• Policies & Procedures
     

    Grading Policy
     
    Grading is done on an individual basis and reflects student growth and development. Grading incorporates assessment of student attitudes, skills and knowledge in proportions appropriate for each course.

    Definitions:

    Citizenship (Daily Grade) (30%) includes (a) manners, behavior and professional ethics; (b) clean up and organization; (c) personal and uniform cleanliness; (d) safety; and (e) reliability and attendance. An unexcused absence will result in a “zero” for the day of the unexcused absence. All students will receive a grade out of “10” daily in this category based on the following:

    Four (4) points will be awarded to the student for being in the proper program uniform. The program instructor will detail program uniform expectations.

    6 – Fully engaged. Following program expectations. Demonstrating safe work practices. Collaborating.
    5 – Fully engaged. Following program expectations. Demonstrating safe work practices.
    4 – Following program expectations. Demonstrating safe work practices.
    3 – Mostly engaged. Following expectations with reminders. Minor safety violation.
    2 – Redirection required to stay engaged. Following expectations with reminders. Minor safety violation.
    1 – Frequent redirection required to stay engaged. Following expectations with reminders. Minor safety violation.
    0 – Major behavior/safety infraction or unexcused absence.


    Skills/Competencies (40%) are the ability to apply the knowledge gained in the course including (a) mechanical ability; (b) use of time; (c) use of materials; and (d) working procedures.

    Knowledge/Assessments (30%) is the understanding of the concepts, processes and application of the body of knowledge.

    Grading Scale
     
     Letter GradeNumerical Average 
     A+ 96-100
     A 90-95
     B+ 85-89
     B 80-84
     C+ 77-79
     C 73-76
     D 70-72
     F 69& Below 
     I Incomplete

    Marking Period Weights
     
    Marking Period  Weight
     MP1 20%
     MP2 20%
     Mid-term Exam 10%
     MP3 20%
     MP4 20%
     Final Exam 10%
     
    Grading Information

    A - Outstanding Achievement 
    B - Above Average Achievement
    C - Average Achievement No Credit Earned
    D - Below Average Achievement 
    F - Little or No Achievement, No Credit Earned

    A Excellent - Indicates outstanding achievement. The “A” student demonstrates superior achievement and mastery of the subject matter; scores highly on classroom tests; demonstrates excellence in understanding the concept of the subject; and exhibits a high degree of effort in class/program work.

    B/B+ Good - Indicates above average achievement. The “B” student demonstrates good understanding of concepts and content of the subject and good mastery of skills and their application; scores better than average on almost all tests, and achieves at times the same quality work as the “A” student.

    C/C+ Average - Indicates average achievement. The “C” student demonstrates satisfactory and average understanding of the concepts and contents of the subject; satisfactory or average mastery of the skills and their application; does more than the minimum requirement for the course.

    D Passing - Indicates below average achievement. The “D” student demonstrates below average but acceptable understanding of the concepts and content of the subject; has a limited mastery of only the minimum amount of the subject matter of the course, and performs below the average expected of a student in the subject.

    F Unconditional Failure - Indicates unsatisfactory achievement. The “F” student demonstrates little or no achievement in the subject area and displays no initiative in class work or tests. The academic subject must be repeated. No credit is earned. Students who fail their program area may not return to that program the following year unless approved by the program teacher and administration.

    I Incomplete - Incomplete work in a subject is to be completed within a specified time after returning to school, or the grade becomes a failing grade. Upon approval of the administration, exceptions due to long term excused absences may be made at the discretion of the instructor.