Any secondary student whose grade point average (GPA) falls below a 2.0 will be placed on academic probation. The student will have one semester to improve his or her academic record, during which time the School Administrator will do a grade check every two weeks. If the GPA has not improved by the end of the probation period, the School Administrator will determine whether it is in the best interest of the student to continue at CPRS.
Grade point average (GPA) will be used to figure all secondary awards and will be calculated on all secondary courses taken.
HONOR ROLLS (GRADES 3 - 12)
Honor Rolls recognize academic achievement in each semester. The Honor Roll will be posted at school and submitted to the Independence Examiner newspaper at the end of the each semester.
1) The Honor Roll is awarded to secondary students with a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher, and elementary students with a B average in academic subjects. The Principal’s Honor Roll is awarded to secondary students with a semester GPA of 3.75 or higher, and elementary students with an A average in academic subjects.
2) Incomplete grades will disqualify a student from Honor Roll.
The Liahona Award is given to all secondary students who earn a 4.0 GPA or all A’s for both semesters.
RESTORATION HONOR SOCIETY
The Restoration Honor Society will annually recognize 10th-12th grade students whose citizenship and academic achievements are determined to be outstanding by a faculty panel. Students who meet the requirements are notified at the end of the Tri-5 grading period.
High school students may request a class change during the first seven days of the semester. Changes must be approved by the parent, School Counselor, and School Administrator. Any course dropped after the first seven days in a semester will be recorded as an F unless such a change is recommended by the School Administrator. Any course with fewer than five students may be canceled.
The following grading scale is used in grades 3 through 12 for academics:
For grades K through 2, students will receive N(eeds improvement), S(atisfactory), or O(utstanding).
Incomplete (I) is given when a student has excessive absences or has missed work that must be done within the classroom setting and a time cannot be coordinated with the teacher. A student is given 2 weeks to make up an incomplete grade, after which the term grade is calculated with zeroes for all missing work.
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Seniors are required to attend graduation services in order to complete graduation requirements at Center Place Restoration School unless prior Board approval is granted.
Any student who accumulates 25 or more demerits after spring break may lose the privilege of participating in the graduation ceremonies and/or senior trip.
Students who have earned a cumulative eight-semester high school GPA of 3.0 or higher will be recognized as Honor Graduates.
Center Place Restoration School requires successful completion of an academic program in excess of the requirements of the state of Missouri. Courses that must be taken in four years at CPRS to graduate are:
Students will be required to meet those graduation requirements in force during their freshman year. Students entering after their freshman year will be required to meet current requirements for their class.
VALEDICTORIAN / SALUTATORIAN
In order to qualify as a Valedictorian, a student must attend CPRS for a minimum of the last four semesters of high school. All graduating seniors who meet the criteria and earn a cumulative weighted high school GPA of 4.22 or higher, or have accumulated 226 high school grade points and a 4.0 unweighted GPA, will earn Valedictorian honors. In the event that no one in the graduating class has met either of these two requirements, the student with the highest GPA will be named Valedictorian. The Salutatorian is the student with the second highest weighted GPA. In case of a tie for Valedictorian, there will be no Salutatorian.
No homework will be assigned on Wednesday evenings so the students can attend prayer meeting. Homework will not be assigned over holidays. At other times, homework may be assigned to aid the students in advancing their studies. We do request parents’ full cooperation in seeing that the assignments are completed.
Homework is given for several reasons:
1) For practice to reinforce classroom study.
2) For developing study skills.
3) For completion of special projects.
4) For remedial activity.
Promotion and Retention
At the end of each school year, students will be promoted or retained as deemed best by the faculty and administration. By mid-May, parents will be notified if their child is being retained. Tutoring and summer school will be the responsibility of the parents.
At the high school level, the credits that a student earns determine his actual grade level: 6+ credits (sophomore), 12+ credits (junior), 17+ credits (senior).
The academic year consists of two semesters, with each semester being divided into three 6-week ‘tri’ terms. Tri-1 is the first 6 weeks of 1st semester, Tri-2 is cumulative for 12 weeks, and Tri-3 is cumulative for 18 weeks – all of first semester. Tri-4 is the first 6 weeks of second semester, Tri-5 is cumulative for 12 weeks, and Tri-6 is cumulative for 18 weeks – all of second semester.
Tri-period grades (Tri-1, 2, 5, and 6) are grade checks that allow the student and parent to see the academic progress in each class. Semester grades are the only grades that are recorded on transcripts, and are included from freshman through senior years.
Report cards for Tri-1 through Tri-5 are sent home with students on the last school day of the week following the end of the Tri-period. Final report cards at the end of the school year are mailed home. If you have any questions about report cards, contact the teacher for a conference. We encourage communication between the parent and the teacher.
Summer School Credits
Any student who receives a D or F in any subject may be required to successfully complete a summer school/tutoring class in the subject to avoid being retained.
A high school student who receives a D or F in a required class and subsequently takes a summer school course will have his or her summer school grade averaged with the previously earned CPRS grade. The student will earn one-half credit for each semester class, unless a credit was previously received. The rehabilitated grade may not be raised higher than a C. Summer school grades will be averaged with previously earned CPRS grades for a rehabilitated grade only if the original grade was a D or lower.
Any summer school course that is taken for enrichment only and is not taken to make up for a previously failed class will be counted, and the appropriate credit will be given.
Center Place Restoration School maintains a thorough testing program to measure students’ progress. Results of tests are used to help the administration and faculty work more effectively with each student and make continual improvements in the curriculum.
Students in grades 2 through 9 are given achievement tests. Some high school students take the Pre-ACT at CPRS in the fall. Juniors and seniors are urged to register for the ACT (American College Test) that is held in public high schools on specific Saturdays throughout the school year. Most colleges require such testing for admittance. Information is available in the counselor’s office about registration, times, and places of the ACT.
CPRS may require testing for new students without recent achievement test results so we can ensure proper placement in a grade level.
Academic grades transferred from private or public schools are generally accepted as shown on the incoming transcript. Such grades will be converted to our grading scale, if not already reported on that basis.
Students must meet those graduation requirements in force during their freshman year. Students entering after their freshman year will be required to meet current requirements for their grade. Homeschoolers need to attend CPRS four (4) consecutive semesters to receive a graduation diploma.
Homeschool grades will be recorded on a pass-fail basis so that they will not be calculated as part of the GPA at CPRS. Homeschool credits will be awarded on the same basis as if earned at CPRS. Such credits will not be counted in any subsequent GPA calculation.
Students enrolling during the four years of high school (i.e., as a sophomore or junior) would not be required to earn four years of religion; however, the number of electives will be increased proportionately so that the total number of credits required for graduation will be earned. All other academic requirements will need to be met.
Certain classes on the high school level have been deemed to be more academically demanding and thus have been assigned a greater point value in the grade point averages that are used to calculate class ranking. Weighted classes are not included in the GPA, which is recorded on the student's transcript or reported to prospective colleges. The transcript does show that certain classes are weighted. Information on specific classes is available from the school office.