To encourage more students to participate in upper level courses and to pursue specific interests in a four year strand of courses for which there is no Honors designation, the District will allow third and fourth year high school students to apply for a Pass/Fail grading option for any course above and beyond the graduation requirements. Students may earn up to four credits (eight semesters). These courses will be excluded from the computation of grade point averages and class rank.
Students who elect this option:
must conference with the counselor and obtain an application
must submit the application with all appropriate signatures no later than one week after receiving the report card for the first and/or third marking period. Once the Pass/Fail option has been approved, students may not request a change back to a traditional numerical grade on the transcript.
will receive numerical grades on progress reports and report cards for eligibility purposes.
will receive a P (Pass) or F (Fail) for the semester grade associated with that course(s) on the transcript.
Teachers will continue to promote academic success by:
encouraging students to attend tutorials if necessary.
monitoring student progress by timely grading of student work.
communicating with parents regarding concerns about attendance, academics, or behavior.
adhering to district policies regarding grading and reporting of student progress at 3 week and 6 week intervals.
Students wishing to pursue Pass/Fail should obtain an application in their House office. Applications must be turned in by the deadline. Applications must be turned in for each semester that the student is applying for Pass/Fail. Check the calendar portion of the website for exact due dates.