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Grading Procedures for 9th-11th Graders

 

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The following provides information on the NC State Board of Education Statewide Grading Policy for K-11 Due to COVID Pandemic and School Closure and the processes for Broughton High School following the WCPSS published guidelines. It applies to stduents in grades 9-11. This information was shared with families via School Messenger by the district and Dr. Ashburn on Tuesday, 5/12/20. If you have questions, please contact your child's teacher, counselor, or administrator. 

 

INFORMATION FROM THE POLICY:

All courses at Broughton High School are yearlong. Accordingly, the following apply:

  • The first semester S1 grade will be reported numerically for a half credit on the student’s transcript. It will appear as F1 for half credit.
    • Students can improve their current S1 grade in one of two ways:
      • If the student failed S1, she or he can improve to a grade of 60; or
      • Students can improve their S1 grade to the next letter grade if their S1 average was within 5% points of the next letter grade (ie, 65% to a 70%).
  • On May 13, Quarter 3 (Q3) grades will be reported in PowerSchool as the current official average. Only work due on or before March 13 can be factored into this Q3 grade. No grades can be lowered after the current official average is reported on May 13. Any missing assignments will be reported as the lowest potential grade for the assignment so the student knows the current official grade as it would appear on the transcript. 
  • Q3 will be reported as an F1 grade as a half credit on the student’s transcript. The default grade for every student will be Passing (PC-19) or Withdraw (WC-19) based on the student’s grade as of March 13. If a student was passing the class on March 13th, it will appear on the transcript as a PC19 and the half-credit will be awarded but will not factor into the GPA. If a student was failing the class on March 13th, it will appear on the transcript as a WC-19 and the half-credit will not be awarded.
    • If a student is failing (WC-19), the student can improve the grade to passing to receive a PC-19 through remote learning opportunities;
    • Students can improve Q3 grade in one of two ways:
      • If a student is failing (WC-19), the student can improve the grade to passing to receive a PC-19 through remote learning opportunities;
      • Students can improve their Q3 grade to the next letter grade (ie, 70% to 80%).
  • Q3 grades will be reported as a final average in PowerSchool on May 29. Once the final average has been reported, students who wish to have a numerical grade reported on the transcript for Q3 will complete a written request. 
  • There will be no Quarter 4 grade. It will be blank on the report card.
  • There will be no final exams.
  • Remote Learning will continue through June 12, 2020. 

PROCESS - STUDENT DIRECTIONS

  1. All students & families can view the student’s Q3 current official average for all courses in PowerSchool on May 13. 
  2. Students were to have completed a written request form by 4pm on Monday, May 18th to notify the school that they would like to engage in remote learning opportunities to improve the S1 and/or Q3 average per the parameters on page 1. This form should be completed for each grade she or he would like to increase. The student will also email her or his teacher to notify the teacher. Students can then engage in remote learning opportunities to improve numerical averages following teacher directions until May 29. Students and families should note that teachers may set due dates prior to May 29th to provide timely feedback. 
  3. After 4pm on May 29, all students & families can view the student’s updated, finalized S1 and Q3 grades in PowerSchools. Beginning June 1st, teachers, counselors, and administrators will be available for scheduled phone calls or teleconferences should the student and family like help in determining the best course of action. After 4pm on May 29th, students can do the following: 
    1. If the student does not want to report the numerical average for Q3 (spring semester), then no further action is necessary and the grade will default to a Pass (PC-19) on the transcript for half credit that does not calculate into the GPA. Click here to find a GPA calculator tool that can help you determine if grade improvement helps your overall GPA. OR
    2. If a student wants to report the numerical average for Q3 (spring semester), then the student will complete a written request form provided by the school by no later than 4pm on Wednesday, June 10. Once the student has chosen to report the numerical average, this decision cannot be reversed.