ASB/Yearbook Information for 2016-2017
8th Grade Promotion
In order for students to promote from middle school with a certificate, students must satisfactorily complete 21 credits and earn all Math and English credits for 7th and 8th grades. To participate in promotion, students may not owe unresolved library or ASB debts, unserved disciplinary actions/detentions.
Scholarship and citizenship grades are recorded as A, B, C, D or F. An “A” indicates outstanding achievement, a “C” indicates average work that meets the basic standards and an “F” indicates a failure to meet standards. Remember, day-to-day effort, hard work and studying are the best ways to achieve good grades in school. A 3.0 GPA is your goal to remain on-track for Compact for Success.
Scholarship Grades: Grading procedures are explained at the beginning of each semester, during Back to School Night and during parent conferences. Teachers send written grading policies home with students during the first week of school.
Citizenship Grades: To determine citizenship grades, teachers evaluate participation, timely completion of assignments, regular/prompt attendance, behavior towards others and attitude in class.
Progress Reports/Report Cards
Report cards are issued on an 18-week semester basis and represent final grades for the student’s permanent record. Report cards are mailed home in January and June.
Progress reports are taken home by students after the sixth and twelfth weeks of each semester. These reports indicate the progress students are achieving in academics, behavior and attendance. Under-performing students may require a weekly progress report program and/or attend the Homework Center.
NOTE: Progress Reports indicating a D or F grade serve as official notice to parents that the student is at risk of failure at the semester.
Homework is an integral part of the academic program and is designed to supplement class instruction and provide independent practice. Homework is usually assigned Monday through Friday according to each teacher’s homework policy. To achieve success, students should spend a minimum of 20 minutes per academic subject each night on homework and review. When no other homework is assigned, students are expected to read to reach the state expectation at the middle school level of one million words read each year!