Academics Policies & Attendance Requirements

All students must attend school for a full day. Seniors may be dismissed early with permission when requirements are completed and they are not participating in athletics. Seniors who are dismissed early must leave campus immediately upon dismissal.

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Homework

Homework is given when a student does not reach his/her goals for the day.

Grades

Parents will be allowed to see their child’s grades when requested. Students will be allowed to see their grades when it does not interfere with instructional time in the classroom.

Grading Scale

Percentage Letter Grade
98 – 100 A+
93 – 97 A
90 – 92 A-
87 – 89 B+
83 – 86 B
80 – 82 B-
77 – 79 C+
73 – 76 C
70 – 72 C-
Below 70 F

Academic Probation

A student may be accepted into Parkview Christian Academy on academic probation if there is evidence of previously poor academic performance in any particular subject area. A student may be placed on academic probation at any time during his junior or senior high years if present academic performance is inadequate. Any student with an overall average of 70% or lower in the five academic subjects may be placed on academic probation. The student will be evaluated throughout the quarter following the grading period for which probation was assessed and will be withdrawn from the school at the end of the probation period if progress is not noted.

Honor Roll

An honor roll is compiled every 9 weeks
A Honor Roll Students who have made all A’s
A/B Honor Roll Students who have made all A’s and B’s
The honor roll is based on nine-weeks of coursework.

Graduation Requirements

The following minimum requirements MUST be met by all students graduating from Parkview Christian Academy.

COURSE Minimum Recommended Distinguished*
Math 3 credits 4 credits 4 credits
English 4 credits 4 credits 4 credits
Science 2 credits 4 credits 4 credits
Speech .5 credits .5 credits .5 credits
Social Studies 3 credits 4 credits 4 credits
Foreign Lang n/a 2  credits 3 credits
Physical Ed 1 credit 1 credit 1 credit
Fine Arts 1 credit 1 credit 1 credit
Electives 6.5 credits 5.5 credits 5.5 credits
Academic Elective 1 credit n/a n/a
Total 22 credits 26 credits 26 credits

*Distinguished graduates must also meet the following criteria in addition to the required credits: A student must achieve any combination of four of the following advanced measures. Original research/projects may not be used for more than two of the four advanced measures. The measures must focus on demonstrated student performance at the college or professional level. Student performance on advanced measures must be assessed through an external review process. The student may choose from the following options:

  1. Original research/project that is:
  2. test data showing student has earned:
  3. college academic courses, including those taken for dual credit, advanced technical credit courses, including locally articulated courses, with a grade of 3.0 or higher.
  • a.       judged by a panel of professionals in the field that is the focus of the project; or
  • b.      conducted under the direction of mentor(s) and reported to an appropriate audience;          and
  • c.       related to the required curriculum set forth in $74.1 of this title (relating to

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • a.       a score of three or above on the College Board advanced placement examination;
  • b.      a score of four or above on the International Baccalaureate examination; or
  • c.       a score on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test       (PSAT/NMSQT) that qualifies the student for recognition as a commended scholar or higher by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, as a part of the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) of the College Board or as a part of the National Achievement Scholarship Program of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  The PSAT/NMSQT score shall count as only one advanced measure regardless of the number of honors received by the student; or

Valedictorian / Salutatorian

To be eligible for Valedictorian/Salutatorian honors, a student must have completed his/her Junior and Senior years of study at PCA and must be on the distinguished degree plan. Any exception must be approved by the administration.

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Congratulations to our 2015 Valedictorian and Salutatorian!