record of activities

U.S. BASED SUMMER PROGRAM (International)

e.g. FL GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL or HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMATS, etc.

15

Successful completion of program must be verifiable

WORLD LANGUAGE CLASSES

(outside Hylton; NOT for academic credit)

15


Each year’s participation and linguistic progress must be documented.

WORLD LANGUAGE CLUB

4(5)

Successful completion of attendance and/or tutoring requirements. Full record of activities verified by sponsor.

WORLD LANGUAGE

HONOR SOCIETY

4(5)

Successful completion of attendance and/or tutoring requirements. Full record of activities verified by sponsor.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I’m ready to get started! How do I register to begin logging my CISL points?

*First you must log in to your Naviance account. If you do not know your Naviance login credentials, please ask your counselor for help.

  1. Visit the x2VOL Service Hour Tracking page.
  2. Complete your x2VOL profile the first time you access x2VOL.
  3. Set your password if you'd like to use the mobile app and select a class group.
  4. Start logging your CISL points in x2VOL!