High School Grading & Graduation Guidelines
Due to the emergency school closure ordered by Governor Inslee, we have received many questions about how grading will be handled for high school students and middle school students earning high school credits on the official transcript for the 2019-2020 school year. Below are guidelines intended to answer any questions you might have. These guidelines are consistent with the recommendations made by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) on April 22, 2020.
- High school students and middle school students earning high school credits will receive a traditional letter grade on their high school transcript. Grades assigned will be an A thru C- or Incomplete.
- Letter grades will continue to impact cumulative grade point averages. (GPA’s)
- Assignments given during remote learning will be graded in a similar fashion as during the regular school year and will effect a student’s final semester grade. However, a student receiving a passing grade as of the end of the third quarter will receive no less than a passing grade at the end of the semester.
- Students whose earned grade is an F at the end of the semester, will receive an Incomplete and not receive credit. However, students will be allowed opportunities to improve that grade during the summer or the first semester of the next school year. Incomplete grades do not impact cumulative GPA’s positively or negatively.
Questions have also been asked regarding our present seniors and how we are approaching graduation requirements during this time.
- Any student in the Class of 2020 who was on-track to graduate at the time of the school closure, March 13, will graduate with the class of 2020.
- Students who were not on track to graduate at the time of the school closure will have the opportunity to make up any missed work, and redo assignments to earn needed credit.
- Students who were not on track to graduate at the time of the school closure will have the opportunity to enroll in credit retrieval to retrieve any unearned credits necessary for graduation.
- Students will not have to complete remaining Service to School points.
- Students will not have to complete remaining Community Service hours.
- Students will not have to complete a Senior Oral Presentation, though if they would like to do this and submit it to their advisor, we would love to hear your stories.
- Senior Reflection papers may be assigned by the advisory or English teacher and will be counted as an assignment. However, it is no longer a graduation requirement for the Longview Public Schools Class of 2020.