Course grades for students enrolled in high school credit courses will be determined on work assigned by teachers prior to March 12, 2020. Part of the direction the Iowa Department of Education has given us for Voluntary Educational Enrichment Opportunities is that we cannot require any new work to be completed. High School Credit course grades are important at the secondary level. They are required for the awarding of course credits that meet graduation requirements and they calculate a GPA that is looked at by colleges for entrance and scholarships. We believe that the best way to award a grade to students would be to take the most recent grade on the work that they have completed so far this semester.
The district has developed options
for students in high school credit courses as part of the Continuous Learning Plan. Students will have the option of learning platform (Virtual or Instructional Packets) to complete their option of choice. The following will explain the adjustment for high school credit courses.
OPTION 1: Take the course grade as it stands for work completed by March 12th
OPTION 2: Choose to take a Pass “P” for course based on work completed by March 12th
OPTION 3: Component Recovery: improve the course grade by turning in any late work and/or retake any assessments
from the beginning of second semester through March 12th.
OPTIONS DO NOT APPLY TO DMACC CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES
Option 1: Take Course Grade as of March 12, 2020
Students who select this option will accept the grade currently recorded in Infinite Campus as of March 12, 2020. Option One students will not be able to submit any late work or retake any assessments to improve their grade.
Option 2: Pass/Fail Course Grade
Students who elect to take th
e course under the pass/fail option will earn a “P” (pass) based on their current grade recorded in Infinite Campus as of March 12, 2020. In order to earn a “P,” a student must earn a passing grade (60% or above) based on the same criteria used to assign grades to all students in the class.
Option 3: Component Recovery
Students who select this option will have the opportunity to improve course grade by turning in late work and retake any assessments from the beginning of the second semester. Teachers will communicate with students to assign the necessary work to improve course grade. Recovery period for work completion will be from April 27 – May 22nd. Students may select P/F after grades are posted on May 22nd. Final grades will be posted on May 27th.
High School Credit Course Learning Plan - Informational Video
High School Credit Course Program Selection Survey