• Pass/Fail

     

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    To encourage more students to participate in upper level courses and to pursue specific interests in a four-year sequence of courses for which there is no honors designation, the district will allow high school students to apply for a Pass/Fail grading option for any course above and beyond the graduation requirements. Courses taken as pass/fail will not count toward graduation requirements, including endorsements. Students may earn up to four credits (eight semesters) as pass/fail. These pass/fail courses will be excluded from the computation of grade point averages and class rank. Pass/fail applications must be submitted each semester.

    Students who elect this option:

    • must conference with the counselor and obtain an application
    • must submit the application with all appropriate signatures to the counselor no later than one week after receiving the report card for the first and/or third 9 weeks report card. 
    • may not request a change back to a traditional numerical grade on the transcript once the pass/fail option is approved
    • 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.
    • may NOT pass/fail a dual credit course

    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 and must be submitted for each semester that the student is applying for Pass/Fail. See your counselor for exact due dates.