GRADING & PROMOTION
The academic policy, which has been adopted by the Board of Education, states whereby each student is expected to earn a minimum of 70% passing credits within the major areas of study in order to be promoted. Averages will be figured in accord to schedules written into Board Policy. Parents will be notified whenever their child's grades are deficient of this requirement. Promotion will be determined by meeting the specific criteria outlined by district policy.
A= 94 -100
B = 88-93
C = 78-87
D = 70-77
F = 69 & below
High Honors = 3.5-4.0
Honors = 3.0-3.49
It is the policy of this Board of Education to strive to ensure that students meet district goals and objectives and can perform at the expected levels for their grades before being promoted.
Decisions to promote a student to the next grade level shall be based on a number of variables, which include but are not limited to the following:
successful completion of the curriculum
daily attendance (when unexcused or excessive absences impact student performance)
No student will be promoted to the next grade level based solely on age or any other social reason not related to the student’s academic performance. The school has developed standards for satisfying the criteria for promotion, and reviews and revises appropriate remedial programs to assist students determined not to qualify for promotion to the next grade level.
The student’s educational team shall determine promotion of a student having an individualized education program, or receiving reasonable accommodations pursuant to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Requirements at each grade level vary and are not included in this handbook, but are available in the school offices.
Reports and Conferences
Report card grades are sent home with the individual student three times a year on a trimester schedule which require parental signature on two occasions. Parents can access student grades at any time through their TeacherEase account. Parents are encouraged to request an individual conference regarding their child’s progress at any time when questions may arise. Parents should contact the student’s teacher or school office to arrange these conferences.
Scholarship Awards (Honor Roll at Lincoln School Grades 3-5)
Students in grades 3-5 who have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale) in one grading period of a given school term will receive an award at an assembly near the end of the school term recognizing their academic accomplishments.
Scholarship Awards (Honor Roll at Washington School Grades 6-8)
Students in grades 6-8 who have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale) during each of the first two grading periods of a given school term will receive a scholarship medal which will be presented at a special banquet honoring students who achieve the necessary grades. All students meeting the criteria will be invited to the "Those Who Excel Banquet" held after the completion of the second grading period.