In addition to academic grades, effort grades are given each marking period in all courses taken.
Excellent: The student exhibits an outstanding commitment to all academic endeavors. Work is completed regularly and with great attention to detail. The student is a balanced leader in discussions and is on topic and insightful.
Good: The student exhibits a solid effort. The student is prepared for class discussions, quizzes, tests, and written assignments with few exceptions. Homework is regularly completed, deadlines are met and the student strives to improve.
Adequate: The student exhibits an inconsistent effort. Work is sometimes missed, or hastily completed. The student occasionally participates in class, and behavior is generally good. Effort is made, though more can be applied. Assessments show effort, but more review can be done.
Insufficient: The student often misses assignments and is reluctant to seek extra help. Assessments suggest a lack of effort rather than a lack of understanding. Mistakes of the same variety continue to be made.
Poor: The student is not prepared for class and is making little or no effort to meet the minimal requirements of the course. Classroom attitude, or behavior, is unsatisfactory. The student’s effort may put them in danger of not completing the course successfully.