At Englewood Christian School (ECS), our Report Cards are generated through our records system and may appear differently from Report Cards at other schools. Therefore, we, at ECS, want to provide as much guidance as possible in reviewing and understanding the information contained in the document.
In the image to the right, you can see the Academic Year and the Quarter displayed under the title. Though they are blotted out on this sample, each Report Card displays the student’s name and school ID associated with that particular card. Also displayed is the grade in which your student is enrolled. Please note, the enrollment grade may not reflect the grade level of the subjects in which the student is currently working.
As you should be aware, ECS students receive some or all of their education using workbooks created by Accelerated Christian Education (ACE). These books, called PACEs, are assigned using diagnostic testing that tells us where your student has learning gaps or what their next level of progress should be. The grades for these PACEs are contained in the first section of the Report Card (aka Student Progress Report shown above) and appear as follows...
In the above image, you can see several critical pieces of information. The title of each subject is displayed in the gray line with the grades achieved beneath. Each number represents either a PACE completed or a computer unit. The “Year-to-Date Completed” number shows you how many PACEs or computer units have been completed as of the Report Card. At this point, your student should have completed 3 PACES (some high school subjects are longer and may reflect only 2 PACES at this point) and/or 2-3 computer units. If your student has less than this, she or he is most likely behind, but may not be significantly so.
The other piece of information is the Year-to-Date average of your student’s work in each subject. This appears at the end of the line in gray. If your student is in Learning Track 1, he or she should have 80 or more to pass. If she or he is in Track 2 or 3, then the passing grade is 70. Also, if a grade appears in red, it means that your student failed this PACE and is repeating it. The passing grade will replace the failed grade in average calculations.
The Report Card also contains grades for our extracurricular activities (special). These include Music/Drama, Chapel, and Physical Education. The grades for these subjects are determined by participation. Therefore, absences and lack of participation affect these grades extremely.
The next two sections, shown above, show the summary average and summary units completed for the quarter. The section also shows any absences/tardies and teacher comments related to your student.
The final section of the Report Card shows the teacher’s review of your student’s behavior and participation and should be self-explanatory.
Please note, some parents will receive an additional document that contains more teacher’s notes and a listing of demerits received. Please review both documents as they are equally important to understanding your student’s academic progress.