Burleson ISD High School Students Have the Chance to Win a Car for Going to School

Burleson Nissan and Burleson Honda partner for “Strive to Drive! TX” Initiative to Reward Students for Perfect Attendance

BURLESON, Texas (Aug. 30, 2017) – Burleson Independent School District (BISD) students have the opportunity to win a free car, courtesy of Burleson Nissan and Burleson Honda, just for going to school. As part of the “Strive to Drive! TX” student attendance initiative, two high school students in BISD will win a car.

Burleson Nissan and Burleson Honda partnered with Strive to Drive TX to encourage students to attend class, which has a direct correlation on academic performance.

Each six weeks, students in grades 9-12 who are at school on time, every day, all day, will receive a ticket for a drawing. Students from Burleson High School, Centennial High School, Burleson Collegiate High School, and Crossroads High School, who meet the requirements, are eligible to win. In May, ten finalists are drawn. Each finalist receives a key but only one will start the car.

“It is with extreme gratitude that we continue this tremendous partnership with Burleson Nissan and Burleson Honda,” said Superintendent Dr. Bret Jimerson. “Attendance is a vital factor in student success, and while we work to keep lessons relevant, this program will further incentivize coming to class.”

How does the Strive to Drive TX program work?

  • Students must be enrolled in the Burleson ISD for the entire six week grading period.
  • Students may earn 1 ticket per six weeks for perfect attendance.
  • Students may earn 5 bonus tickets per semester for perfect attendance (Fall and Spring).
  • Students may earn 10 bonus tickets for no days missed all year.
  • The district will utilize state guidelines for reporting average daily attendance to determine perfect attendance contest eligibility.

The contest begins August 21, 2017. Grading periods are as follows, with the first and last grading periods altered for the drawing:

  • August 21, 2017 to September 29, 2017
  • October 2, 2017 to November 3, 2017
  • November 6, 2017 to December 22, 2017
  • January 9, 2018 to February 16, 2018
  • February 20, 2018 to April 6, 2018
  • April 9, 2018 to May 25, 2018

For more information on the Strive To Drive TX student attendance initiative, Burleson Nissan or Burleson Honda, contact Belinda Kelley at Belinda@strivetodrivetx.com.