Grading & Requirements

Grading & Requirements

Grading System

Effective with the 2014-2015 school term, the grade scale will be a modified 10 Point Scale for grades 7th-12th. The Elementary students will remain on a 7 point scale.

The Modified 10-Point Scale

A = 90-100

B = 80-89

C = 73-79

D = 70-72

F = 69 and below

The 7-Point Scale (Elementary)

A = 94 – 100

B = 85 – 93

C = 76 – 84

D = 70 – 75

F = 69 and below

Honor Roll and Headmaster’s List

Honor Roll: A student must have a 90 average or above in each subject

Headmaster’s List: A student must have a 94 average or above in each subject

Exemption from Examinations

DCS allows students in grades 7-12 the privilege of being exempt from any second semester examination. To be exempt, a student must earn an average of 94 or above for the 1st semester and have earned a 94 or above average the second semester.

Seniors must have a 90 or above average for the 1st semester and a 90 or above average for the second semester. They must have a 90 average on a one – semester course. All  exemptions are at the discretion of the teacher. They will also be based on conduct, attitude, and attendance.

Graduation Requirements

The following graduation requirement policy is installed in Deer Creek School:

  1. Twenty-one (21) Carnegie units are required for graduation
  2. Twenty (20) of the above twenty-one (21) units must be academic units
  3. All students in grades 9-12 must be schedule for five (5) periods excluding study hall
  4. Minimum requirements for graduation:
    • 4 units of English
    • 3 units of Math including Algebra I
    • 3 units of Science including Biology I
    • 3 units of History including History, Government, and World History

The following admission standards apply to high school graduation who apply for regular admission to State Universities (as of Fall 1995):

  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of Mathematics
  • 3 units of Science
  • 3 units of Social Studies
  • 2 units of Advanced Electives (one of which must be a foreign language or World Geography)
  • 1/2 unit of Computer Applications

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Requirements

  1. The student shall have earned credits to include at least:
    • 4 units of English
    • 4 units of Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Advanced Math)
    • 4 units of Science (Biology I, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Advanced Chemistry)
    • 3.5 units of Social Studies
    • A fourth (4th) unit of Math may be substituted for a fifth (5th) year of Advanced Science
    • A fourth (4th) unit of Science may be substituted for a fifth (5th) year of Advanced Math
  2. The students must attend Deer Creek School both their Junior and Senior years
  3. To be named Valedictorian, a student must achieve the highest overall average during grades 9-12
  4. To be named Salutatorian, a student must achieve the second highest overall average during grades 9-12

Honor Graduate Requirements

An honor graduate of Deer Creek School will be any graduation senior who meets the following requirements:

  1. The student shall have a 94 or above cumulative average from grades 9-12
  2. The student shall have earned credits to include at least:
    • 4 units of English
    • 4 units of Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Advanced Math)
    • 4 units of Science (Biology I, Advanced Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Advanced Chemistry)
    • 3.5 units of Social Studies
    • A fourth (4th) unit of Math may be substituted for a fifth (5th) year of Advanced Science
    • A fourth (4th) unit of Science may be substituted for a fifth (5th) year of Advanced Math
  3. A student must have not failed any subject

Testing Program and Recommendations

The following schedule lists the testing performed by grade for students in grades 7-12. It is also recommended that students consider taking the ACT beginning in 10th grade.

  • 7th Grade – Stanford10
  • 8th Grade – Explore
  • 9th Grade – Stanford10 / Otis Lennon
  • 10th Grade – PLAN
  • 11th Grade – PSAT (Optional for a $12.00 fee, contact counselor), ASVAB
  • 12th Grade – ACT

Tardies

Records of tardies will be kept throughout the school year.

Students not in their classroom before the tardy bell rings will be considered tardy. The penalty for tardiness will be administered according to the following guidelines:

  • 4th tardy – One hour detention before school or corporal punishment
  • 5th tardy – Two hours detention (one hour before school and one hour after school) or corporal punishment
  • 6th tardy – Four hour Saturday detention
  • 7th tardy – One day suspension
  • 8th+ tardy – Four hour Saturday detention at parent’s expense ($40)

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