RHS Grading Policy for 2020-21
*All ISD 196 High Schools have the same policy for 2020-21
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RHS Students and Families -
The intent of this newsletter is to provide ISD 196/RHS grading policies and timelines for the 2020-21 school year. This will explain district and school policy in general terms. Please connect with individual teachers regarding specific course requirements, late work policies and grading that apply to that individual class.
During this unprecedented time, RHS is committed to providing all students with the opportunity to keep hard earned letter grades, but also the opportunity to earn passing credits if experiencing adverse challenges. Please communicate with your teachers on specific details for each course on how to finish successfully.
RHS Assistant Administrator - Scheduling & Operations
ISD 196 High School Grading Policy for 2020-21
Students are expected to fully participate / engage in the entire course
Teacher professional judgment determines appropriate grade based on essential learnings and appropriate curriculum, instruction and assessments
Teachers, students and families utilize Schoology platform and grades for the process of learning and communication throughout the course
Students are awarded the corresponding grade in Campus, based on their learning, for the final grade in the course to be used on transcripts and report cards
End of term grades taken from Schoology to be posted in Campus:
Grades A through C- are posted as is
Grade of D is posted as a P (Pass)
Grade of F is posted as an NC (No Credit)
A student with an NC may have the opportunity during the 2 week Incomplete Period to complete work to earn a P depending on course policy and with advance teacher permission
An NC may not be changed to a letter grade, just a P
An NC is final after the Incomplete Period ends
An Incomplete (I+) is posted only if the student may still earn a letter grade due to unique circumstances
A student with an I+ will have the 2 week Incomplete Period to complete work to earn a letter grade or a P
Students are automatically awarded the letter grade earned, but can request a P instead of a passing letter grade for any course (after seeing their final grade in Schoology) by notifying the teacher according to the timeline and school process set for each trimester
Tri 3 Grading Timeline and Process for 12th Grade Students
Tri 3 Grading Timeline Summary for 12th Grade Students
Tri 3 Grading Timeline and Process for 9th, 10th & 11th Grade Students
Tri 3 Grading Timeline Summary for 9th, 10th & 11th Grade Students
What does a Pass (P) grade mean?
In a typical school year, all District 196 students have the option to select one class per trimester to be taken as a Pass/Letter Grade option. Normally, students would choose 1 class, complete the application in the first 20 school days, then select either the letter grade earned or a Pass (P) at the end of the trimester.
A Pass (P) grade results in a student receiving credit for the course which counts towards credit needed for graduation. Receiving credit means the student does not need to repeat the course. The student’s Grade Point Average (GPA) is not affected. If the course is a prerequisite for a higher level course, receiving credit for this course would qualify and the student may take the next course.
Due to flexible and distance learning plans that are being implemented this year across the country, all ISD 196 high schools, as supported by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), have endorsed the option of multiple Pass (P) grades for the current grading period. This reduces the creation of barriers to a student’s graduation status, college admissibility, and/or college athletic eligibility.
For more information about grading policies during the COVID 19 crisis, please visit the links below:
RHS Hybrid Learning Schedule - as of April 19
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