STUDENT POLICIES

 

GRADING

 

  1. Evaluation of student performance (grading) will be based on student achievement.

 

    1. Accomplishment of class work and homework assignments.
    2. Participations in class discussions and activities.
    3. Evaluation of written and oral reports and projects.
    4. Test and quiz scores.
    5. Attendance as it affects "make-up work."

 

1)      Students who are absent form school/class for any reasons are responsible for requesting any make-up work.

2)      Students who miss school /class may be given the opportunity to make-up work that is missed as well as reasonable time to complete the work.  (When requests for make-up are denied, automatic "F's" or "0's") shall NOT be given.

3)      For absences due to suspension, teachers are NOT required to provide make-up work.  (However, automatic "F's" or "0's") shall NOT be given for:

a)      Assignments that students are not allowed to make-up                   and/or  

b)      Mere physical absence from class

4)      For a student who is truant, automatic "F's" or "0's" may be given for work that is missed by the student

 

  1. Specific criteria for grading may vary with different teachers and for each course. Students are asked, therefore, to consult their teachers.  Teachers shall provide the information to the student at the BEGINNING of the course or upon the student's entry to the course.

 

  1. The transfer grading policy (CHANGE OF COURSES) will be as follows:

 

A.      If the student drops the course within the first two weeks of the quarter, the grade is a "W" withdrawal and NO GRADE penalty.

B.     If a student drops a course after Mid-quarter, the grade is an "F" for the old course.  NO GRADE issued for the new course.

C.     Normally, students will not be allowed to change in to a new course other than school service after the mid-quarter.  Exceptions, especially if based on valid teacher recommendations, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  The basic intent for paragraph 3 is to:

 

 

1)      Eliminate interruptions of instructional time where teachers end up having to provide extensive make-up work for late entries.

2)      Hold students accountable for their decisions

3)      Prevent students from purposely manipulating their schedules in an attempt to circumvent the 2.0 GPA criteria for extra-curricular activities.

HOMEWORK

 

  1. Rationale

 

While classroom instruction is the foundation for student learning, homework is an important extension of what is done in the classroom; i.e.: daily lesson, homework checks for out standing concepts covered in class and prepares students for the next day's lesson.

 

  1. Teacher Responsibilities

        

A)      Be sure the homework is clearly stated and explained.

B)      Be sure the homework is understood before being assigned.

C)      Be sure that the homework assignment is appropriate in relation to daily class work.

D)      Monitor student completion of homework assignments.

E)      Communications with parent (through deficiency notices, parent calls, parent conference, etc.)  When students are consistently late, incomplete or deficient with homework assignments.

F)Upon request by parent, provide homework for students that will be absent or who have been absent, determine a reasonable length of time for this work to be completed.

 

  1. Student Responsibilities

        

A)      Pay attention and listen carefully in school so that homework assignments are understandable.

B)      Ask questions to the teacher to ensure that the assignments are clearly understood.

C)      Write down all homework assignments to ensure that they will not be forgotten

D)      Be sure s/he has all the necessary materials needed to complete the assignments before leaving school.

E)      Do the best s/he can on the assignment.  Complete the assignment and be prepared to participate in follow-up activities.

 

  1. Parent Responsibilities

 

A)      Encourage their youngsters to do their best with schoolwork, including homework assignments.

B)      Monitor work at home when notified by the teacher that their child is not completing their assignments or at an acceptable standard.

C)      Follow up at home on any arrangements made between the parent and teacher.

D)      Request for grade checks from counselors if child seems to have NO homework or if grades drop.

E)      Request homework from classes a child misses due to absences.

 

  1. Work Load

 

A)      The teacher shall determine the nature and the amount of homework given.

B)      Homework shall not be mandatory everyday and no specific number of hours per day shall be assigned.

 

  1. Promotion

        

         (See Course Catalog)