The school’s academic year consists of two semesters consisting of three terms each. Exact dates vary slightly each year; the current academic calendar may be found here.
Term grades are indications of progress; only final semester grades are shown on the student’s transcript. Because certain subjects are better evaluated with a running score rather than an average, teachers may average the three term grades to arrive at a final semester grade or they may base it on a cumulative score for the semester. Each teacher provides the grading policy to the student in a syllabus at the beginning of the semester.
The school uses standard letter grades (A, B, C, D, and F) for academic subjects and a qualitative grading system (Excellent, Satisfactory, Warning, and Unsatisfactory) for citizenship. Report cards are mailed to the parents each term and need not be signed or returned to the school.
Students with qualifying semester grade point averages (GPA) are recognized by inclusion on the academic honor roll. Students with an overall GPA of 4.0 or greater are included on the Principal’s List; students with a GPA between 3.5 and 4.0 earn First Honors; and students with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 earn Second Honors. A final grade below C- in any class or a third term citizenship grade of W or U disqualifies a student from the honor roll.
Students receiving a D in any subject are required to attend an academic summer program for that subject. Students with a year-end GPA below 2.0 will be placed on academic probation in the following school semester. Transfer to a more appropriate school will be recommended for any student on probation for three consecutive semesters.