Grade and Progress Reporting
Middle division teachers report on students' progress four times each year:
- Fall Midterm (FM)
- Fall Term (FT)
- Spring Midterm (SM)
- Spring Term (ST)
Students in Grades 5–8 receive narrative comments at the conclusion of each semester. Students in Grades 7 and 8 receive letter grades at each grading period in addition to end-of-semester narrative comments about their progress. For more detailed information about the information that is provided at each grading period, see "Descriptions of Grade and Progress Reports" below.
A four-point grade point average, the Overall GPA, is computed for students in Grades 7 and 8 at the end of each grading period and is recorded on students' transcripts. It includes all classes for which a letter grade is given: English, history, Mandarin, Spanish, math, and STEM. These classes meet at least 7 times in a 8-day cycle.