Grades

Report Cards and Progress Reports

Students receive a progress report midway through each grading quarter and a report card at the end of each grading quarter.

Two different types of grades are assigned for each class:

Habits of Work (HOW), ranging from “4 = excellent” to “1 = needs improvement.” This grade includes but is not limited to class work, homework, class participation/engagement, behavior, and punctuality. Your child’s Accelerated Reader goal may count for as much as 30% of his or her HOW grade.  Work habits are a key to long-term success and brain development.

Standards-Based Proficiency (SBP), ranging from “4 = advanced” to “1 = below.” This grade is a direct reflection of student achievement in relation to California Standards and is the best determination of whether your child is above, below, or at the expected level.  The SBP grade is based on tests, assignments, projects, and quizzes.

 [sample progress report here]

Progress reports and report cards are mailed to home addresses on the following schedule: (I don’t have a calendar at home.  The mailing parties are a week after the end of the quarter, and a week after the midway point for progress reports)

First quarter progress report                 Oct. 5, 2012

First quarter report card                       Nov. 2, 2012

Second quarter progress report              xxx, 2013

Second quarter report card                   Feb. 1, 2013

Third quarter progress report                xxx, 2013

Third quarter report card                     Apr. 5, 2013

Fourth quarter progress report              xxx, 2013

Fourth quarter report card                    June 21, 2013

Honor Roll

A student must receive a 3.3 HOW average to be eligible for the honor roll, which is posted on the bulletin boards in the main hall and acknowledged at an assembly. A 2 or 1 HOW grade makes a student ineligible for honor roll. An honor roll student who receives a 3.5 SBP average is additionally recognized as being an Academic All-Star.

Promotion

To be promoted from sixth to seventh grade, a student must receive an SBP grade of 2 or better in twelve of the fourteen semester courses taken during the year. The twelve classes must include two semesters of English and two semesters of mathematics, all with a grade of 2 or better.

To be promoted from seventh to eighth grade, a student must receive an SBP grade of 2 or better in ten of the twelve semester classes taken during the year. The ten classes must include two semesters of English and two semesters of mathematics, all with a grade of 2 or better.

Graduation

To graduate, a student must receive an SBP grade of 2 or better in twenty of the twenty-four semester classes taken during seventh and eighth grades. The twenty classes must include four semesters of English and four semesters of mathematics, all with a grade of 2 or better. These requirements must be met by June for a student to participate in the promotion ceremony.