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The curriculum stresses achievement within a Catholic community.
The Diocesan curricular guidelines, consistent with the Illinois guidelines, are followed.
Criteria for achievement grades include ability, participation, daily class and home assignments, tests, and other assessment tools. A student also receives an effort grade in subject areas to indicate the teacher's perception of how hard the student is working to achieve his/her potential. In classes that do not meet daily, grades are given in appropriate grade levels and at appropriate intervals. Modified grading is used when circumstances warrant it.
Kindergarten through third grade issue a learning standards-based report card designed by the Diocese to reflect student progress in a manner appropriate at these grades.
In conjunction with diocesan regulations, each student's academic report is issued by the principal, pastor, and parish priests three times a year.
Conferences are scheduled in early November following the distribution of the first report card. Parents register online for all of their conferences. Conferences are ten minutes in length and parents may meet with as many teachers as they like. As a matter of convenience, as well as helping teachers and parents maintain their conference schedule, all sessions will be held in the Gathering Place. In addition, we will have another opportunity following the completion of second trimester for parents of pre-school and kindergarten students to also meet with their child’s teacher.
While formal conferences are not scheduled for all grades after November, our teachers are available to meet with any family where major concerns and questions arise, be they academic or social.
The parents are encouraged to confer with the teacher more often when the child displays a lack of interest in his work or a change of attitude toward school. It is important to remember that your child is an individual and the information should not be compared with any other child's report card; this is especially true for children in the same family. The marks on character traits are highly important for they show how your child is learning to get along with others and his/her development as a responsible individual.
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