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Grades & Credits

Grades & Credits

The academic grade is based on the premise that an "A" grade is earned by only the student who thoroughly understands the subject matter, develops good work habits, demonstrates proper attitudes, and benefits from constructive criticism.  Symbols: A-Advanced; B-Proficient (generally considered minimum grade for entrance into four-year colleges); C-Basic; D-Below Basic; F-Far Below Basic.

Grade "A"
Factors related to subject matter:
  • Has outstanding ability
  • Demonstrates initiative and participation with minimum teacher motivation
  • Attempts to make a worthwhile contribution to the class
Factors related to study habits:
  • Hands in written assignments that are accurate, neat, and on time
  • Works towards the maximum of his/her ability
  • Shows evidence of having wisely used in class and home study time
  • Is regular in attendance except when ill and make-up assignments are complete
  • Is prompt
  • Brings necessary books and supplies to class
Factors related to attitude:
  • Is receptive to constructive criticism
  • Shows desire for information, which promotes learning
  • Contributes to the learning of other students
Grade "B"
This grade indicates that the student is stronger than the average pupil, but lacks the ability or initiative to be considered advanced. A's or B's are desired for entrance to most colleges and universities.

Grade "C"
This grade indicates the student has achieved at a generally satisfactory level.  While achievement is acceptable, the student has not shown outstanding ability in this subject, and this grade does not generally meet entrance standards for most four-year colleges or universities.

Grade "D"
This grade is a caution signal. The student is not doing satisfactory work but has made some progress. Attention should be given to study habits.

Grade "F"
A grade of "far below basic" means no credit is earned toward graduation. The student is in serious difficulty and should seek assistance of a teacher, counselor, or parent. The student should take advantage of any and all special help.

It is the belief of the school that while every student may not be able to achieve academically at a superior level, each member of the student body can receive such a rating as a citizen of the school community. Teachers and students should consider the following items as basic determinants of the individual citizenship grade.
The Responsible Student
  • Is courteous to teachers and classmates
  • Is considerate of others in their actions
  • Demonstrates self discipline and control
  • Is honest
  • Is cooperative with students and teachers
  • Respects authority
  • Gives attention and concentration to class activities
  • Is punctual to class
  • Takes care of school property—covers textbooks, doesn't write on desk or wall, or mutilate school equipment
  • Brings necessary supplies and equipment to class
  • Is in regular attendance
  • Turns in required assignments promptly
Poor citizenship may result in the loss of senior privileges or permission to attend school activities.