Message from Secondary Principal Caroline Goss
Final Grades and Course Credit for Students in grades 7-12
Dear CCS family,
As we come to the interim period for what would have been the 4th quarter in our academic year, I want to share with you the grading procedures that will be in place for students in grades 7-12 for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This grading system will determine how course credit will be awarded and how grades for the 4th quarter will be calculated.
These grading procedures were developed with the well-being of our students in mind. They reflect the unprecedented situation the COVID-19 crisis has created but are also designed to preserve the integrity of an academic program our staff and students have invested so much in.
The most important thing students and parents need to know is that no student will receive a failing grade in any course they are currently enrolled in. Numeric grades will be calculated as a benchmark grade for academic Quarters One, Two and Three. This Benchmark Grade in conjunction with a 4th quarter grade of P (Pass) or I (Incomplete) will be the basis for determination of course credit. Students receiving a grade of I (Incomplete) will be provided opportunities to earn credit, with district support, during the summer.
Cambridge Jr. / Sr. High students will receive a progress update on May 22 based on their work since the start of new instruction on April 20th, as well as their current BA (Benchmark Average) for courses through the statewide shutdown on March 13th. All information regarding grading and course credit for Cambridge Jr. /Sr. High School students can be found below. Any questions regarding a student’s progress or grade should be directed to your student’s teacher and/or school counselor first.
Thank you for your support, patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented time together.
Caroline H. Goss
Secondary School Principal