Grade Guidelines

Grading scale

Our classroom uses the following grading scale:

  • A: 90-100
  • B: 80-89
  • C: 70-79
  • D: 65-69
  • DNM (Does Not Meet): 0-64

Please note that the Google Classroom “grades” tab is not an official gradebook. There may be assignments and class participation scores not reflected in here and the grades posted here are subject to revision.


  • Reading on report cards includes ELA and writing assignments
  • A separate Writing grade is also given on the report card to allow families to gauge the learner’s progress in this area.
  • Listening and Speaking grades are tied to appropriate assignments (such as class presentations or discussions) as well as skills such as class participation, following directions and others.


In our learning community, everything is a chance to learn more!

Because of this, students are always welcome to make corrections to any graded classroom assignment with a C or below (5CK math corrections are only accepted on grades of D or below). Students do not need to ask permission to submit corrections.

To submit corrections, please follow these guidelines:

  • Submit the original assignment.
  • Attached to it, on a separate sheet of paper, clearly indicate which problem or question is being corrected.
  • Provide a corrected answer.
  • Write a brief explanation of why the answer is correct and how the student determined this answer is correct.

The amount of points earned back will be reflected based on the effort made on the corrections. Please note that, in general, corrections should be handed in within 5 school days of the assignment being returned, though this may be shortened toward the end of marking periods to accommodate grade deadlines.

Grading errors

While every effort is made to accurately grade each assignment, there is always the possibility an error.

  • Students should take the initiative to make corrections.
  • Students and guardians are always encouraged to double check the accuracy of grades on returned assignments.
  • In the event an error is found, the student or guardian is welcome to bring it to the attention of the teacher and return the assignment, with a description of the error, for regrading.
  • If the error is verified, the teacher will update the student’s grade in the official record to reflect the revised score.
  • If the grading error is “in the student’s favor,” the student will not be penalized for the grading error, though the teacher still appreciates such errors being called to his attention.
Please note that all grading guidelines are subject to change and decisions may be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the teacher.


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5CK Super Star Values

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • Curiousity