In order to ensure consistency in grading, all teachers will use the following system of marking:
I = Incomplete, two (2) weeks to make up work after the close of the marking period.
S = Satisfactory
W = Withdrawn
X = Excused
P = Pass
F = Fail
64 or Below
Honors are earned consistent with the following criteria:
Minimum of four A's and no C's
All B's or better and no C's
In addition to the letter grade indicating a student’s performance in the subject matter, there is provision for a student grade in attitude and responsibility. This will be indicated by using the numerical key found on the report card.
COMPUTING THE FINAL GRADE
In full-year courses, a student’s final grade is composed of the 4 marking period grades, a midterm exam, and a final exam.
Each marking period grade is worth 20% and each exam is worth 10%. The report card letter grades are used for the final grade calculation, the Academic/CP scale above is used for all courses regardless of the level.
Full-Year Course Calculation
((MP1 + MP2 + MP3 + MP4) x 2 + ME + FE) ÷ 10 = Final Grade
Full-Year Course Calculation – Exempt from Final Exam
((MP1 + MP2 + MP3 + MP4) x 2 + ME) ÷ 9 = Final Grade
If Midterm and Final Exams are not administered, the Final Grade will be adjusted accordingly. In semester courses, a student’s final grade is composed of the 2 marking period grades and a final exam. Each marking period grade is worth 40% and the final exam is worth 20%. There are no final exam exemptions from semester course final exams.
1st Semester Course Calculation
((MP1 + MP2) x 4 + (FE) x 2) ÷ 10 = Final Grade
2nd Semester Course Calculation
((MP3 + MP4) x 4 + (FE) x 2) ÷ 10 = Final Grade
In calculating the final grade a student must have 2 passing grades, one passing grade must be a marking period grade. The two grades must total a minimum of 0.8. The final decision on any contested grade will be the responsibility of the building Principal.
QUALITY POINTS & GPA
Quality points are computerized by multiplying credit earned for each class by the grade value of that class. The GPA of each student is computed by dividing total quality points by the total credits attempted.
SENIOR EXEMPTION POLICY
Senior students may be exempt from final examinations if the student meets all of the following criteria. Note: Students who qualify for the exemption may elect to sit for the exam.
1. The student receives a marking period grade of an A- or higher in at least three marking periods, and a B- or higher in the other marking period; a student cannot receive a B (in any variety), in the fourth marking period.
2. The student receives a B- or higher on the midterm examination. If the student has met all of the qualifying criteria, the student may be exempt from the final examination. Teacher discretion applies only to whether the teacher chooses to adopt the policy for all senior students enrolled in his or her class. If a teacher chooses to adopt the exemption policy, the criteria for exemptions cannot be altered in any way.
AP STUDENTS EXEMPTION POLICY
Any student enrolled in an AP course who takes the AP exam for that course may be exempt from the course final examination. Teacher discretion applies only to whether the teacher chooses to adopt the policy for all students
enrolled in his or her AP class. If a teacher chooses to adopt the exemption
BERGEN COUNTY SATELLITE CENTER
This program provides one-half day of vocational and technical industrial/commercial arts career training, which is coordinated with the student‘s high school schedule. All academic classes and co-curricular activities are taken at Fair Lawn High School. Any student who has completed grade nine may apply through the counseling office for admission.
Reciprocity regarding discipline exists between the two schools. If a student is suspended from either school, the student is suspended from both schools for the time indicated.
WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL
A parent’s written permission must accompany a request to withdraw. The procedure including an exit conference with Administration is accomplished through the counseling office on the day the withdrawal is affected. A transfer card or transcript will be issued only after a student has met all obligations.
EMPLOYMENT WORKING PAPERS
All students 14 to 18 must have working papers with a new certificate for every change of job. Working Papers are available in the guidance office. The student must have the “promise of employment” section filled out by the employer and the medical section completed by the municipal or family doctor. The school record form and a copy of the student’s birth certificate must be returned to the guidance office secretary. Working papers are issued after 2:35 p.m. daily.
While Driver Education is not a requirement for graduation, Fair Lawn High School is concerned about ensuring all our students become safe drivers.
The Fair Lawn Community School is charged with the responsibility of providing a driver education program. For the school year 2021-2022, the cost to high school students for this program is $285.00, payable to the Fair Lawn Community School and $10.00 for the New Jersey State permit. Students should check with their physical education teachers or contact the Fair Lawn Community School at (201) 794-5450 ext. 2367 for detailed information.
Students may also register for online courses through Educere. Questions about Educere courses should be directed to the school counselor. Please keep the following information in mind when registering for summer courses:
Students may only take a maximum of two (2) courses over the summer, whether they are done at FLHS, through Educere, or a combination of the two.
The final exam date is Thursday, July 27 at 8:00am. If you are unavailable to sit for this exam date, you cannot register for the Educere option.
All lessons and any related work must be completed prior to the final exam. The student will not be permitted to sit for the exam until they have completed the entire course.