Infinite Campus will be used for final grade reporting, transcripts and Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) data. Parents can access the Infinite Campus parent portal by following the directions to create an account. Contact your student’s Family Success Liaison should you need assistance.
How to access the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus:
Elementary Grading Structure:
Our mission is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for all students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum within a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data and continued institutional growth within the academic community.
School grading structure encompasses multiple methods of learning that can include (are not limited to) student assessments in online school, teacher-graded assignments, interim assessments, and participation.
K-5 Elective Grades:
The following courses are not teacher led. Learning Coaches are responsible for working through these courses with their student and updating the appropriate attendance. All are required except for foreign language.
- PE: 60 attendance hours
- HEALTH: 30 attendance hours
- ART: All students will complete their grade level art curriculum with at least 70% of the course being completed to pass the course.
Note: The above expectations are adjusted based on student enrollment date.
Class Engagement Compliance:
Students will be held accountable for attending live class connect sessions based on instructional level. Students classified as Beginning or Developing (based on their assessment scores) are required to attend live class connect sessions to receive teacher support. All new students are classified as Beginning unless records from a previous school indicates otherwise.
Recordings are provided to all students for review. LIVE attendance is the expectation for all students. Flexibility is earned at the proficient and distinguished levels. Students who miss class may be referred for progressive discipline including a referral to the Academic Review Board and up to withdrawal from GCA. If you have an emergency that conflicts with a required class session, it is imperative that you contact the teacher as soon as possible. This refers to students classified as Beginning or Developing.
To reduce absences, families are asked to schedule appointments around required classes. Please communicate special circumstances to your Family Success Liaison (FSL) and your teacher.
All students will be grouped by instructional level, to ensure that students receive the appropriate level and type of instruction needed for their individual needs.
- Instructional Groups
Students will be scheduled for targeted small group instructional sessions and one-on-one sessions. Look for these on your class connect schedule.
Mandatory Benchmark/Growth/Summative Assessment Participation:
Students are monitored for their completion of all mandatory tests, including but not limited to Pre-Test, NWEA MAP, DIBELS, Interim Assessments, GKIDS, etc. THESE ASSESSMENTS ARE MANDATORY.
Students are graded for mastery of specific standards during each instructional cycle. Students have the school year to show mastery of standards, Monthly Instructional Calendar (MIC) assignments are expected to be completed by the due date. Monthly Instructional Calendar (MIC) assignments will include Online School (OLS) lessons, MIC graded assignments (MGAs), Portfolios, and Interim Assessments.
Kindergarten grades are determined by students acquiring a proficient understanding of mastery-based standards -Students receive a final grade of Pass (P) or Fail (F) for each standard.
Students are monitored for adherence to their individualized Class Engagement Requirements.
Students are monitored for completion of all mandatory tests, including but not limited to Pre-Test, NWEA MAP, DIBELS, Interim Assessments, GKIDS, etc. THESE ASSESSMENTS ARE MANDATORY.
Kindergarten Grading Scale:
Mastery based standards will be used to determine a final grade of Pass (P) or Fail (F)
- Level 1: Beginning
- Level 2: Developing
- Level 3: Proficient
- Level 4: Distinguished
- NA: Not Yet Assessed
- C: Complete
- I: Incomplete
Kindergarten Report Card Key:
Academic Performance Level for Pass/Fail:
Academic Performance Level for Standards Rubric 1-4:
- NA=Not Yet Assessed
Academic Performance Level fo C/I Standards
- NA=Not Yet Assessed
Kindergarten Late Work:
Students are graded for mastery of specific standards during each instructional cycle. Students have the school year to show mastery of standards, MIC assignments are expected to be completed by the due date. Any missing or late MIC assignments will be graded as Level 1 (Does Not Meet) until completed. If MIC assignments are not completed by the last day of the school year, the student will receive a Level 1 (Does Not Meet) for that standard. Failure to complete MIC assignments may result in a grade of “Fail” for that content area for the school year. Grades of Pass or Fail for ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, Health and PE are reported to the Georgia Department of Education at the end of the school year.
1st through 5th Grading:
Students are graded for mastery of specific standards during each instructional cycle. Students have the school year to show mastery of standards, Monthly Instructional Calendar (MIC) assignments are expected to be completed by the due date. Monthly Instructional Calendar (MIC) assignments will include Online School (OLS) lessons, MIC graded assignments (MGAs), Portfolios, and Interim Assessments. Students in Grades K-5 will have three attempts to pass quizzes in the OLS and be invited to a small group or one on one session for additional support.
1st through 5th Grades:
- OLS Coursework 20% - curriculum lessons, quizzes, checkpoints, etc.
- MIC Graded Assignments 25% – MIC assignments, other than OLS lessons
- Extended OLS Coursework/MIC Activities 10% – portfolio work, projects, papers, essays, presentations, labs, etc.
- Reinforcement/Review Assignments 10% - USA Test Prep Assignments, Review Activities, Keenville, NWEA Student Dashboards, Study Guides, etc.
- Class Engagement Compliance 10% - Student is adhering to their individualized Class Engagement Requirements
- Assessments 15% - Unit Tests, Teacher-created Assessments, Last Interim Assessment of each Semester counts for grade, STRIDE, etc.
- Mandatory Benchmark/Growth/Summative Assessment Participation 10% - Pre-Test, MAP, DIBELS, Interim Benchmarks, Post Test, EOG, etc. THESE EXAMS ARE MANDATORY -THIS SECTION GIVES CREDIT/INCENTIVE FOR PARTICIPATION
1st through 5th Grading Scale:
Final grades are reported numerically based on the following grading scale:
- A: 90 - 100
- B: 80 - 89
- C: 70 - 79
- F: 69 and below
1st through 5th Late Work:
MGAs (MIC Graded Assignments) are assigned within each grading cycle and due by the due date. Content teachers will send out reminders, advertise in class, and the dates will be included on the MIC.
- MGAs (MIC Graded Assignments) - grading window is closed at 4:00 on the last day of the grading cycle. A zero will be entered for incomplete assignments.
- OLS (Online School Lessons) - cumulative and updated during after each grading cycle
- NTERIM ASSESSMENTS – grading window is closed at 4:00 on due date. A zero will be entered for incomplete.
Kindergarten through 5th Extra Credit:
Extra Credit opportunities are at teacher’s discretion. Any extra credit opportunity provided will be given to the entire class, not to individual students. Examples may include items such as:
- Review/Study Guide
- Re-open and replace an MGA (MIC Graded Assignment)