Grading Guidelines (All Grade Levels)
Approved grading guidelines for each grade level or course will be communicated to students and their parents by the classroom teacher. These guidelines establish:
• The minimum number of assignments, projects, and examinations required for each grading period;
• How the student’s mastery of concepts and achievement will be communicated (i.e., letter grades, numerical averages, checklist of required skills, etc.);
• Circumstances under which a student will be allowed to redo an assignment or retake an examination the student originally failed; and
• Procedures for a student to follow after an absence.
The grading handbook for each grade span is located below:
Please contact your student's campus for questions and concerns.
Middle School Grading Handbook
Cheating and plagiarism are serious offenses. Every student is expected to do their own work.
Cheating is a means by which to take advantage of underhanded tactics to gain information that is not honest. Plagiarism is using others’ ideas and words without clearly acknowledging the source of that information. This would include using the following without giving credit: o
• Another person’s idea, opinion, or theory.
• Using any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings—any pieces of information –that are non-common knowledge.
• Quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words; or
• Paraphrases of another person’s spoken or written words.
This will not be tolerated. Anyone caught using/copying another student’s papers (this will include homework, tests, daily work, and projects) will receive a zero for that assignment. The student allowing such an occurrence will also receive a zero unless, in the judgment of the teacher, the student was a victim of circumstance beyond his/her control. Students that fraudulently use someone else’s assignments shall receive a zero for those assignments. Plagiarism may also result in a zero for the assignment. Repeated infractions could result in the failure of the course. The student is also subject to disciplinary procedures.