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Grading:


I believe that grades should be a celebration of what has been learned and that all students can achieve passing grades. As teachers, we have a responsibility to tailor our instruction to meet the different learning needs of all students. I make every effort to ensure that all students achieve a high level of learning and receive above average grades, but it is ultimately the student's responsibility to listen, participate, study, and complete work, all of which are reflected in their grades.

Letter grades are given for Reading, Writing, Spelling, Science, Social Studies and Math. Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) are given for Citizenship, Music, Art, and P.E. The following scale is used for letter grades:


A+ = 100%
A = 93-99%
A- = 90-92%
B+ = 87-89%
B = 83-86%
B- = 80-82%
C+ = 77-79%
C = 73-76%
C- = 70-72%
D+ = 67-69%
D = 63-66%
D- = 60-62%
F = below 60%

Grades for each subject are determined by a combination of points earned on assignments and points earned on tests. Assignments are worth 40% of the grade and tests are worth 60%

Assignments are categorized into 2 groups: Classwork and Homework. Classwork assignments are kept at school and expected to be completed during classwork time. Homework assignments are sent home Monday through Thursday in a special homework folder. The folder with the completed assignments inside are expected to be returned first thing in the morning each day.

A reasonable number of assignments are accepted late, with points taken off for lateness.

Assignments that are completed incorrectly are often expected to be fixed and returned. Teachers will take time to help the student with the parts they are having difficulty with. Students are encouraged to ask for help.

Tests may be retaken after a serious effort is made to relearn the information. Teachers make every effort to take time to help the student with the parts they are having difficulty with. Students are encouraged to ask for help.

Parents are encouraged to help their child keep track of their grades through the use of the Friday Folder, class Wiki page, online grade-book, and by contacting teachers.