We use grades as a communication tool with students and families regarding a student’s mastery of the content. Relevant, timely, and informed grades are an essential tool towards student efficacy and independence. We strive towards equity and transparency in our grading policy. To this aim, our teachers post grades at least once a week, and students have multiple opportunities to show mastery of content. Further, we use a growth mindset in regards to grades (eg. not yet passing), and we commit ourselves to the success of each and every student. Finally, we recognize grades are subjective, and as such, they are never seen as absolutes nor are they defining factors among which we judge our students.
A student’s end of year grade will be comprised of:
Parents and guardians can monitor their student’s academic progress and attendance regularly by checking PowerSchool. Contact email@example.com to set up an account or reset your login credentials. The academic year is divided into two semesters (Fall and Spring). Within each semester are quarterly grading periods (approximately every 10 weeks). Progress reports will be emailed twice each quarter, and report cards will be mailed at the end of each semester. The final grade in a course is the average of each semester’s work.