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The basis for marking and grading are outgrowths of the graded school, and the felt needed for information concerning status and progress of pupils. Grading gives information for pupil guidance and counseling, shows achievement of pupils in relation to others, assists in grouping, retention, transfer and grade placement, and informs parents of the progress of their children. It also helps administrators evaluate the effectiveness of the school program. A, B, C, D, F, I (Incomplete) and NC (No Credit) marking system will be employed. The grading policy will be based only upon academic objectives.
The grading scale for regular academic classes is based on the 4.0 GPA system as follows:
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“Weighted Credit” or “Quality Points” for AP, IB and ADE Honors courses will be awarded only if the student completes the required testing.
Promotion of pupils will be by the teachers and principal when they feel the pupil is able to do the advanced work. This would generally mean that a student who is regular in attendance for the year and makes passing grades will be promoted.
Promotion policies will take into consideration the individual’s abilities (results of I.Q. and Achievement Tests), the school’s objectives and curriculum and social conditions of the next grade. All final grades shall be arrived at mathematically and shall be defendable. Academic grades shall not be lowered because of unsatisfactory conduct.
Grades are based on academic objectives only. Each teacher will base a percent (not to exceed 10%) of the student’s grade on effort and participation in class.