Grades Up

  • Program Information
    1. The purpose of this policy is to establish a school-wide program for the recognition of students who are successful academically.
    2. Students tend to perform better when they know that they will be recognized and/or rewarded for their achievement.
      • A student who improves a letter grade in one subject, but drops in another subject is not eligible.
      • A student who improves a letter grade in two subjects, but drops in only one subject is eligible.
      • A student who improves two letter grades in one subject, but drops only one letter grade in only one other subject is eligible.
      • In essence, the primary determinant is OVERALL IMPROVEMENT.

    Example 1 (this student qualifies)

    Social Studies - Improves from C to B
    Language Arts - Improves from B to A
    Mathematics - Improves from D to B
    Science - Remains same C to C
    Physical Education - Remains same B to B 
    Art - Drops from B to C 
     

    Example 2 (this student does NOT qualify)

    Social Studies - Drops from B to C
    Language Arts - Remains same C to C
    Mathematics - Improves from D to B
    Science - Remains same C to C
    Physical Education - Remains same B to B 
    Art - Drops from B to C  
    1. A student's citizenship rating is not a consideration during eligibility determination.
    2. Procedures:
      1. Administration will determine students who are eligible for recognition.
      2. A period of time, not to exceed one lunch period for each grade level, will be scheduled for the recognition activities.
      3. Coordination will be made with the PTSO for support and determination of the recognition activity to include funding and supervision.