• Grading Scale

    A= 90-100

    B= 80-89

    C= 70-79

    D= 60-69

    F= 59 and below

    Grading Policy and the Power of I:

    All middle school teachers, except Algebra 1 and English, will use the following grade calculation methods: 

    1. Yearly average will be calculated averaging each semester equally for non credit-bearing S1 = 50% and S2 = 50% 
    2. Semester Averages will be calculated where each quarter weighs 45% and the semester exam will count 10%.
      1. Semester 1 (S1) will calculate as Q1 = 45%, Q2 = 45% and E1 = 10% 
      2. Semester 2 (S2) will calculate as Q3 = 45%, Q4 = 45% and E2 = 10% 
    3. Semester Averages for year long credit bearing courses will be calculated as follows:
      1. Semester 1 (S1) will calculate as Q1 = 45%, Q2 = 45% and E1 = 10% 
      2. Semester 2 (S2) will calculate as Q3 = 40%, Q4 = 40% and E2 = 20% 

     

    POWER of I

    Major assignments MUST be redone if the student makes below a 59/F.  .  However, the highest grade they can receive is a 70.  Also, they can retest twice per quarter.  Students have 5 school days to do this.

     

    Extra Credit: I do not generally give extra credit assignments.  Therefore it is important for students to keep up with their homework, class work and tests.  That being said, this year I will allow students to read AR books that pertain to my class for extra credit.  They will need to either select a book for approval, or ask me for some suggestions (US History topic).  Students will need to read the novel, take the AR test and make an 80 of higher on the test.  If they meet these requirements they will receive an extra grade towards their average. They may read and test upon 1 book for extra credit.