Grading Decision Resources - Spring 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT re:  GRADING - APRIL 24, 2020

LGSUHSD Spring 2020 Grading Policy

  • All students will have the choice between being graded under a Credit/No Credit (C/NC) model or under a traditional A-F letter grade model for Spring 2020 semester grades.
  • All students will have to choose one of these grading models for all of their Spring 2020 courses (i.e., students cannot choose to earn C/NC for some courses and letter grades for others).
  • At the end of the Spring 2020 semester, teachers will submit A-F letter grades for all students. Students and families will have the opportunity to see what letter grade they earned in each course and then will have the opportunity to request that these letter grades be changed to C/NC on their transcript.
  • This request can be made at any time but must be made by NO LATER THAN 12:00 p.m. (noon) ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 10, 2020. Make your choice wisely as once you choose a grading model, your choice will be final and no changes will be allowed in the future.
  • Any student wishing to have letter grades posted on their transcript need not do anything - letter grades will be the default grades placed onto student transcripts. Only students who want Credit/No Credit (C/NC) grades need submit a request.
  • Requests for C/NC grading should be submitted by the legal parent/guardian (not student) via this online form
  • All A-F letter grades earned will appear on the student transcript and be included in a student’s GPA in the same manner they always have been.
  • Credit or No Credit grades will not be included in a student’s GPA.
  • Students who choose the Credit/No Credit grade model will need to achieve a D grade or better in order to earn a Credit “grade” on the transcript. Under the C/NC model, students who do not meet the minimum expectations to pass a class (i.e., those who earn an F grade) will earn No Credit “grade” on the transcript.
  • Regardless of which final grading model a student chooses, all students are expected to attend all class meetings and to complete all course assignments and assessments as usual. The grade model a student chooses for final grades (A-F or C/NC) does not result in different expectations in the courses. The expectations and standards are the same for all students - the only difference is the type of grade placed on the transcript at the end of the semester.
  • This is a temporary change in grading policy and will apply only to Spring 2020 grades

IMPORTANT TIMELINES

  • Between now and the end of the semester (June 5), each student and family should educate themselves and discuss which grading model might be the best fit for the student’s unique circumstances and goals.
  • Saturday, June 6, 2020: Final Spring 2020 letter grades (A-F) for all courses will be available for student/family review via the Aeries Portal.
  • Wednesday, June 10 at 12:00 p.m. (noon): Deadline for students to request C/NC grading
  • Friday, June 12, 2020: Spring 2020 Semester Report Cards emailed to families



 

RESOURCES TO ASSIST IN DECISION-MAKING

These resources will be updated regularly including answers to FAQ’s - please check back occasionally for updates.


California State University Admissions Guidance:

University of California Admissions Guidance:

Webinars/Video Resources:

NCAA Resources:

AICCU Resources: The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) is comprised of 85 independent, nonprofit colleges and universities in California..

Challenge Success Webinar - May 6 at 7:00 p.m.:

  • “Navigating Remote Learning: A Webinar for LGSUHSD Families and Parents”
  • LGSUHSD will host a webinar for students, parents, and staff presented by Stanford’s Challenge Success.
  • Many families are concerned about the impact that remote learning will have on their child’s academic journey and what role they should play along the way. Join us for a 30-45-minute webinar with Challenge Success to explore practical tips and guidelines for what families can do to best support student well-being and engagement with learning right now. There will be time for Q&A at the end.
  • Please register via this link.