Letter grades are used as indications of “A” School course work mastery. Unless special circumstances exist, students will be assigned a letter grade at the end of each quarter and each semester. Student progress will be continuously evaluated as either acceptable or unacceptable in accordance with course work standards and individual teacher expectations. Students are expected to be actively involved in daily learning and completion of assignments.
The following grading procedures will be followed by all “A” School teachers:
- All course work must be completed before credit will be earned and a letter grade assigned.
- Assignments will be returned for improvement until the course standards are met.“A” School teachers may have individual standards for each student.
- Late work will be accepted. However, late work cannot accumulate. Interventions are in place like Academy Day, homeroom and lunch study halls to prevent students from getting behind.
- Each student will be given adequate time to complete course work.
- Staff members will be available to provide tutorial/make-up sessions for any studentrequiring academic assistance.
- Each student will earn grades of A, B, C, D, NC, or I.
- A student is considered to have successfully met the requirements of the grading policy if at least 4 out of 5 of “A” School morning classes are passed.
- “A” School staff will communicate with parents/guardians regarding grade concerns and the need for intervention strategies. A telephone call will be made home and if problems persist a parent conference will be scheduled at school.
- A student enrolled in an afternoon program such as main school classes, work experience, or PSEO must follow the grading policy of that program.