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If you are possibly moving to another school district before the end of this school year, it could impact your graduating on time. See the page TRANSFER STUDENTS for more information.


Grade Level counselors have completed their classroom visits regarding the upcoming Schedule Requests for the 2017-2018 School Year to be made by students beginning with a special Homeroom on March 6th.  See the timeline chart below for details.

Monday, March 6
Sit-down homeroom after 1st hour to distribute schedule cards to students and discuss relevant scheduling issues.

Monday, March 6 - Thursday, March 9
Students will finalize schedule cards, consult with parents, and obtain all required signatures.

Friday, March 10
Schedule cards due to all IF teachers; wristbands for a planned Jean Day distributed to all students who hand in cards on this day. Grade Level Counselors will enter schedule requests into the computer system. Students who did not turn in schedule cards on March 10 are asked to PLEASE do so ASAP. They may consult with their grade level counselors first if necessary.

Monday, March 27
Extended Homeroom after 1st hour. Printed Request Verifications will be given to the homeroom teachers and signed by the students. These request verifications are given so students will see that the requests they have made have been entered into the computer system by their counselor.  Time extended; a homeroom meeting will be announced when schedule verification printouts are ready.

Students are reminded that if they do not turn in a schedule request card, a schedule will be made for them, with courses chosen by the grade level counselor.  These students will have to wait until July (after the mass scheduling procedure is done by administration) to discuss their counselor-made schedules with their grade level counselor.  Schedule requests will NOT be put into the system after administration begins working on the Master Schedule for 2017-2018.  Bottom line: You snooze, you lose!


A 100-93 
B 92-85 
 C 84-75 
 D 74-67 
 F 66-0 

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The following grading promotion policy was adopted by the board into Pupil Progression to be effective for the 1617 school year and beyond. 

Grades are calculated from numerical scores from 2 weighted categories
  • Formative Assessment Grades - The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning. More specifically, formative assessments help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work.
  • Summative Assessment Grades - The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark. Summative assessments are often high stakes, which means that they have a high point value. 
Nine Weeks grades are calculated with a weight of 40% for Formative Assessment Grades, and 60% for Summative Assessment Grades. The calculated is converted to a letter grade to be reported on the Report Card.

Quality Points are used only at the end of the Nine Weeks Grading Period.
A = 3.5 average and above
B = 2.5 - 3.49 average
C = 1.5 - 2.49 average
D = 1.0 - 1.49 average
F = below 0.99 average

For Year-Long courses, students must have minimum of 4 quality points over the four 9 weeks grading periods, with a minimum of 4 quality points combined for the 3rd and 4th 9 weeks grading periods. Students must pass the last 9 weeks grading period with at least 1 quality point (meaning a grade of D or higher the 4th 9 Weeks).

For Semester Long, one credit courses, (examples: Business English, Technical Writing, Financial Literacy, Business Math) students must earn a minimum of 2 quality points, with a minimum of 1 quality point for the 2nd or 4th 9-weeks period grade; students cannot make an grade of F the final 9 weeks of the course.

For F’s earned the 2nd or 4th 9-weeks period for a half-credit course, the student fails the course, pending recommendation of the School Building Level Committee (SBLC) and the principal, with final approval granted by the Grade Level Director of Schools.

For Full Year courses where there is an End of Course (EOC) Test: If the student makes a grade of F the 4th 9-weeks grading period, he or she fails the course, UNLESS the student earns a GOOD or EXCELLENT score on the EOC test, and the student has earned at least 1 quality point over the year.

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*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date.
**See Non-Saturday testing for information related to this test date.

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Weighted GPA's & TOPS
In order to align the calculation of grade point averages with Act 359, beginning with the FRESHMEN entering in 2014-2015 and graduating in 2018 and beyond, the calculation of the minimum cumulative grade point average shall utilize a five-point scale for grades earned in certain Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate courses, Gifted courses, and Dual enrollment courses.

Please be sure to bring proof of residence and transcripts when registering your child.

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