Course Withdrawal Procedures
Once students have selected courses there will be no schedule changes,
including withdrawals, after the beginning of the grading period
except as determined by the principal.
Any student who is absent for the first three (3) days of a course
may be withdrawn from that course. If this occurs, the student must
No records shall be kept on a student withdrawing from a course with
the principal's permission prior to the end of the tenth (10th) day of the
course. If a student withdraws from a course with the principal's permission
after ten (10) days of the course, he/she will have WF (withdraw failing)
or WP (withdraw passing) recorded on his/her transcript. All WF's
shall be included in the calculations of the student grade point average.
Reporting periods are nine-weeks in length. In middle level schools
(grades 6, 7 and 8), each nine-week grade is a final grade for that grading
A This mark indicates the student has done work in quality and
quantity far in excess of the standards set forth for a satisfactory grade in
B This mark indicates that the student is doing work in quality
and quantity above the standards set forth for a passing grade in the
C This mark is a satisfactory passing grade. It indicates that the
student is acquiring the necessary information to proceed in the subject.
He/she is meeting the standards set for a passing grade in the course.
D This mark indicates that the student is not effectively mastering
the work assigned but has sufficient understanding of the subject to
justify the opinion that more growth will result from advancement than
from repetition of the course.
F Insufficient progress in the subject to merit granting of credit
in the course.
WF or WP Student has been withdrawn from the course failing
High School Credit for Middle School Students
Middle school students may earn high school credit for taking high
school level course work while in middle school. These credits may count
toward high school graduation. Students must apply through the Credit
by Choice program at their local high school to receive credit.
Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 earning a 3.5 grade average will be eligible. Any
F or D grade will disqualify a student for that grading period. Grades
in all subjects will be considered.
Students with illness, pre-acknowledged, and activity absences may
make up work. Forms for pre-acknowledged absence are available in
the office. One day of make-up privilege will be granted for each day of
absence up to a maximum of five school days, regardless of the length
of the absence. If notification of a test was given before the absence,
the student will be expected to take the test the day he/she returns to
Students who are suspended from school may have make-up privileges.
These privileges will be explained in the suspension letter.
The main function of progress reports is to inform the student and
of the progress the individual student had made in
class. It is expected that accurate and objective reporting to the student
and parent/guardian will encourage the student to make use of his/her
educational opportunities to the best of his/her abilities.
Interim progress reports may be given by the teacher at any
time. They are usually issued at the mid-point of a nine-week period.
The reports are designed to inform the student and parent/
guardian of the student's progress in a given subject area at that point
in time. These notices act as a general guide to both parent/guardian
and student so the student may improve his/her study and performance
habits. If you have specific questions call the teacher/team for further
direction or conference.