Grading Policy

Grading terms for secondary students will be divided into two semesters.  For those courses that are a semester in length the final grade for the semester will be based on the percentage earned (no less than 70% summative and no more than 30% formative) for the entire semester. End of course semester exams will be given to all students in all secondary courses, and will be included in the 70% summative portion of a student’s overall grade. Credit will only be awarded for courses lasting a minimum of one semester (.5 credit). A final report card will be sent home at the end of each semester. Regular communication via telephone, email, or mail regarding student performance is encouraged. Status reports are required when a student’s grade drops below a 70% average in any class during any grading period. Status reports may be sent at any time during the school year. (District Policy IHAA) This notice must contain recommendations for correcting the student’s deficiencies.  Parents and students should check PowerSchool regularly to monitor progress in individual classes.  


Student effort and behavior will be reported to parents through a non-academic rubric that addresses the individual student’s ability to complete work, classroom participation, citizenship and social skills (See below).  The Student Effort and Behavior Rubric will be completed by each of their seven teachers’ specific to their performance in that class.


Parents and students should check PowerSchool regularly to monitor progress in individual classes.

For more information regarding this policy, please visit the district grading website:

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