Meeting the needs of students is a complex issue with a huge range of possible options. CCS’s educational program continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our students. We welcome parent comments and ideas as we work together to provide quality education for all of our students.
CCS's Continuous Grading System
CCS has eliminated marking periods. Instead, a student's grade for a subject will be an annual grade - a more authentic representation of a student's progress over the year. More information regarding the Continuous Grading System is included in the Principals' Letter to the CCS Community.
CCS Grading Scale
93-100% A | 85-92% B | 77-84% C | 70-76% D | 69-0% F
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Collegium Charter School supports the philosophy that homework is an essential element of student learning and helps students develop responsibility. Homework is designed to be a risk-free way in which students may make mistakes, investigate, and learn. Research has demonstrated that learning is increased when stress is reduced or eliminated and practice is risk free. Homework is not graded. However, daily quizzes taken from homework will be graded. While homework may not be required if a student is performing exceptionally well in a subject or course, it is expected that most students will complete some, if not all, of the assigned homework. If a student is earning less than 85% in a course, the student is required to complete all the homework assignments. A teacher may also require a student to complete a homework assignment if he/she feels the particular assignment is in the best interest of the learner. Students who are required, either by their teacher or because of their grade, to complete homework and do not do so will be subject to the consequences set forth in the CCS Student Code of Conduct. Parents are encouraged to monitor their child’s homework and communicate with the teacher(s) regarding their child’s understanding of the content. Assignments such as research projects, book reports, and term papers are not considered homework and will be graded.
The CCS scoring rubrics are designed to standardize the assessment of student work based on evaluation of content knowledge, focus, interpretation, application, organization, and conventions. The rubric provides guidelines for teachers when grading expository or persuasive essays and the responses to the Critical Milestone Question. The rubric assesses the student’s writing ability in a number of very important areas of comprehension, organization of thought and grammar and punctuation. The rubric is weighted so that student understanding of the content is appropriately measured in relation to their ability to organize their thoughts, written presentation and their ability to follow the rules of English usage.
The Rubric Guide was developed to help 6th through 12th grade teachers and students use the rubric successfully. Students can utilize the guide to review and revise their writing and make sure they have considered the important areas of content knowledge in formulating their written responses to Critical Milestone Questions.
Questions about Curriculum may be directed to Mrs. Pat O'Brien, our Director of Curriculum and Assessment at (610) 903-1300, ext. #6327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Info about Collegium's credit recovery program for HS students.