Elementary School

Student Evaluation :

The evaluation system for students’ class work is based upon the school’s philosophy statement. Students are evaluated on an ongoing basis with daily class work, behavior, homework, quizzes and tests. In grades 4 through 6, quarterly examinations are given at the end of each marking period.
Students’ work is evaluated according to the quality and quantity of work presented. Other aspects are also assessed such as interpretation, application, originality, initiative and reasoning. Moreover, the positive participation of the student in class will be reflected on his grades. Each child is assessed against standards set forth by the American Educators Reach  Out which is aligned with the Common Core Standards of the United States.
Students in Grades 3 through 6 will be evaluated 3 times a year through the Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP™) standardized testing. This testing measures academic growth over time and provides educators with information to guide instructional planning and school improvement.
Four reports are issued each academic year – one report at the end of each quarter. The main objective of reports is to inform the student and the parent of the progress the individual student has made in class. It is hoped that this accurate and objective reporting to the student and parent will encourage the student to make use of his/her educational opportunities to the best of his/her abilities.

Grading System :

A: Outstanding Achievement
B: Good Achievement
C: Satisfactory Achievement
D: Minimum Achievement
F: Below minimum achievement (course must be repeated)

Making the Grade:

The school year is divided into four quarters (two months each). At the end of each quarter, students receive a report card. The report card contains the grades earned for each subject as well as an indication of the student’s effort in the class.

Elementary School (Grades 1 - 6)

Students are checked regularly by their teachers for the proper performance. If a student is at risk of failure, the teacher will send a warning notice to the parents at the quarterly parent teacher’s conference (approximately one month before the report card is released). School Administration contacts parents immediately when there is a significant change in the student’s academic or behavioral performance.
In evaluating students at risk for failure, all teachers will take the following steps:
  1. Teachers will identify students’ academic difficulty
  2. Teachers will attempt to address the issues using appropriate classroom strategies
      a. Discuss the issue with student
      b. Evaluate alternative learning strategies
      c. Discuss issue with parents through the School Administration team.
  3. Teachers will refer the student to the counselor to develop additional strategies
  4. The School Administration team will arrange a meeting among parents, students and teachers to discuss an Individual Educational Plan (IEP)
  5. Students receiving two or more F’s at the end of the semester will be placed on Academic Probation and parents will be notified of the problem.
  6. Students on Academic Probation will be placed on a formal monitoring program.

Homework :

Homework is an integral part of the educational process. As such, we put great emphasis on the work children have to do at home. Parents are kindly requested to ensure that homework is completed on time.
If a student fails to do his or her scheduled homework for two recurrent days, marks will be deducted from the grades without prior notice. If failure to do homework is recurrent, the parent will be asked to attend a meeting with the school management.
All grades are kept by the subject teacher. In case of low grades, parents will be notified and called for consultation with school administration and the teacher.

Quizzes and Tests: 

Quizzes should be expected at least once a week with a test scheduled 2 times a month.