Rationale: SCHS administration supports a supplemental grading policy to the district’s existing
policy in order to create standards of consistency across all disciplines.
Timeline: The campus policy is effective throughout the 2014-2015 school year.
Review: A campus grading committee will be established to review the supplemental policy and
other grading issues that arise.
SCHS GRADING POLICY
- Grades are weighted as follows:
Exception: Spanish IV 70/30
All Other Areas Not Listed
- All grades are an assessment of an academic skill, concept, or performance.
- Grades based on behaviors are reflected in conduct grades.
- Major or summative assessments are defined as tests, projects, etc.
- Minor or formative assessments are defined as quizzes, daily grades, homework, etc.
- In classes with a summative weight of 60%, a minimum of 3 major or summative assessments will be administered.
- In classes with a summative weight higher than 60%, a minimum of 4 major or summative assessments will be administered.
- The minimum number of grades is 2 grades per week.
- Grades cannot be doubled or tripled to meet minimum requirements.
- Grades are posted at least once a week and published to parents and students through eSchool.
- All assignments will be entered into the grade book before the start of the nine weeks.
- Parents will be contacted by phone when a student fails a class for the nine weeks.
- Re-teach and reassessment is mandatory for summative grades with a class average of less than 70.
- A student has the opportunity to reassess after a summative grade of less than 85 for any reason.
- Reassessment in AP classes will follow district guidelines and policy.
- Reassessment is not available in Dual Credit classes.
A maximum of 1 reassessment will be offered, and the maximum grade on the reassessment will be an 85. Students must make and understand corrections to original summative test and complete all formative assignments to be eligible for reassessment. Reassessments must be offered within 1 calendar week of the date in which the original graded assessment was returned. Students must make arrangements to attend the re-teach and reassessment date set by the teacher if reassessment is done outside of school hours.
Late Work Policy
All Summer Creek High School teachers will utilize the following late work policy for all classes, regardless of level. This policy applies to all assessments.
Late work will be accepted up to 5 school days after the due date with a penalty of _20 points per day.
N- Needs Improvement
Any student receiving a conduct grade of N or U must have documented disciplinary incidents and parents must be contacted by phone.
Some SCHS teachers assign homework that can be completed electronically via a web-based application. Since these assignments can be assigned and made due at any time on any day, students must stay aware of deadlines.
Due dates and times for online work are absolute and are determined by the teacher. It is expected that teachers communicate deadlines in class, in writing, and electronically as appropriate.
Assignment availability can be determined by the web-based application that the teacher is using. For example, an assignment may become available at 3:00 PM on Friday. It is expected that teachers communicate deadlines in class, in writing, and electronically as appropriate. Students are expected to complete online work and should not assume that they have extra time to do an assignment if they are absent on the day that the assignment “opens” or becomes available. If an assignment opens on Wednesday at noon, and the student is absent, the student will be expected to complete the assignment by the same deadline as the rest of the class. Students should make every effort to access the assignment via their own computer, phone, or a library computer.
Late work policies and penalties do apply to online work.