If a meeting is necessary, arrangements will be made to meet with the teacher after school at a mutually convenient time. Should concerns still prevail, a conference will be scheduled with the teacher and administration. The school administrator has the ultimate authority to resolve issues, and that decision will be final.
Homework assignments are an integral part of the academic process; therefore, some assignments may be graded. Assignments are given for the following purposes:
For practice, for reinforcement of new skills, and for study
For corporate remedial purposes when it is clear that the class as a whole is having difficulty with particular subject matter
For the completion of long-term projects such as book reports, science fair projects, etc.
Homework for fourth through twelfth grade will be communicated via three ways, verbal communication by the teacher in the classroom, assignments written on the board in the classroom, and through our web-based school system FACTS SIS.
For first through third grade, incomplete homework assignments will result in the student making up the work at home in addition to any regularly assigned homework. A Homework Preparedness Report will be sent home to parents of elementary students each time homework is incomplete. This form must be signed and returned the next school day with all homework that is then due.
Teachers will contact parents personally whenever three incidents of incomplete homework occur within a nine-week grading period. Additional incidents of incomplete homework (within the nine-week grading period) will result in an administrative conference and may result in after-school detainment.
For fourth through twelfth grade, failure to complete homework that is to be graded will result in a zero grade for that particular assignment.
When a student fails to complete homework that is not to be graded, the student will be required to complete and submit the homework (and any additional assignments that are due) the next school day. A zero grade will be issued for the incomplete homework should the student fail to submit the homework on the second day.
Failing to submit long-term projects (or any of the multiple assignments associated with the completion of a long-term project) will result in a ten percent reduction in the assignment grade for each day the project is late. Students may receive a day of grace for justifiable, documented reasons.
Report cards will be available at the end of each quarter. The school calendar reflects the dates when report cards are available. Grades are computed by the following formula:
50% - Tests
50% - Daily grades/quizzes/homework
45% - Tests
45% - Daily grades/quizzes/homework
10% - Semester and Final Exams
Students are expected to pass all subjects in order to be promoted. If in kindergarten through eighth grade a student fails only one subject for the year, the student may still be promoted; however, summer school may be required for remediation in that academic area. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade receiving two or more F’s will be required to repeat the grade.
Students in grades nine through twelve must receive a passing grade for each class to receive credit. High school students who fail any subject required for graduation must repeat that course in summer school in order to receive full credit.
Summer school will begin in June. Students may not be absent more than one day from summer school in order to receive credit for attendance.
Grades 9-12 College Prep Diploma
High school students must meet the following requirements for classification purposes:
Semester grades for each class are computed by averaging nine-week grades.
Yearly grades are computed by averaging semester grades.
ALL GRADES WILL BE CALCULATED.
Point values for calculating grade point average (GPA) are listed below.
Honors courses will be weighted with a scale beginning at 4.25.
Students may not drop or add elective courses after three weeks unless extraordinary circumstances exist and only upon permission of administration. Some elective classes may not be graded, and the transcripts will reflect pass or fail. Electives held one or two days each week will earn one-fourth credit per semester. Electives held three or four days per week will earn one-half credit per semester.
MCA accepts PSEO classes based upon the following:
Administration reserves the right to deny credit, weighting, etc. in the best interest of the school.
Field trips are an important part of the total curriculum at MCA designed to reinforce classroom instruction. A liability release for these outings must be signed by the parent or guardian each year at time of enrollment. Parents will be notified before each field trip and must sign a permission slip permitting their child to participate. If parents choose for their child not to attend field trips, the student is still required to attend school. Parents are encouraged to participate in field trips so as to provide adequate supervision. Parents should dress in modest, appropriate attire.