• Habits of Work (HOW)

    Quality habits of work as outlined below are an essential part of students' future successes in high school, college, and/or career.  Students receive a separate HOW grade in each course. There is a clear correlation between quality Habits of Work, academic achievement and learning. The better one’s Habits of Work, the more he/she will achieve and learn.

    Habits of Work are regularly assessed in each course and each marking period, using the same grading scale (1-4). It is important to note that the HOW score for any course is determined by the most limiting factor.  For example, if a student receives a 4 in Work Completion, a 2 in Meeting Due Dates,, and a 4 in Participation, the final quarterly HOW grade for that course is “2” (the most limiting factor).  This clearly identifies the Habit of Work that requires the greatest amount of improvement.  (Note: There is a HOW Excellent Picnic for all students who earn a 3 or higher for a HOW grade in every class during first, second, and third quarters; as well as on their quarter four mid-term progress report.)

    Due Dates versus Deadlines

    Due DatesEach assignment will have a specific date when it is expected to be turned in to the teacher and considered to be “on time.”  The ability to meet such Due Dates is an important skill for continuing education, college, and career.  Even though late work is accepted, each student’s ability to meet due dates is tracked and used as an important factor to determine a student’s HOW grade (See below).

    Deadlines: Deadlines are the end of the grading period ultimately determined by the end of each quarter.  Once the end-of-quarter deadline has passed, incomplete work for the quarter can no longer be made up.  The only exceptions are two-week extensions for those students who have earned an extension at the deadline by receiving a HOW grade of 3 or 4 in that specific course for that quarter, or due to extenuating circumstances that are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

    Redo's and Retake's:  Individual students have the opportunity to “redo” or “retake” any graded assignment or summative assessment only if his/her HOW grade in that course demonstrates he/she is working hard indicated by a HOW grade of 3 or 4.

    Incomplete: A grade of “incomplete” may be granted at the end of a quarter in the event of an extended excused absence, or a HOW grade of 3 or higher.  Barring exceptional circumstances, students who have not met the standard of performance indicated by a grade of 0, 1 or 2, will have an additional two weeks to attempt to meet the remaining standards.  However, if a student has a HOW grade lower than 3 and is not meeting academic standards, the student will not be granted two additional weeks and must receive a 0, 1 or 2 in that particular academic area on his/her report card. 

    (Important Note: The communication of extenuating circumstances that interfere with meeting the attendance and due-dates requirements may provide allowances and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.)

    Habits of Work (HOW)

     HOW: 

     0 Insufficient Evidence

     1 Beginning

     2 Approaching

     3 Meets

     4 Exceeds

    Completing Assigned Tasks

    Student has completed less than 25% of the assigned tasks on Schoology

    The student has completed 25 – 69% of all assigned work and tasks including homework, classwork, and group work (graded and non-graded) on Schoology or email daily. 

    TThe student has completed 70% or more of all assigned work and tasks including homework, classwork, and group work (graded and non-graded) on Schoology or email daily.

    The student has completed 85% or more of all assigned work and tasks including homework, classwork, and group work (graded and non-graded) on Schoology or email daily.

    The student has completed 100% of assigned work and tasks including homework, classwork, and group work (graded and non-graded) on Schoology or email daily.

    Meeting Due Dates

    The student has met less than 25% of the assigned due dates.

    Turns in satisfactorily completed tasks and assignments on time 25 - 69% of the time.

    Turns in satisfactorily completed tasks and assignments on time at least 70% of the time.

    Turns in satisfactorily completed tasks and assignments on time at least 85% of the time.

    Turns in satisfactorily completed tasks and assignments on time 100% of the time.

    Effective Participation

    The student has effectively engaged less than 25% of the time.

    Effectively engages in the lesson for all class activities 25 - 69% of the time.  This requires being visually present when available in class, bringing essential materials for the class and a positive attitude.

    Effectively engages in the lesson for all class activities 70-84% of the time or more.  This requires being visually present when available in class, bringing essential materials for the class and a positive attitude.

    Effectively engages in the lesson for all class activities 85-94% of the time or more.  This requires being visually present when available in class, bringing essential materials for the class and a positive attitude.

    Effectively engages in the lesson for all class activities 95% of the time or completes asynchronous expectations.