Academic Expectations

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School expects students to perform to the best of their ability. Teachers are expected to evaluate student progress on a regular basis. Students will be given quizzes or tests regularly. After the test is graded, it will be sent home for the parent to review, sign and return on the next school day. A parent signature indicates that the parent is aware of the student’s progress. If a parent does not receive quizzes or tests to sign, the parent should contact the teacher. Repeated absences when tests are given will be discussed on an individual basis and may result in a grade penalty.

Graduation

At the discretion of the principal, each school has the right not to certify the student's graduation or provide transcripts of the student's academic record to third parties such as other schools, colleges, or employers, or to issue a diploma to the student, if there has been a breach of a material condition of the contract (i.e., failure to meet financial obligations, infractions against the school’s code of conduct).

Homework

Homework is an essential part of the instructional program and reinforces learning. It serves as a means
for clarifying and reviewing material learned in class, for providing motivation and opportunity for
individual growth, and for creating experiences of in-depth study and supplementary reading.

The time allotments for homework (written and study) are as follows:

Grades Pre K & K approximately 15 minutes
Grades 1 & 2 approximately 30 minutes
Grades 3 & 4 approximately 45 minutes
Grades 5 & 6 approximately 90 minutes
Grades 7 & 8 approximately 120 minutes

Students are required to complete all homework and it is expected that parents or guardians sign the
completed homework. Homework not handed in on the day it is due will result in a “0” grade and demerits.

Grades and Grading

Report cards are distributed four times a year for Grades Pre-K to 8. The report card is a link between the school and the home. Progress Reports will be sent home at times between Report Cards.

Academic Achievement

The first part of the Archdiocesan Report Card is used to mark the student’s achievement in academic subjects.
The achievement mark is based upon the demonstration of mastery of material covered in class such as:
1. tests
2. quizzes
3. classwork/participation
4. homework
5. projects/portfolios
There are no grades for Computer Science or Library as these two areas are to be supportive of, and integrated into, the total learning process.