Aside from TQA’s traditional honors (valedictorian, salutatorian, honorable mentions, and with honors) the following awards are recognized during the commencement exercises:
Academica Industria et Perseverantia Prize:
This is given to any Grade 12 student who has passed all the written admission tests and completed all the requirements of the “big four” universities in the Philippines: University of the Philippines, Ateneo De Manila University, De La Salle University, and University of Sto. Tomas.
Passing the Philippine Military Academy’s Entrance Examination (PMAEE) automatically entitles a graduating student to Academica Industria et Perseverantia Prize.
Academic Strand Excellence:
This is a student who gets the highest yearend average with no grades lower than 90% in all his applied and specialized subjects and has completed the required number of TQA electives, modules, and course works.
Advanced Modular Curriculum Honors:
This is given to any student who gets the highest average in special program subjects. An Academic Strand Excellence awardee is disqualified from getting this award.
ICT Capstone Award:
This is an award given to a student who will submit an outstanding ICT project research that will benefit TQA. The project should use and present new or novel ideas and approaches to solve a relevant existing problem in a scientific and creative way.
The project must be an original work and not previously submitted to any other school. It must be properly cited, referenced, gathered, and utilized according to TQA guidelines and standards.
The project must be mentored only by the student’s current teachers and coaches in TQA. The ICT department and the school’s tech-team choose the recipient of this award.
Math/Science Thesis Award:
This award recognizes any graduating student who has shown excellence, originality, depth of knowledge, and competence through the completion of his or her senior high school math or science research/thesis.
The thesis must be an original work and not previously submitted to any other school. It must be properly cited, referenced, gathered, and utilized according to TQA guidelines and standards.
The thesis must be mentored only by the student’s current teachers and coaches in TQA. The upper school teachers choose the recipient of this award.
CEM 99 and 99+:
This is given to any student who gets 99 or 99+ in CEM yearend test.
Sports Achievement Award (National and International Events Only):
This is given to any student who has won in national and international sports competitions during their senior high years (Grades 11-12).
Student Leadership Award:
This is given to any student leader who has shown good leadership skills, commitment to the activity, good discipline, and behavior, and has successfully implemented or facilitated a major program, activity, or a project for school. The upper school teachers choose the recipient/s of this award.
SC Service Award:
This is given to any SC officer who has shown commitment and dedication to performing, planning, coordinating, and facilitating SC programs or activities. The SC adviser choose the recipient/s of this award.
This award is given to an outstanding editor-in-chief of the school’s official news publication who has garnered at least 40 curricular points in publishing, facilitating, training, winning, and participating in school-endorsed campus journalism events and activities during the entire high school years.
An achievement or recognition at the national or international level is required to get this award.
Campus Journalism Cord:
This award is given to a Quantum Leap member who has made significant contributions to TQA’s scholastic and traditional-legacy journalism.
In evaluating a candidate for this award, the school admin and moderators consider the length of years of active and committed service to The Quantum Academy’s campus journalism. The recipient must have at least two years of active involvement and an irreplaceable role in the school’s journalism.
This is given to any non-SC elected officer who has shown commitment and dedication to performing, planning, coordinating, and facilitating at least two successful school programs or activities.
This award is given to any graduating student who has demonstrated talent and commitment to an important school project or initiative. The upper school teachers choose the recipient/s of this award.
Azure/Crimson/Emerald/Gold House Medal:
The house advisers choose only 2 recipients of this award based on leadership, active involvement, consistent participation, dedication, and support during house activities. The house advisers choose the recipient/s of this award.
TQA Graduate Medal:
All Grade 12 graduates receive this medal.
This is given to a graduating student who has completed all his or her upper school grade levels (Grade 7 to Grade 12) in TQA.
This medal is given to a member of the house team that wins the house cup. It is given only when a member joins all the upper school house activities during the school year.
Distinguished TQA Senior High School Thesis:
The thesis must be about one of the TQA-required topics provided by the school administration. This thesis must be relevant, coherent, precise, original, and conducted inside The Quantum Academy.
The student researcher must prove to the defense panel that he/she has a complete knowledge of the rules of the APA styles used in his/her thesis. The thesis should show evidence that the researcher understands the ethical and legal use of information. The thesis must be mentored by any qualified Quantum teacher. The lower and upper school teachers choose the recipient of this award.
This thesis is featured in the school’s main library. A prize of P10,000.00 may be added to this award if the thesis has complied with all the guidelines and met TQA expectations.
Quantum Extra & Co-curricular Awards:
These are awards given to students by winning in official TQA events and competitions.
Non-Quantum Competitions (National and International Events Only):
These are school-approved non-Quantum-related awards and wins.