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Academic Performance Information

Report Cards
 
Report cards are sent home four times a year at the end of every quarter. These reports attempt to keep parents informed of their child's progress in school. However, if a parent requests, they may call the school for a conference with their child's teachers, counselors, or administrators concerning student progress or problems.
 
Principal Honor Roll/Honor Roll/Honorable Mention
 
Students who earn quarterly grade point averages (GPA) of 4.0 qualify for the Principal's Honor Roll. Students who earn quarterly GPA of 3.5 to 3.833 qualify for the Honor Roll. If the GPA is from 3.0 to 3.4, the student qualifies for Honorable Mention. To determine your average, first change your letter grades to the numbers in the following manner...
  • A = 4.00
  • B = 3.00
  • C = 2.00
  • D = 1.00
  • F = 0.00
Add up all the numbers and divide them by the number of subjects in which you received a grade. For example - if your grades were B, A, C, B, B, and A, the sum of the corresponding numerical value would be 19.  Since you received six grades, divide 19 by 6; the result, 3.1 is your grade point average.
 
BOE POLICY 4502:  Middle Level Education Promotion Policy

 The Board of Education recognizes that young adolescence is a critical period in the development and education of students. Middle level students must develop 21st century learning skills and be able to use technological tools. Therefore, all students in grades six, seven and eight shall be required to take language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies and be able to demonstrate their 21st century knowledge and skills.

Students will receive an academic unit for each of the core content courses to be promoted to the next grade level. Successful completion shall be based on academic proficiency on identified benchmarks.

Approved: 9/02; Amended: 4/7/05; 8/5/10

7th Grade Year Courses:
  • Language Arts
  • Math - 7th Grade General Math, Pre-Alg
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Career and Technology:  Exploratory Wheel
  • Fine Arts/Elective
8th Grade Year Courses:
  • Language Arts
  • Math - 8th Grade Math, Alg I
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Career and Technology:  Exploratory Wheel
  • Fine Arts/Elective
 
Program Changes
 
Student requests for program changes will be accepted during the first two weeks of school only. Students requesting changes must bring a note from their parent(s) to the teacher or counselor. Changes will be made after careful review and consideration by the counselor. Students and parents should understand that changes will only be made on a space available basis.
 
Advisory Periods
 
Advisory Periods are assigned according to the CORE interdiciplanary teaching teams. During Advisory, students plan and organize school and team activities, discuss guidlines and problems of attendance, performance, and other issues relevent to the success of every student. The goals for Advisory are improved communication, skills in problem solving and team building.
 
 
For more information: We encourage parents to contact us if needed, you may call the school office at (808) 305-1289.