To ensure that rigor is in place for students taking new courses, the following guidelines apply:
End of Course (EOC) Classes (Math 1, Biology, and English 2) – Evening schools will follow the state policy for offering EOC courses. In order to take an EOC as first time credit, the student will be required to take the state end-of-course exam associated with that course. Students will be eligible to take EOC's as credit recovery classes only if they have made a level 3 or more on the classroom exam.
Course Term – All coursework for first time courses must be completed by the end of the semester in which the courses are assigned. At the end of the semester a grade will be given for that course. That grade will be calculated in the student’s GPA. If the course is not completed by the end of the semester the student will be given a failing grade. In order for the student to receive credit for the course, he/she will have to complete the coursework the upcoming semester and a “P” will be assigned for credit.
Final overall grade for each unit–The overall grade for each unit must be at least “80.”
Lessons/Quizzes May be taken twice in an attempt to achieve a required passing grade. After the second attempt, test corrections must be completed by the student and shown to teacher. The teacher will then reassign missed items only. If a student fails the lesson or quiz after the third attempt, the teacher will reassign the entire lesson or test to the student or opt to allow the student to keep the grade achieved.
Projects Only one project will be assigned in each unit. All other projects will be skipped by the teacher. The teacher will determine which project the student completes and how that project is completed for each unit. Methods used will include, but are not limited to: PowerPoints, Prezi’s, Essays, Surveys, and Interviews. Points will be deducted for work that is not grammatically correct.
Unit Tests Before unit tests are unblocked, students will be required to show the teacher all handwritten vocabulary and definitions for the unit. If the student does not score at least a “60” on the unit test, he/she will be required to submit test corrections to the teacher before attempting it again. The final grade on each unit test must be at least “60.”
Final Exams – Students must pass the final exam with at least “60.” The exam will count as 25% of the final grade. Exams will be taken only one time, however, it is up to the teacher if the student’s exam grade needs to be higher.
Arrival and Departure TimesAll students are responsible for arriving and leaving evening school as assigned. First time credit students must remain in class for 4 hours (2:45-6:45). Time may be adjusted and communicated to students at the teacher’s discretion, based on breaks, etc.