School Board Policy Manual

Nevis Public Schools

Independent School District 308

 
 

Table of Contents

School Board Policy 625

625 STUDENT ACADEMICS

 I. CLASS RANK

Class rank will only be used when a college/university specifically needs it.

II. CREDITS

Promotion shall be attained by successful completion of the following credits:
Sophomore - 7 credits
Junior - 14 credits
Senior - 22 credits

Students shall repeat 7th & 8th grade if they have received no credit (F) in four or more classes.

Students need 30 credits to graduate. 

Grade level may change at semester time if students has earned enough credits added to semester 2 credits to advance to the next grade level the following year.

III. HONOR ROLL

A. At the end of each term, the honor roll is determined.  In High School to be on the Straight A Honor Roll the student must have Straight A's, a (GPA) of 4.0 for the current term.  To be on the A Average Honor Roll a student must have a GPA between 3.6667 - 3.9999 and not have any F’s on his/her report card for the current term.  To be on the B Honor Roll a student must have a GPA between 3.000 - 3.6666 and not have any F’s on his/her report card for the current term.

B. Elementary Honor Roll will be determined as follows:   A Honor Roll must have a GPA of 3.6667 to 4.0 for the current term and B Honor Roll must have a GPA of 3.0 - 3.6667 for the current term.

C. Students must be enrolled full time to be included on the Honor Roll.

D. Year End Honor Roll is calculated from grades received at Nevis for term 1, term 2 and term 3.

IV. HONOR STUDENTS

Senior Honor students will have the following cumulative grade point averages from grades 9-12 upon completion of the 3rd term of a student's senior year:

GPA of 3.3333 up to 3.6666         Honor Students
GPA of 3.6667 up to 3.7499         Honors with Distinction
GPA of 3.7500 and above            Exemplary Honor Students

V. REPORT CARDS AND GRADES

Grades are a teacher's academic evaluation of student's work and become a part of their permanent record.  Students make the record, the school records it.  Report cards are processed four times a year, at the end of each nine week term.  Parents are encouraged to review the report cards with their children and consult with their teachers.  (See, also "Promotion Policy and Graduation Requirements".)  Students will not receive any Incompletes.  All classes will be graded according to what the student has done.  At the end of a course, a yes/no will be given to High School students to determine if a student passed the course.

Students receive the following grades with these assigned GPA values: 
A = 4.0000 points
A- = 3.6667 points
B+ = 3.3333 points
B = 3.0000 points
B- = 2.6667 points 
C+ = 2.3333 points
C = 2.0000 points
C- = 1.6667 points
D+ = 1.3333 points
D = 1.0000 points
D- = .6667 points
F = 0 points

VI. FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Foreign Exchange students and students coming from a different country will use GPA from the classes that they received at Nevis School only to determine their Honors status.

Foreign exchange students will be excluded from ranking unless they are in line to meet all of the requirements in order to receive a regular diploma.

VII. AREA LEARNING EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Students enrolling in ALP must meet the following criteria: Performs substantially below the performance level for pupils of the same age in a locally determined achievement test, is at least one year behind in satisfactorily completing coursework or obtaining credits for graduation, is pregnant or is a parent, has been assessed as chemically dependent, has been excluded or expelled from school, is a victim of physical or sexual abuse, has experienced mental health problems, has experienced homelessness sometime within last six months, speaks English as a second language or has limited English proficiency (LEP), or has withdrawn from school or has been chronically truant.

VIII. COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL

Students with at least 3.0000 GPA may enroll for college credit through University of Minnesota Crookston .

IX. POST SECONDARY EDUCATION OPTIONS (PSEO)

Junior or Senior students who are in the top 25% of their class may qualify to attend PSEO.  PSEO classes taken will count towards the students grade point average.
 
PSEO credits will transfer back to Nevis school as follows: 
5 credit class = 1.25,
4 credit class - 1.0,    
3 credit = .75,
2 credit = .5 and
1 credit = .25

X. TEAMWORKS

To be enrolled in this alternative program students must get information from the Principal's office.

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