Grades will be determined in the following manner:
1. Classwork and Homework will constitute approximately 1/3 of a student's
quarterly average. Projects, presentations, notebook evaluation and other
long term or "special" assignments will be weighted to determine the second
1/3 of student grades. The final 1/3 of a quarterly grade will be an average
of all quizzes and tests. This "compartmentalized" design protects against
a myopic evaluation based upon grades derived from "a bad day", test phobia
or some other isolated and singular misstep. Please remember Titanic's fate
however,should multiple "compartments" go awash.
2.Calculations for letter grades will comply with averages set forth in the
NHS Student Handbook. For example,93-100% would constitute a grade of "A";
90-92%, an "A-", and so on. Please consult the handbook for details.
3.Final Exams are each valued at 10% of the Final grade. In te
case of Honors Civics, a semester long, half-year class, there is no mid-
term exam, thus increasing the weight of the final.
4. Various offerings of "bonus points", dropped quiz grades, extra credit
assignments, and other motivational incentives will occur at my discretion.
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