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The Dearborn Public School District offers a warm, safe, and caring learning environment for your child. We offer a wide range of educational opportunities such as an early college program as well as many advanced and highly specialized math and science programs.
The BEST source of scholarships and financial aid will always be the college financial aid office. Once admitted to a specific college, students should make an appointment and meet with a college financial aid advisor.
Addional Scholarship Information http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/speterson/scholarship-opportunities/
Additional Scholarships & Financial Aid Websites
- As the FAFSA filing season approaches, students and parents can better inform themselves about the application process by viewing Do You Need Money for College? at www.studentaid.ed.gov/pubs.
- Steps to Federal Student Aid explains the FAFSA application and submission process in seven steps. Students can view this handout at www.studentaid.ed.gov/pubs.
- The new College Preparation Checklist is greatly expanded compared to the previous version. This small booklet explains how to prepare academically and financially for college through “to do” lists aimed at elementary and secondary school students and their parents, as well as adult students. Simply worded information about federal aid, what to do at FAFSA filing time, and looking for scholarships also is included. View or download the new College Preparation Checklist athttp://FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/collprep.
Administrative Guidelines 5200
High School Attendance
Students are required to attend classes and keep absences to a minimum. Habitual absence or tardiness results in serious lapses in the accumulation of knowledge, enrichment, practical and physical skills, self-discipline, and a sense of responsibility. Teachers and administrators consider class attendance and promptness significant components affecting a student’s grade. Parents and students have a responsibility for attendance and are encouraged to schedule medical and dental appointments, personal business, and vacations outside school hours.
A. The attendance rules and regulations require a procedure for involving parents or guardian in the validation of the student’s absence. Therefore, under this attendance practice the parent or guardian is required to call the school to verify the student’s absence within 24 hours or the absence is unexcused. This procedure applies to all students who are affected by these rules and regulations within the senior high school program of the Dearborn Public Schools.
B. A student who is over fifteen minutes late to class is considered to be absent.
C. Two lates (5 to 15 minutes) in a class is considered to be an absence.
D. Four tardies in a class is considered to be an absence.
E. All school sponsored activities that take students out of class/school will not be considered an absence under these guidelines. A listing of such activities will be provided by the individual school’s administration.
F. In-school suspensions and out-of -school suspensions will not be considered an absence under these guidelines.
G. When a student has ten (10) or more absences, excused or unexcused in one
semester (based on # 1 thru 4 above) they may receive reduced credit.
H. The teacher will meet with each student at five absences and provide the student with written notice indicating that the student has reached five absences. The student and teacher will sign the form acknowledging this conference. The parents will also be notified in writing that the student has reached five absences by the administration.
I. A letter will be mailed to parent or guardian when the student reaches 10
Guidelines for High School Grading
All Dearborn Public Schools grading and reporting will support the learning process and encourage student success. Grades measure a student’s mastery of the course content expectations.
Purposes for Grading Students’ Work*
- Communicate achievement to students, parents, and others
- Provide information that students can use for self-evaluation and growth
- Encourage student growth and progress in learning
- Identify students for available educational opportunities (e.g. AP courses)
- Evaluate the effectiveness of curricular, instructional, assessment practices and programs
- Summative assessments demonstrate the student’s knowledge of a subject after instruction. Summative assessments include tests, projects, products, and demonstrations.
- Formative assessments demonstrate the student’s progress in mastering subject content during the course of instruction. Formative assessments include homework, participation, daily quizzes, and inquiry activities.
These guidelines emphasize summative assessments. The final grade is determined by at least 80% summative and at most 20% formative.
Summative Assessment Retakes
Except for AP classes and honors classes beginning with the second semester of ninth grade, teachers will make summative assessment retakes available to students based on the following principles and process:
- Only one retake per summative assessment is permitted.
- The higher score is the score of record.
- Students must follow the retake process established in the respective school, but each process should include the following:
- A written request by the student, including an explanation for requesting the retake
- The student’s demonstration of effort to attain mastery learning, which might include test corrections, caught-up homework
- The teacher’s approval for retake following 1 and 2 above
- The student’s arranging with the teacher for retake
- Completion of the retake within a reasonable time frame, e.g. within 1.5 weeks of the original summative assessment
- Retakes may be in a different format from the original summative assessment.
- End-of-semester exams cannot be retaken.
Zeros and Late Work
- Zeros are allowed on formative assessments. Each teacher will decide how to handle late work and partial credit.
- Zeros are not allowed on summative assessments. The student is responsible for arranging with the teacher to take any missed summative assessments.
Cheating, however, is a disciplinary issue which may result in a zero, whether the work involved is a formative or a summative assessment.
(*From GIPS Grading and Reporting Practices, 2006)