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Grades/Evaluation Of Student Achievement   

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Grades For Achievement

Grades for achievement shall be reported each marking period as follows:

A (90-100%) Superior 4.0 grade points

B (80-89%) Better than Average 3.0 grade points

C (70-79%) Average 2.0 grade points

D (60-69%) Below Average 1.0 grade points

F (0-59%) Failure 0 grade points

I Incomplete 0 grade points

NM No Mark 0 grade points (not included in GPA)

Pass Pass (for pass/fail) 0 grade points (not included in GPA)

Fail Fail (for pass/fail) 0 grade points (not included in GPA)

WP Withdraw/Pass 0 grade points (not included in GPA)

WF Withdraw/Fail 0 grade points

NC No Credit 0 grade points (not included in GPA)

An "Incomplete" shall be given only when a student's work is not finished because of illness or other excused absence. The Principal or designee must approve all "Incomplete" grades prior to the grade being submitted. If not made up within six weeks, the "Incomplete" shall become an F.

A "No Mark" shall be given only when circumstances have not allowed the student to be enrolled in class long enough to earn credit or the student has not yet completed the required work and will continue to complete the course in the subsequent semester or summer session. A student will have no longer than the subsequent semester/term and summer session to complete the work required. (Summer session and Fall semester/term or Winter semester/term and Summer session.) If the work is not completed by that time, the "No Mark" will be replaced with an "F".

If more than one teacher is involved, both teachers will provide input for determining the final grade and sign the grade change/credit completion form. The "No Mark" will be replaced with the final grade and posted during the semester/term the "No Mark" was given.

Pass/Fail Grading

The Superintendent or designee may identify courses or programs for which students earn a Pass or Fail grade instead of a letter grade. Courses approved to receive Pass or Fail grade will be designated in the adopted Course of Study. Individual teachers may not elect to give Pass or Fail grades.

Students who receive a Pass grade shall acquire the appropriate semester units of credit for the course. Students who receive a Fail grade shall not receive credit for taking the course.

No Credit

The mark of NC (No Credit) will be given to indicate that the student was not enrolled in one or more courses in a given regular-year term (semester, quarter or trimester).

It is the policy of the Governing Board that teachers make timely reports to the parents/guardians of each student of the most complete and accurate information possible regarding both the student's academic and citizenship progress.

(cf. 5123 - Promotion/Acceleration/Retention)

(cf. 5124 - Communication with Parents/Guardians)

No grade of a student participating in a physical education class may be adversely affected due to the fact that the student, because of circumstances beyond his/her control, does not wear standardized physical education apparel. (Education Code 49066)

When reporting student grades to parents/guardians, teachers may add narrative descriptions, observational notes and/or samples of classroom work in order to better describe student progress in specific skills and subcategories of achievement.

Grades for Citizenship and Effort

Grades for citizenship and effort shall be reported each marking period as follows:

E Excellent

S Satisfactory

U Unsatisfactory

Grade Weighting

UC Designated Honors/Advanced Placement Classes and a maximum of four UC/CSU transferrable community college courses from the EUHSD designated list or four approved college or university courses.

A = Superior 5 grade points

B = Better Than Average 4 grade points

C = Average 3 grade points

D = Below Average 1 grade points

F = Failure 0 grade point

Repeating Classes

Suppression

With the approval of the principal or designee, a student may repeat* a course in order to raise his/her grade. Both grades received shall be entered on the student's transcript, but the student shall receive credit only once for taking the course. Students must complete the AB1012 Request Form prior to repeating a course.

* Except under rare circumstances, California law prohibits a student from repeating a course in which he or she originally received a grade that is sufficient to satisfy requirements for admission to the California public institutions of postsecondary education and/or the minimum requirements for graduation, unless the course is repeatable for credit. Therefore, it is permissible for a student who receives a "D" to repeat a course in order to remediate the low grade; however, students who receive a grade of "C, B, or A" may not repeat the same course.

The highest grade received shall be used in determining the student's overall grade point average.

Repetition for Elective Credit

With approval of the principal or designee, and parent or guardian, a student may repeat* a course to be applied to elective credit. Both grades received shall be entered on the student's transcript, but the student shall receive credit only once in an academic core area for taking the course, the alternate credit may be applied as elective credit. In this instance both grades will be applied to the student's overall grade point average. Students must complete the AB1012 Request Form prior to repeating a course.

* Except under rare circumstances, California law prohibits a student from repeating a course in which he or she originally received a grade that is sufficient to satisfy requirements for admission to the California public institutions of postsecondary education and/or the minimum requirements for graduation, unless the course is repeatable for credit. Therefore, it is permissible for a student who receives a "D" to repeat a course in order to remediate the low grade; however, students who receive a grade of "C, B, or A" may not repeat the same course.

Withdrawal from Classes

A student who drops a course during periods 1 through 6 during the first 20 school days of the semester may do so without any entry on his/her permanent record card. A student who drops a course during periods 1 through 6 after the first 20 school days of the semester shall receive a W/F grade on his/her permanent record, unless otherwise decided by the principal or designee because of extenuating circumstances. In such cases the student may receive a W/P. Principal or administrative designee may assign partial credits based on the exit grade, as determined by the teacher of record, in lieu of W/P (Education Code 49066).

Regulation ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: November 17, 2015 Escondido, California

revised: January 15, 2019

revised: May 14, 2019