Grading Policy

Progress Reports & Report Cards

Students receive a mid-year and an end-of-year report card. Specific aspects of students’ cognitive, communication, motor, and social skills are evaluated as not yet assessed (blank), “Progressing” (P), or “Meets Expectations” (M). The end-of-year report recommends placement for the following school year.

Grades K – 12
Students will receive report cards at the end of all four 9-week grading periods. Numeric grades will be given for all academic subjects corresponding to the following scale:

A 90 – 100
B 80 – 89
C 70 – 79
D 60 – 69
F Below 60
I Incomplete *

* Grades of I (Incomplete) can only be issued with the approval of the Division Director

Performance and conduct in all other areas will be evaluated as follows:

S Satisfactory; student routinely meets expectations
N Needs Improvement; student is not meeting expectations.

Changing Grades
In the event a grade needs to be changed after the conclusion of the grading period, the faculty member must submit the grade change to the school Director.

Honor Roll
Students in grades 3 – 12 may qualify quarterly and yearly for the Headmaster’s Honor Roll. This is awarded to students earning A’s in all academic subjects and no marks below S.

Note 1: Developmental Progress marks for grades 3-4 do not affect honor roll status.

Note 2: Yearly honor roll status is determined by using the year-end average in each subject area.

Note 3: The Mead Hall Headmaster’s Academic Excellence Award is given to students who earn the yearly Headmaster’s Honor Roll for grades 5-8 and 9-12.

Plagiarism policy

Central to the life of any school is the principle of academic integrity. Without a clear conception and commitment to the principle of academic honesty, such a community cannot survive. Plagiarism is defined as the use of another person’s ideas or expressions in your writing without acknowledging the source. A writer who fails to give appropriate acknowledgement when repeating another’s wording or particularly apt term, paraphrasing another’s argument, or presenting another’s line of thinking is guilty of plagiarism (1996 MLA Handbook). Plagiarism is not tolerated at Mead Hall Episcopal School and instances of plagiarism in any form will be subject to disciplinary action.