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Grades and Grading

Bayside Community Day School operates on a Quarter system grading program. Parents and students receive a transcript every nine weeks. Teachers will notify parents/guardians when a student is in danger of failing a class at least three weeks prior to the end of the quarter grading period. This procedure ensures an accurate record of classes and credits the student has earned.

The grading periods are:
First Quarter Grade Period August 15 through October 12, 2012
Second Quarter/First Semester Grade Period October 15 through December 21, 2012
Third Quarter Grade Period January 14 through March 22, 2013
Fourth Quarter/Second Semester Grade Period April 8 through June 6, 2013
Fifth Quarter Grade Period June 18 through July 20, 2012

Grading Standards for Grade Levels 9-12
90 - 100 = A Outstanding
80 - 89 = B Above Average
70 - 79 = C Average
60 - 69 = D Below Average
0 - 59 = F No Credit
Note: Partial credits may be assigned in classes. Students earn credits every quarte.

Grading Practices

1. School staff must review Board Policy 5121 and Administrative Regulations to ensure consistency and fairness in grading practices.
2. The classroom teacher shall determine the grade given to each student in the class and the determination of the student’s grade by the teacher, in the absence of clerical or mechanical mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetence, shall be final.
3. The determination as to whether a mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetence exists in relation to an achievement grade should be made by the Superintendent and governing board of the school district. The Education Code shall govern the determination of grades given to students.
4. Grade point average (GPA) is determined by dividing the total number of grade points by the total number of classes.
5. A no mark (NM) is given only if a student has been entered in a class/school for fifteen days or fewer for high school students.
6. An incomplete (I) is given when a student has been absent during the latter part of a grading period.

Incomplete is given only if the student was passing when present. The nature of the work to remove the incomplete must be made up within ten school days after notification is given. Within ten days in the next quarter, the student’s work should be completed.