Marcos de Niza High School recognizes outstanding students who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- First Team All American
- National winner in a school related activity
- National Merit Scholarship finalist
- First Team/Chair All State (This includes athletics, music or other school recognized clubs and organizations
- First place winner in a State test sponsored by national academic organizations (i.e. the State Math and Foreign Language exam. A first place winner at any level will be recognized)
- Other (Other students may be recognized by a unanimous vote of the selection committee)
In addition, this site recognizes winning teams and school groups.