Rules & Grading

Grading Scale

  • Grades 1-12 will be graded on the following scale:
    • 100 or above                                     A+
    • 95-99                                                  A
    • 90-94                                                  A-
    • 87-89                                                  B+
    • 83-86                                                  B
    • 80-82                                                  B-
    • 77-79                                                  C+
    • 73-76                                                  C
    • 70-72                                                  C-
    • 67-69                                                  D+
    • 63-66                                                  D
    • 60-62                                                  D-
    • 59 and below                                     F
    • Any variation from the above must be approved by the Administration
  • Kindergarten grading scale is as follows:
    • The Kindergarten grading system is tailored to Kindergarten’s unique goals:
        1. To learn to function in a structured environment, the following specific areas are evaluated:
          • Accepting and responding to authority
          • Receiving correction
          • Following Routines
          • Demonstrating self-control, verbally and physically
          • Listening attentively
          • Focuses on task
          • Completing work in a timely manner
        2. To learn to relate to peers and adults appropriately, the following specific areas are evaluated:
          • Showing respect to adults
          • Cooperating with peers
          • Considerate of peers’ feelings and well-being
        3. To learn the academic foundations of literacy and number sense, the following specific areas are evaluated:
          1. Reading:
            1. Identifying upper and lower case letters
            2. Identifying sounds of all letters
            3. Segmenting (breaking sounds apart)
            4. Blending (putting sounds together)
            5. Recognize and read short vowel words
            6. Recognize and read one syllable long vowel words
            7. Hears and writes sounds in words
            8. Hears and write whole words
            9. Hears and writes sentences
            10. Retaining sight word vocabulary
            11. Reading orally
            12. Makes predictions
          2. Math:
            1. Counting to 100
            2. Recognize numbers to 31
            3. Write numbers to 31
            4. Identifying coins: penny, nickel, and dime
            5. Identifying coin values: penny, nickel and dime
            6. Identifying 2-D shapes
            7. Identifying 3-D shapes
            8. Recognizing, extending and creating simple patterns
            9. Count items to create a graph
            10. Interpret a simple graph
            11. Demonstrating basic addition to 10
            12. Demonstrating basic subtraction to 10
    • Grades are given using numbers, rather than letters
        1. For the first two goals, the numbers indicate the following:
          • 4 – student is exceeding expectations
          • 3 – student is meeting expectations
          • 2 – student is improving toward expectations
          • 1 – student is not meeting expectations
        2. For the third goal, the numbers indicate the following:
          • 4 – the student has achieved mastery
          • 3 – the student has achieved proficiency
          • 2 – the student is improving toward proficiency
          • 1 – the student needs additional assistance to achieve proficiency

Honor Roll

The requirements for Honor Roll each quarter are:

  • High Honors – An “A” grade in ALL academic subjects (including Art, Music, and PE) is required to be eligible for the quarterly High Honor Roll.
  • Honor Roll – A “B” grade or better in ALL Academic subjects (including Art, Music, and PE) is required to be eligible for the quarterly Honor Roll.

High Honor Roll and/or Honor Roll status for ALL four quarters is required for the end of year High Honor Roll and Honor Roll recognition.

Discipline

Elementary Grades (grades K-6)

  • Teachers handle most common offenses in the classroom with a stepping stone plan
  • The next step is receiving demerits and/or a detention for the following:
    1. disobedience
    2. foul language/inappropriate slang/cussing
    3. destruction of property
    4. negative posture (rolling of eyes, walking away from faculty or adult authority, improper attitude)
    5. inappropriate gestures
    6. sexual innuendos
  • Areas that will receive immediate detention, ISS, or OSS – consequences will be leveled due to the severity of infraction or for repeat offenders
    1. disrespect – verbal or silent
    2. physical contact
    3. inappropriate or unwanted sexual contact
    4. bullying
  • Consequences for demerits are as follows:
    1. 3 demerits – ½ hour detention – 3:30-4:00
    2. 5 demerits – 1 hr. detention – 3:30-4:30
    3. 6 demerits – ISS – 50% credit for work
    4. 8 demerits – OSS – zeros for work for the day
    5. 9 demerits – referral to Superintendent for consideration of expulsion.
  • A no show to detention means a 1 hour detention on Saturday plus a $25.00 cash fine – to be served from 8:00-9:00 am – A SATURDAY NO SHOW MEANS AN ISS/OSS WITH 50% credit plus fine still due on Monday
  • Teachers are to also provide positive reinforcements in their classrooms
  • Parents will be informed at every level of demerit activity

Secondary Grades (grades 7-12)

  • Teachers handle most common offenses in the classroom
  • The next step is receiving demerits and/or a detention for the following:
    1. disobedience
    2. foul language/inappropriate slang/cussing
    3. destruction of property
    4. negative posture (rolling of eyes, walking away from faculty or adult authority, improper attitude)
    5. inappropriate gestures
    6. sexual innuendos
  • Areas that will receive immediate detention, ISS, or OSS – consequences will be leveled due to the severity of infraction or for repeat offenders.
    1. disrespect – verbal or silent
    2. physical contact
    3. inappropriate or unwanted sexual contact
    4. bullying
    5. fighting
  • Consequences for demerits are as follows:
    1. 3 demerits – ½ hour detention – 7:35am-8:05am or 3:15-3:45
    2. 5 demerits – 1 hr. detention – 7:05am-8:05am or 3:15-4:15 with parental appointment with Administration
    3. 6 demerits – ISS – 50% credit for work
    4. 8 demerits – OSS – zeros for work for the day
    5. 9 demerits – referral to Superintendent for consideration of expulsion.
  • A no show to detention means a 1 hour detention on Saturday plus a $25.00 cash fine – to be served from 8:00-9:00 am – A SATURDAY NO SHOW MEANS AN ISS/OSS WITH 50% credit plus fine still due on Monday
  • Teachers are to also provide positive reinforcements in their classrooms
  • Parents will be informed at every level of demerit activity

Cell Phone and Electronic Devices ~ Zero Tolerance

  • Student cell phones and all electronic devices will not be permitted to be used or seen on the student once they leave the lobby area in the morning (typically 8:00 a.m.) until the student leaves school areas. All phones and electronic devices must be stored in student’s lockers, or turned into the school secretary each morning.  There will be a ZERO tolerance policy.
  • Any visible/audible phones or electronic devices will be confiscated and given to the administration.  A parent or legal guardian must come to the office or speak to an administrator at the end of the following day to receive the cell phone or electronic device.  If any phone or electronic device is confiscated, $25.00 must be paid to retrieve the item.  GCS reserves the right to examine any or all electronic devices, including content, upon confiscation.
  • Grandview Christian School specifically prohibits the use of any video or audio recording device in the classroom without the specific permission of the teacher in whose classroom it is to be used.  Any student posting unauthorized electronic material on the web will be subject to suspension and/or expulsion.

Physical Contact and Dating

  • While it is understood that boyfriend/girlfriend relationships may at times develop between students, at no time should those relationships interfere with the priorities of the school
  • Students will refrain from any display of affection at school, including physical contact, exchanging notes, etc
  • Students are expected to maintain a “no-contact” rule, which requires that all students refrain from physical contact at school
  • This “no-contact” rule also applies at any GCS function that is related to the school (on or off GCS property)
  • At GCS we enforce the no contact rule through our “12 inch rule” which specifies that all males and females maintain a 12 inch separation at all times
  • GCS has a NO dating policy