Students in grades four and five receive grades in their different subject areas. Those who achieve all A's will find an Academic Excellence Certificate in their report cards and students who earn A's and no more than two B's will find an Academic Achievement Certificate along with their report cards. Fourth and fifth graders are encouraged and expected to be aware of the importance of academic performance and grades.
Students in grades kindergarten, first and second do not receive traditional letter grades. It is our hope that they will still be focusing on being well behaved, happy, and successful in school.
Third grade report cards reflect the transition between the lower and upper elementary curriculums. Third grade is a developmental grade and the report card provides feedback for skills, not subject areas.
Kindergarten, First, Second and Third grade report cards are intended as reports to the parents on the developmental processes of learning to read and write, as well as a student's ability to apply knowledge in mathematics, social studies, and science.
We ask our parents to support our teachers in their efforts to teach our little ones to be enthusiastic and cooperative learners. The primary grades' reports give the teachers and the parents an opportunity to gently guide the children towards awareness of grades. Young children should be reassured by their parents that they are doing well and that everyone is proud of their achievements.