Abraham Lincoln High School Text

What Will Grading Look Like During Remote Learning

Posted 04/17/2020

 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL

2285 So. Federal Blvd.

Denver, CO 80219

720-423-5000

Principal: Antonio Esquibel

Dear Lincoln Family,

We hope that you and your family are doing well during this challenging time. As Superintendent Cordova shared yesterday, DPS has provided updated guidance on how grading will work for students in 9-12th grades. We want to share more specific details with you on how grading will work at our school, so you and your student know what to expect in the weeks ahead.

  • Students will be able to improve upon their grade for the rest of this semester.
  • Students will be able to decide on a class-by-class basis which grading option they prefer.
  • Additionally, it will be possible for students to make the choice to receive credit for a course instead of a letter grade until the end of the school year.
  • For this semester, any F grades will be transcribed as “no credit”. Students will have the opportunity to improve a “no credit” at a later time.

The following information is how we will proceed at Lincoln.

Students and families have two options for grading this semester – either earn a letter grade or for credit/no credit for each class enrolled. The letter grade in place as of April 6, 2020 will serve as the lowest possible grade a student can recieve for this semester as long as students continue to engage in remote learning.  Grades can only improve from here.  No student will fail a course, or earn an F this semester.

  1. Students who decide to finish the semester with a letter grade should continue as normal in courses and do not need to contact your counselor.
  2. April 29, 2020 is the last day to email your counselors if you decide to take a course(s) Credit/No Credit.  

Students who complete courses on a Credit/No Credit basis will need to continue participating in their classes and turn in completed assignments. Teachers will be providing feedback to students on their assignments, activities and projects so students are aware of their progress towards passing the course. The Credit/No Credit grade will be transcripted for each designated course at the end of the second semester.

It is important to discuss and understand the following information as it could impact post-secondary plans. If you still have questions about designating courses as Credit/No Credit, please contact your high school counselor and they will help clarify what this information means for you.

  • Students who are enrolled in weighted classes will want to carefully consider the impact on their GPA if the class is taken as a Credit/No Credit.
  • For the graduating class of 2020, valedictorian and salutatorian will be calculated based on the GPA at the end of 7th semester, December 2019.
  • Concurrent Enrollment courses taken for college credit will be graded based upon the criteria of the credit-granting institution. The decision regarding credit type must be made by April 29, 2020.
  • Higher Education institutions review individual student transcripts and make their decisions how a Credit/No Credit grade is factored into their admission requirements.
  • Grade letter F will be automatically transcribed as “No Credit” per the district.

Lastly all student will continue to:

  • Be a full participant in their on-line learning opportunities
  • Complete assignments when they are due
  • Engage in interactive groups and chats, when assigned by the teacher
  • Track their progress in Schoology and Infinite Campus and advocate for their success in every class
  • Reach out to teachers when you have questions or need support
  • If students have a Concurrent Enrollment course, students may be required to work outside of the scheduled time. Please connect with your instructor about specific college requirements which need to be met.

Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to improve remote learning over the coming weeks. Please don’t hesitate to contact your student’s teacher, counselor or me with additional questions you may have.

With unity,

Antonio Esquibel