All Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Students - The following criteria will be used to calculate students’ grades each semester. This grading policy will be used by ALL subject teachers in the middle school grades:
50% tests/quizzes: Tests will evaluate major bodies of work (ex. novels, plays, literary items, units, chapters, etc.). Quizzes assess knowledge of a small body of work (ex. reading assignments, vocabulary, listening, etc.)
20% homework assignments which are an essential part of every class. When a student is absent from class, he or she is responsible for completing the homework assignment and handing it to the subject teacher.
30% class work: The class work grade will consist of written work done in class, class participation and in class projects.
Make-up Policy: It is the students’ responsibility to arrange to make up work missed because of absence from class. All reading and written assignments are due regardless of absences. Exceptions may be made in certain unusual circumstances. If a parent calls by 10:00 a.m. when a student is absent, homework can be picked up in the main office at 2:00 p.m.