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Student Policy Handbooks for Grades 9-12 - English

Policies for Students in Grades 9 – 12

2017 – 2018

 

Policy                          

1710/4021/7230 Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying

1720/4015/7225 Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Complaint Procedure

3225/7320 Acceptable Use/Internet Safety

3460 Graduation Requirements

3540 Comprehensive Health Education Program

3620 Extracurricular Activities and Student Organizations

4023 Education for Pregnant and Parenting Students

4231 Head Lice

4300 Student Behavior

4302 School Plan for Management of Student Behavior

4304 Student Possession and Use of Wireless Communications Device and other Electronic Equipment

4320 Tobacco Products

4325 Drugs and Alcohol 

4330 Random Student Drug Testing

4351 Short Term Suspension  

4353 Long Term Suspension, 365 Day Suspension, Expulsion

4354 Drivers License Dropout Prevention

4400 High School Attendance

4700 Student Records

6125 Administering Medicine to Students

7251 100% Tobacco-Free Schools

High School Grading Procedures

Lose Control Lose Your License

Non-Discrimination Statement

9 - 12 Contract—Return Page to School

 

High School Grading Procedures
 
I.  Grading Symbols

The grading symbols will be A, B, C, D, F, I (incomplete), WP (Withdraw Pass), and WF (Withdraw Fail) for courses approved by the superintendent. A “+” or “-” will not be used in grade reporting but will be encouraged for use in class grading. NGG (No Grade Given) will be issued for students needing to meet the exit standard before a grade is determined. PCR (Pass by Credit Recovery).

II.  Grading Scale

The alpha symbols will be interpreted for communication purposes on a point scale

A=100 - 90

B=89 - 80

C=79 - 70

D=69 - 60

F= 60 - below

If a numeric average is to be computed from the letter grades, the highest value in the separate categories is the appropriate value to be used. Example A = 100 , B = 90, etc.

III. Honor Roll

Honor rolls will be published by the individual schools at the end of each term based only on term grades. For honor roll selection, a student must take at least 3 credits and must make all A’s and B’s. Any student who makes a C, D, F, or I would not qualify for the honor roll. No GPA is to be calculated and the grade of “P” does not count. Recognition of student achievement at other times during the year is encouraged; however, it is not to be published as an honor roll.

IV.  GPA Values

Grade point averages will be calculated in accordance with standards set by the State Board of Education. The calculations are based on a standardization of: 1) academic course levels; 2) grading scales; and 3) the weighting of course grades. The class rank is based on a Weighted Grade Point Average in which a single (1) quality point or weight is added to passing grades earned in Advanced/Honors /Academically Gifted courses or two (2) quality points are added to passing grades earned in Advanced Placement courses.

 

For students entering 9th grade prior to the 2015-2016 school year

 

All non-weighted courses will receive quality points on the following scale:

A=4.0  

B=3.0  

C=2.0  

D=1.0  

F=0.0  

I=0.0

 

Honors courses will be weighted as follows:

A=5.0  

B=4.0

C=3.0  

D=2.0  

F=0.0  

I=0.0

 

AP/College Transfer courses will receive quality point on the following scale:

A=6.0

B=5.0

C=4.0

D=3.0

F=0.0

I=0.0

 

For students entering 9th grade in 2015-2016

 

All non-weighted courses will receive quality points on the following scale:

A=4.0

B=3.0

C=2.0

C=1.0

F=0.0

I=0.0

 

Honors courses will receive quality points on the following scale:

A=4.5

B=3.5

C=2.5

D=1.5

F=0.0

I=0.0

 

AP/College Transfer courses will receive quality points on the following scale:

A=5.0

B=4.0

C=3.0

D=2.0

F=0.0

I=0.0

V.  Marshals

The Weighted Grade Point Average will be calculated at the end of the 1st term of the Junior Year for all Juniors. The marshals will be determined starting with the student having the highest Weighted Grade Point Average and continuing down the list until the appropriate number of students has been chosen. Juniors with “I” (Incomplete) grades will not be considered for Marshal recognition.

VI.  Honor Graduates

Each school will recognize as honor graduates all students that have a predetermined Weighted Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher to be calculated at the end of the 1st term of the Senior Year and verified just before graduation. Seniors with “I” (Incomplete) grades will not be considered for Honor Graduate recognition.

VII. Reporting of Class Rank and GPA

Class rank for all reporting purposes will be based on the Weighted Grade Point Average in accordance with State Board guidelines.

Credits

Please consult your registration handbook for a list of current weighted courses (Honors/AG,AP)

 

Lose Control Lose Your License

The Wilkes County School system supports the following legislation and will comply with all the components of the legislation by adopting it as a school board policy in compliance with the Lose Control, Lose Your License Legislation:

Effective July 1, 2000, the Lose Control, Lose Your License Legislation mandates the loss of driving privileges for students under the age of 18 who are given an 11-day or longer suspension and/or an assignment to the alternative learning program based upon disciplinary action.

All students from ages 14 to 18, or who are rising 8th graders on or after July 1, 2000, are subject to this legislation. Students who are 18 years old cannot be charged under this law; however, the year’s suspension can go beyond the student’s 18th birthday.

Wilkes County Schools will notify the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles to suspend a student’s permit or license for one year, or will not issue a Driving Eligibility Certificate to any student who is given expulsion/suspension or an assignment to the alternative learning program for more than 10 consecutive days for one of the following reasons:

1) The possession or sale of an alcoholic beverage or an illegal controlled substance on school property.

2) The possession or use on school property of a weapon or firearm that resulted in disciplinary action under G.S. 115C-391(d1) or that could have resulted in that disciplinary action if the conduct had occurred in a public school.

3) The physical assault on a teacher or other school personnel on school property.

For purposes of this law, school property includes the physical premises of a school, school buses or other vehicles under the school’s control or contract used to transport students, and school sponsored or school-related activities that occur on or off the physical premises of the school.

A Status Form will be completed and filed in the student’s cumulative folder whenever a student has been reported to the Division of Motor Vehicles. This form must follow any subsequent enrollments in educational settings such as a community college or other public school system.

Driving privileges will be restored by issuing a Driving Eligibility Certificate to a student under one of the following three conditions:

1) The enumerated student conduct occurred before the student reached age 15 and the student is now at least 16 years old.

2) The enumerated student conduct occurred after the age of 15 and it is at least one year after the date of the ineligibility.

3) A student with a Level 2 or 3 driver’s license has no other possible means of transportation available to drive to and from school or a drug or alcohol treatment counseling program. Students with access to a school bus, carpooling, or have a parent or relative who drive shall be denied the certificate. This determination will be made by the Hardship Review Committee that has been established under the Dropout Prevention/Driver’s License Legislation and if granted, Wilkes County Schools will convey to parents the extent of this driving privilege through the use of an Agreement Form.

Driving privileges may also be restored within a six-month period if the student displays exemplary behavior. The Hardship Review Committee may determine that a Driving Eligibility Certificate can be issued under the following:

1) For non-drug related suspensions—the student has returned to school or has been assigned to the alternative learning program and has displayed exemplary behavior.

2) For drug related suspensions—the student has returned to school or has been assigned to the alternative learning program, has successfully completed a drug or alcohol treatment counseling program, and has demonstrated exemplary behavior.

Exemplary student behavior is defined as the student having no further incidents of misconduct where expulsion, suspension or assignment to the alternative learning program is required. Students found in violation of school policies that result in official disciplinary action (as documented on a PP8 form) would not qualify for having exemplary behavior.

The Driver Education Coordinator will notify the Division of Motor Vehicles of all students not meeting the criteria of this legislation. Once DMV is notified by Wilkes County Schools, a revocation letter is automatically generated and sent to the student.

Wilkes County, N.C., Board of Education

Adopted: July 24, 2000

Legal Ref: Senate Bill 57


9 - 12 Contract

I have received and reviewed Wilkes County Schools’ Policies for Students in Grades 9 – 12.

 

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Parent’s Signature                                                                                Date

 

 

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Student’s Name

The Student Policy Handbook for Grades 9-12 may also be accessed by clicking the PDF file linked at the bottom of this page.