While all parents/guardians understand, and look for, their students’ grades, the faculty and staff at Englewood Christian School (ECS) wanted to ensure that you were able to use the Report Card provided to fully understand your student’s standing and progress.
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...
There are three important pieces of information that you should take notice of in this section. To begin with, each PACE subject will have a percent in the gray area of each subject. This percentage indicates the student’s current average in that PACE subject.
The second piece of information, and perhaps the most vital piece, is the number noted as Year-to-Date Completed. This represents the number of PACEs you student has completed for the quarter.
The final piece of information is what grade level your student is operating at in each subject. To know this, look at the number located above each grade on the report card. In the example, it shows 1071, 1072, and 1073. These numbers can be compared to the “Where Am I?” chart that follows this information for the learning grade level.
Remember, at the beginning of the year, you were asked to submit a choice for the learning track of your student. It was a page at the back of the handbook that you were supposed to sign. (If you did not submit a form, your student was assigned a track based upon teacher observation). In those tracks, each student is required to complete a specific number of PACEs per quarter to be considered “passing” in her or his current grade level. Students in learning tracks 1 and 2 should be completing 3 PACEs each quarter and 1-2 computer units. If your student has completed less than the required amount, he or she is in danger of failing for the year.
Also, if your student did not complete her or his work from a previous quarter or, with the advent of COVID, did not complete their previous academic year. It is possible that she or he will not have “new grades” in this academic year, but will instead have grades applied to the previous year to complete any missing work.
Finally, note that this section will grow throughout the year and will, at year end, contain a final average.
Along with their PACEs, students at ECS may also, depending upon their learning track and parent election, receive some or all of their education using Alpha/Omega Publishing’s Ignitia System online. (Please note that all computer assignments and progress can be reviewed by parents at home using their students’ logins.) the grades for the units, lessons, quizzes, tests, and projects for these subjects are now averaged via various weights and appear in the section above similarly to the PACE grades.
ECS makes an effort to allow various learning types and out-of-desk activities with our extracurriculars. These include Chapel (for spiritual growth), Art/Science/Computer Programming (for hands-on and visual learning), Music and Drama (for Fine Arts learning), and Physical Education (as required for graduation in the state of Florida). Your student will receive a numerical grade reflecting her or his attendance and/or participation. These grades appear after the grades for PACE and computer work.
Please note: absences, lack of participation, and behavior such as forgetting PE clothes affect the numerical grade for a particular extracurricular subject.
The next section of the report card shows a student’s attendance, and appears at the right.
Please note, while COVID accommodations do allow for certain “freedoms: with attendance, those absences will still appear as “excused” on the report card for the purpose of building and classroom occupancy.
This section should be fairly self-explanatory. However, please note that some students may not have “grades” here as some traits will not apply to the work they are doing