Health Leadership High School Grading Policy
At HLHS credits are earned through demonstration of mastery of Common Core, National and State Standards. This means each student must produce evidence of their learning as well as show that they can apply that knowledge to real-world problems and projects.
Students demonstrate mastery in many ways: group discussions, presentations, learning logs, products/deliverables, mini-exhibitions and the final exhibition. Mastery is measured by both formative and summative assessments which are performance based. Performance assessments are long-term, public, and relevant assessment methods that provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate a synthesis of what they have learned through their experiences. Exhibitions are a required student performance assessment that may be related to one class or a combination of classes. Exhibitions provide students an opportunity to show what they have learned and how they have applied what they learned through high quality, authentic products and presentations.
Letter grades attempt to reflect student mastery. If a student demonstrates mastery of 90-100% of the learning outcomes (standards) they earn an ‘A’. If students demonstrate mastery of 80-89% of their learning outcomes they earn a ‘B’. If students do not produce enough evidence to determine they are meeting at least 80% of the learning outcomes they earn an ‘F’. In some cases, students can earn an ‘I’ for incomplete, which means work toward mastery is still in progress. Students will have the opportunity to attend Interim school to show progress toward mastery. With sufficient progress during interim school students can earn either an A or B. If students show insufficient progress or do not attend interim school a grade of ‘F’ will be entered in place of the ‘I’. All incompletes will be converted into a letter grade of A, B or F at the end of each school year.