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board presentation - academic policiesWestlake Academy Secondary Program Academic Considerations Presentation Items Homework/Attendance Assessment/Academic Recognition Grade Reporting Retention/Summer School/Transfer Credits Graduation and Commencement Eligibility Homework/Attendance Establishment of uniform homework guidelines Contingencies for excused/unexcused absences Further refinement of excused/unexcused Criteria Assessment/Academic Recognition Quality Points IB/AP Courses Honors (pre-IB/AP) Courses Academic Recognitions Valedictorian/Salutatorian 6 consecutive semesters requirement GPA requirement Event of a tie Honor Graduates - Graduates with 90% GPA Grade Reporting Quarter System 9 weeks per quarter One report card per quarter Interval progress reports Semester Reports 2 quarters per semester Semester/Final Exam Pass/Fail Determination Average of both semesters Retention/Summer School/Transfer Credits Retention - Grades 7+8 vs. 9-12 Summer school/alternative programs Prior approval of program required Transfer credits and evaluation of credits WA to evaluate all credits of transfer students Graduation Requirements Current T.E.A. Requirements Basic Diploma (minimum requirements) Recommended Diploma Distinguished Diploma Westlake Academy Actual Westlake Academy Required Side-By-Side Comparison T.E.A. Distinguished English 4 Math 4 Science 4 Social Studies 3 Gov’t/Econ 1 Foreign Lang 3 Physical Ed 1.5 Health/Speech 1 Technology 1 Fine Arts 1 Electives 2.5 TOK n/a CAS/EE n/a Total 26 Westlake Academy English 4 Math 4 Science 4 Social Studies 4 Gov’t/Econ 1 Foreign Lang 3 Physical Ed 1.5 Health/Speech 1 Technology 2 Fine Arts 1 Electives 1 TOK 2 CAS/EE 0.5 Total 29 Side-by-side Comparison Westlake Required English 4 Math 4 Science 4 Social Studies 4 Gov’t/Econ 1 Foreign Lang 3 Physical Ed 1.5 Health/Speech 1 Technology 2 Fine Arts 1 Electives 1 TOK 2 CAS/EE 0.5 Total 29 Westlake Actual English 4 Math 5 Science 4 Social Studies 4 Gov’t/Econ 1 Foreign Lang 5 Physical Ed 1.5 Health/Speech 1 Technology 2 Fine Arts 2 Electives 2 TOK 2 CAS/EE 0.5 Total 34 Commencement Considerations 29 Credits - WA Program of Study One (1) credit short exception Not assigned to alternative disciplinary setting (DEAP). Diploma Candidates vs. Certificate Candidates Expectation that all will be diploma candidates C.A.S. - Community Service TOK - Humanities Extended Essay - Senior Thesis