YECA Grading Policy
Grades are a representation of a student’s overall progress towards meeting standards academically and personally. The components of a grade will reflect both mastery and non-mastery measures. As outlined below, mastery grades show a student’s academic performance, and non-mastery grades will represent exhibition of the YECA Core Values – Service, Perseverance, Advocacy, Reflection, and Collaboration (SPARC).YECA Middle and High School Grading Scale
* The minimum grade assigned is a 55. Do not use grades below 55. In addition, do not assign grades between 56 and 64 in any marking period.
**Special Marks are given in consultation with Guidance and School Leadership (Assistant Principal/Principal). Students must complete work by the end of the next semester for NX and NL; if the work is not done, the grade will become a 55.
York College Course Grading Scale
- College classes have a weighted value of 1.10
- Advanced Placement (AP) classes have a value of 1.05
How Grades are Determined***
*** Please note that exact percentages for each category will be determined at the grade level.
Our Late Assignments Policy has been revised for the 2020-2021 school year as follows:
- There will be a 72 hour grace period from the time the assignment is due.
- Students who need an extension, should request one from the teacher in writing, with an explanation. If a student does this and then hands in the assignment, he/she will NOT lose credit since they advocated for themselves and planned ahead. Teachers will use discretion with students and agree on a new due date based on circumstances. If a pattern arises, this will be dealt with at the teacher, parent, team, guidance, or leadership level, depending on the circumstance.
- If a student hands in work past a deadline without requesting an extension, the work should be accepted within the 72 hour grace period. However, students will lose credit on their SPARC grade, not their Mastery/assignment grade since Mastery grades measure mastery of content standards, not habits or "soft skills"). If a pattern arises, this will be dealt with at the teacher, parent, team, guidance, or leadership level, depending on the circumstance.
- Please note that although teachers are given discretion in accepting late work, should an issue arise, this will be subject to review by School Leadership.