Every week, students will set goals and track their progress.There will be one grade for COLLABORATION & EFFORT and one grade for ACADEMICS.
ACADEMIC progress will count 70% of the grade
COLLABORATION & EFFORT will count 30% of the grade
The EFFORT grade (30%) will be based on the student's ability to track weekly progress in meeting social, emotional, and learning (SEL) expectations, according to the school's code of conduct.
Effort grades will be calculated, as follows:
30 PERCENT - Effort Grade for Report Period (40 Instructional Days) #______
25 or more reward points per week
20 reward points per week
15 reward points per week
Below 15 reward points per week
Additional requirements must be met in order to receive credit, including a plan for the implementation of individualized social services, pending available school resources.
Additional requirements will be based on the Procedure for Sanctions (See Student-Parent Handbook). Once all requirements have been met the student, parent / legal guardian, and Executive Leadership team will meet within one week of sending grades for the specified report period in order to design and implement individualized services, based on available school resources.
The ACADEMIC grade (70%) will be based on the results of weekly assessments and INTERDISCIPLINARY activities, aligned to state academic standards.
Homework will provide practice for weekly evaluations that count.
70 PERCENT - Academic Grade for Report Period (40 Instructional Days) #______
98 - 100
95 - 97
93 - 94
90 - 92
87 - 89
85 - 86
80 - 84
77 - 79
75 - 76
Additional requirements must be met in order to receive credit, including a plan for the implementation of individualized academic intervention strategies (small group, student pairs, and one to one individualized tutoring during FLEX Blocks for the upcoming report period).
Additional requirements will be based on maximizing FLEX BLOCK periods (up to 90 minutes daily) for the implementation of small group, student pairs, and one-to-one tutoring with college student mentors.
Within one week of receiving an incomplete grade the parent(s) / legal guardian of the student should provide 3 specified times for availability to meet with the Office of the Executive Director. This meeting will be used to design an individualized learning plan for the student, focused on targeted one-to-one and small group intervention during daily FLEX BLOCK periods (at least 2 times per week).
 Durlak, J. A., Weissberg, R. P., & Dymnicki, A. B. (2011, January / February). The Impact of Enhancing Students' Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions. Child Development, 82(1), 405-432.
Promotion to the Next Grade
order for students to be promoted to the next grade, each student must complete
Achieve a final COLLABORATION &EFFORT grade
average of C or higher in each course.
Achieve a final ACADEMIC grade average of C- or
higher in each course.
Complete an end-of-the year real-world project
thesis, working in INTERDISCIPLINARY student teams.
Complete requirements, as designated by the Office
of the Executive Director, related to improving an Incomplete grade, including
but not limited to mandatory summer tutoring or mandatory summer school.
Students not fulfilling these
requirements will be eligible for due process procedures.
Opportunities for Individual and Small
Group Mentoring / Tutoring
the first full week of school, ALL students will take an academic assessment
focused on identifying the skill level of every student in the areas of Reading
/ Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. The results of this test, will serve
as one fact in prioritizing schoolwide mentoring and tutoring needs.
semester, students will be eligible to receive one-to-one and small group
tutoring in collaboration with various not-for-profit organizations and
university partners. Mentoring and tutoring priorities will be established by
the Office of the Executive Director, focused on deploying a schoolwide
strategy that maximizes personalized intervention for ALL enrolled students.
performance in the areas of effort (reward points) and academics (weekly
assessments) will serve as the basis to design a robust intervention focused on
teamwork and collaboration between students, mentors, volunteers, teachers, and
/ tutoring opportunity blocks will be available throughout the academic day,
including FLEX block periods, Homework Tutoring Periods, and other periods, as
deemed appropriate by the Office of the Executive Director.
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