About Report Cards & Progress Reports
The Report Card is the document used to find out how the teacher evaluates the student’s work for a specific time period. It is a valuable report that both students and parents should pay close attention to in order to move towards a positive direction in meeting the requirements and standards for each class.
Each high school year is divided into two terms or semesters. The Fall semester begins in September and concludes at the end of January. The Spring semester begins in February and concludes in June.
During each semester, every student will receive 2 report cards or 4 for the entire year. Students and parents will also receive interim progress reports to keep the student and family up to date on the student’s academic work on an ongoing basis. The report card serves as a periodic assessment of the student’s work during that time period.
Each semester is divided into 2 Marking Periods. At the conclusion of each marking period, which is usually a period of about 6-7 week intervals, the student will receive a grade that will reflect the quality of his/her work.
The first and second marking periods have numerical grades. The grades 70 and above are valued in increments of 1. The passing grade in a course is 65. The second marking period is the final marking period of the semester and is the grade that will appear on the student’s transcript for that class during that specific semester.
Indicated on the report card, next to the grade for each class, is the number of absences in that class for that marking period. Parents and students can also find comments that the teacher adds to further explain the grade that is given.
On the bottom of the report card is the weighted average. A weighted grade is given to those courses with an increased level of difficulty and is considered an honor or advanced course. In that case, a student will receive a grade with an extra value of 1.1%.
Required exams and the grades received during that semester are listed in the bottom left-hand corner.
You will also find an explanation of grades in the lower right-hand corner of the report card.
Students are advised that all report cards should be kept in a safe place in order to have the ability to access these important documents for future reference.