Grading and Promotion Policies
SDP Grading Policy (Updated September 2017)
Teachers have multiple opportunities to evaluate student progress using a variety of assessment strategies. Grades
include the following components:
SDP Grading Scale
A grade of Incomplete (I) can be given in the following situations:
- Student was enrolled for less than 15 days during the term
- Student was on extended medical leave (nurse confirmation required)
Incomplete grades must be corrected prior to close of the next term grading window or the grade will convert to a 50.
Incomplete cannot be given during the final term of a course. The final grade for a course will be automatically calculated as an average of all term grades.
Students whose final average falls below a 60 will receive a failing grade on their final report card and will not earn credit for the course
SDP Promotion Policy (Updated September 2017)
A 12th grade student shall graduate if he/she:
Successfully completes a Multidisciplinary Project or a Service Learning Project
Earns a total of 23.5 credits, which include:
- 4 in English
- 3 in Mathematics
- 3 in Science
- 3 in Social Studies
- 1 in African American History
- 2 in World Language
- 2 in Arts and Humanities
- 1 in Physical Education
- 0.5 in Health
- 4 in electives*
*One elective must be a college preparatory Mathematics or Science course,
an International Baccalaureate course or an Advanced Placement course.
Schools or programs may predetermine specific subject area elective credits.