Grading Policy

Grading Policy

Major Assignments (60% of Final Grade):
Tests
Essays 

Minor Assignments 
(40% of Final Grade): 
Daily Classwork
Oral Language Development Assessments
Vocabulary
Journal Writing  
 
Excused Absences:
Students with an Excused Absence will have the opportunity to make up missed workat the rate of 1 day for 1 day missed, with a maximum of 5 days. Students who areabsent had prior notice of a major or minor assignment must complete the assignmenton the 1st day back to school. Student will receive a 0 for any major or minorassignment not made up within the allotted time. 

Unexcused Absences:

Students with an Unexcused Absence may not make up missed work. However, if theunexcused absence is determined to be caused by extenuating circumstances,makeup work may be allowed. The grade for the makeup work will be no higher thana 70. 

Failing Major Assignments:
All students will have up to 3 additional school days to redo a failing major assignment,but the grade will be no higher than a 70. 

Late Major Assignments:

All students will have 3 additional days to make up a major assignment if late (with aprogressive grade penalty of 10 points per day). 

Semester Exams:

Semester exams will be comprehensive and count as 20% of the semester grade.Should the semester exam cause a student to fail the semester, the student has theoption of retesting. The student must retest within 3 days, and the retest will be the soleresponsibility of the student. The retest grade will be no higher than a 70.