Most classes are graded on a scale from 0 to 100 percent. The lowest passing grade is a 65. All failing grades indicate that the student has not met the minimum performance standards which are measured by tests, quizzes, papers, projects, etc. Each failing grade indicates the reason that students were unable to pass the class.
Grade of 55: failure results from poor academic work
Grade of 50: failure results from a combination of poor academic work and poor work habits such as missing assignments, missed exams, excessive lateness, etc.
Grade of 40: failure results from a combination of poor academic work and excessive absence.
Grades for science labs are reflected in the number grade for the science course. The space on the report card for lab is only there to show whether or not the student is on track to meet the New York State lab requirement which will allow the student to sit for a Regents exam (12 labs each semester).
The number to the right of the grade shows the number of times the student has been absent from that class during that marking period.
Each semester, students will receive three report cards. The first two report cards are progress reports to keep students and their parents informed about progress in each course -- these progress report grades will never appear on an official transcript. The third and final report card (distributed in February and June) show the final grade in each class, which becomes part of the official transcript and GPA. Remember: the final grade for each semester reflects all work from all marking periods.
The final report card of each semester will show the grades for Regents Exams taken that semester. These appear in a box in the lower left side of the report card.