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Ms. M.C. Jeffrey, Assistant Principal
METHOD FOR DETERMINING FINAL AVERAGES
AICE stands for Advanced International Certificate of Education. It is a prestigious course of high school study leading to early college credit, and it is comparable to the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) program.
One of the oldest universities in the western
world, the University of Cambridge in England (since 1209),
sponsors and oversees the AICE program.
SCHEDULE CHANGE POLICY
1. At the beginning of the school year and at the beginning of the second semester, students will have a window period of seven days to make requests for schedule changes.
2. After the seven-day change request period, action on requests to adjust level of courses (e.g. Chemistry I Honors to Chemistry I standard, American Government Honors to American Government Standard) will be determined by the Assistant Principal for Curriculum following submission of a written request and a student/teacher/parent conference. If teacher and counselor recommend change, it will be completed as follows:
A. Semester course - no later that one week following issuance of the first quarter report card
B. Full year course - no later than one week following issuance of semester report card.
3. At the end of the first semester, students who have not been successful
in a full year elective course may drop the course and select a semester course
(if space is available). No credit will be assigned for the first semester.
4. Since there is no procedure that will allow all students/parents to select teachers, it is essential that the policy reflect the position that requests for selection of teachers cannot be honored. When a request is received, however, parents should be assured that the administration of the school will work with all individuals to resolve the problem using all appropriate resource personnel (teachers, counselors, deans, Assistant Principal for Curriculum, etc.)
Any student who misses more than four (4) days of a course during one grading period must meet both criteria below to be eligible for a passing grade (A-D) in that course:
1. The student must pass the required comprehensive quarter exam or the required comprehensive project in the course. A comprehensive exam or project will be given to all students in courses for each grading period; and
2. The student has an overall passing grade in the course for the grading period.
ü Excused absence………. 100% of the grade earned by the student
ü Time allotted to complete make-up work……………. No less than one day for each day the student is absent. The student shall be responsible for making up missed work for each absence.
Any high school student under the age of 17, who is not in school during the school day, can be picked up by a law enforcement officer and transported to the attendance center for truants. It will be the parent’s responsibility to pick up the student before 2:30 P.M. from the attendance center or the student will be transported to the Youth Crisis Center.
The DCPS Academic Looking Glass is produced bi-weekly to assist