Standard Based-Grading

In the traditional grading system, students are frequently given opportunities to “raise their grade” through extra credit or by receiving points for participation or good behavior.  While we definitely want our kids to learn how to appropriately interact with others and to participate in class, we believe that grades should reflect student mastery and learning.  So we give students grades based on learning outcomes written using the California State Standards.  This practice will help teachers, students, and parents know exactly where students are performing well and in which areas they still need to grow.