Apex Middle School
The purpose of grades is to appropriately and consistently measure a student’s mastery of defined standards, as well as knowledge and skills learned over a grading period or semester.
Grading practices are not to be punitive in nature.
The grading scale used will be as follows effective for the 2015-2016 school year:
Letter grades will NOT be displayed on report cards any longer.
Students will be expected to make up missed work according to their team’s or teacher’s make-up policy. Points MAY be deducted for work that is turned in late.
Teams and/or teachers will determine due dates for all assignments and also establish a reasonable window of time to accept work past due dates, taking into consideration a student’s individual circumstances. Deadlines at the end of a grading period will be determined by teams and/or teachers to accept work for partial credit.
Students will be given opportunities during “working lunch” or during Cougar Time to get caught up on missing assignments. Students may also be assigned by an administrator to After School PAWS (ASP) or to the Cougar Den during the school day if additional time is needed to get caught up on missing assignments.
We do not
allow students to work for extra credit at Apex Middle School. Students who need assistance to master
concepts and skills receive that assistance through re-teaching.
Purpose of Homework
assign homework to:
When teachers assign homework (practice) they: