Achievement: In accordance with the requirements of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, numerical marks are given in all subjects except Computer Literacy. These are given at the end of each of four quarters (approximately 9 weeks) and are based on results of tests, homework and class work. In addition, semester examinations are given after the 2nd and 4th quarters. These marks are also placed on the report card. Semester exams are 20% of the semester average, and each quarter grade is 40%. Passing mark: 70% or above. Failure: 69% or less. (For summer school requirements, see Academics, section B.)
College Recommendation: To be recommended for college, a student must have a general average of at least 80% in college preparatory subjects.
Effort: Comments may be given each quarter in each subject. The comments appear below the quarter grade
Reports Cards: The report card, which is issued every quarter, indicates the student’s achievement, application, deportment, and attendance. Parents are expected to examine this report carefully in order to ascertain any deficiencies on the part of the student and to apply proper remedies when needed. In addition, progress reports are available on-line and parent visitation days are held during the 2nd quarter. Report cards and on-line access are liable to be withheld in the event the tuition account is delinquent as defined in this handbook (see Finances, Payment Policy, 2).
Academic Probation: At the end of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters, any student who is failing two or more subjects will be placed on academic probation. His report card will be stamped “ACADEMICALLY DEFICIENT” and is to be signed by a parent and returned to Elder within two school days after receiving it. Any student not meeting the requirements to go on to the next year will receive a letter from the Academic Board at the end of the school year after his record has been reviewed (see Academics, B).
Honor Roll: All the courses taken at Elder, with the exception of Physical Education and Computer Literacy, are included on the Honor Roll. Honors require that a student receive no grades below 80% in any subject with the exception of Physical Education and Computer Literacy. Second Honors are awarded for averages of 85.0% up to 90.0%. First Honors are awarded