Academics

All students are required to take all subjects including Religion and Enrichment.

 

Grading

The grading code is as follows:

A =

94-100

O =

Outstanding

B =

86-93

S =

Satisfactory

C =

78-85

N =

Needs Improvement

D =

70-77

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Participation

 

 

Report Cards/Progress Reports

  1. Progress reports are distributed mid-quarter if the student has below a C in any subject area.
  2. Report cards are distributed quarterly (each nine weeks) to students.
  3. First, third, and fourth grading period report cards are given to the student.  Second grading period report card is given to the parent during parent/teacher conferences.
  4. Students in Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten receive their first report cards at the end of the second quarter.  
  5. Progress reports and report cards must be signed and returned within two days.

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Awards

 

Grades K-2

Honor/Banner Roll is not given.

 

Outstanding Effort

K—Students earning Satisfactory in all areas.

1-2—Students earning all As and Bs on report cards, including behavior.

 

Merit

Students exhibiting self-discipline and always striving to do their best.

 

Reading

K-1—Students earning A, B, or S in reading and/or completing grade level reading requirements.

2-3—Students earning A or B in reading and completing grade level reading requirements.

4-5— Students independently reading and summarizing per teacher-chosen documentation at least 200 pages.

6-8—Students independently reading and summarizing per teacher-chosen documentation at least 500 pages.

 

End of Year

                Outstanding Effort

                K—Students maintaining Outstanding Effort for three quarters.

                1-2—Students maintaining Outstanding Effort for all four nine weeks.

 

                Merit

                K—Students maintaining Merit for three quarters.

                1-2—Students maintaining Merit for four quarters.

 

                Reading

                K—Students earning Reading award for three quarters.

                1-3—Students earning Reading award for all four nine weeks.

 

Grades 3-8

 

Banner Award

For the Quarter—Students must have all As in academic subjects and conduct.   Also, students must have an S in all enrichment classes.  (Handwriting is excluded from this criteria.)

For the Year—Students must have Banner Roll all four nine-week periods.

 

Honor Award

For the Quarter—Students must have As and Bs in academic subjects and conduct.   Also, students must have an S in all enrichment classes.  (Handwriting is excluded from this criteria.)

For the Year—Students must have either Banner or Honor Roll all four nine-week periods.

 

Merit Award

For the Quarter—Students who, in the teacher’s judgment,  exhibit excellent self-discipline and always strive to do his/her best but do not receive the Banner or Honor award will be given the Merit award.

For the Year—Students must have received Banner, Honor or Merit for all four nine-week periods.

 

Middle School Exams

Students in seventh and eighth grades are given mid-term and final examinations.  The mid-term and second semester grade for the seventh and eighth grade student is determined by tripling the percentages for the previous two nine-week periods, adding the mid-term or final exam, and dividing by seven.  The final grade is determined by adding the mid-term percentage and the end of the second semester’s percentage and dividing by two.  Seventh and eighth grade students who maintain a 94% average throughout the school year will be exempt from final exams.

 

Homework

Average daily homework approximations:

Kindergarten

15 minutes

1st Grade

30 minutes

2nd Grade

45 minutes

3rd Grade

60 minutes

4th, 5th, 6th Grades

90-120 minutes

7th, 8th Grades

120-150 minutes

 

Textbooks

Textbooks must be covered at all times.  Book fines for lost or damaged books will be assessed throughout the year.

 

PROMOTION/RETENTION POLICIES

Promotion

If a student earns an F in a major subject for the last grading period, regardless of other grades, the student may fail that subject for the year.  Promotion will be at the discretion of the teacher and principal.  Students must also meet the minimum attendance requirements of 160 school days per year.

 

Retention

  1. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students may be retained if consistent readiness has not been shown.
  2. Students in 1st and 2nd grades who fail reading or math must repeat the grade.
  3. Students in 3rd - 8th grades who fail one major subject must successfully complete a summer program approved by the principal.  A student who fails two major subjects must repeat the grade.
  4. Major subjects in 3rd – 5th grades are Reading, English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spelling and Religion. Major subjects in 6th – 8th grades are Literature, English, Math, Science, Social Studies and Religion.

 

Multiple Failures

Students who fail twice (consecutive years or not) may not be allowed to return to Annunciation.  Each case will be evaluated individually. Final decision rests with the school administration.

 

Criteria for 8th Grade Graduation

  1. Students who are not promoted will not be permitted to repeat the 8th grade at Annunciation.
  2. Any student who fails one major subject will be permitted to participate in graduation activities; the diploma will be held until a summer program is successfully completed.

 

Summer Programs

  1. Students who have failed one major subject must attend a summer program approved by the principal; the approval must be in writing.
  2. Failure to achieve a passing grade will result in automatic retention in the current grade.