Shoals Christian School students are expected to succeed and are encouraged to excel academically. Therefore, grades, as a measure of accomplishment, are important.
The academic year is divided into four quarters of approximately nine weeks each. Parents are able to view students' grades at any time via RenWeb. Progress reports are set to automatically be emailed to parents weekly. At the end of each quarter, report cards will be made available. Parents may print these reports from RenWeb.
A student’s skill and content mastery may be measured with the following assessment methods: homework, class work, quizzes, special reports, classroom participation, oral recitation, memory work, notebooks, and examinations. Most course work completed at Shoals Christian School will be graded by the teacher using a scale of 0 - 100. (Please note that lower elementary grades use a letter grading scale instead of a numerical scale in some or all subject areas.)
For report card purposes, letter grades will be given as listed below:
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F = 0 - 59
Other grading procedures differ from teacher to teacher. The teacher will explain his/her grading procedures at the beginning of each school year.
Cumulative Grade Average: Beginning with the ninth grade, all grades earned count toward the cumulative grade average. This average will determine each student’s academic rank in the class. The cumulative grade average is utilized to determine valedictorian and salutatorian.