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Grading at NYA

The Grading System at NYA –
How We Measure Student Achievement

AFFORDING NYA

The Middle and Upper School Divisions – Grades 5 – 12

Middle School Student at NYAAt North Yarmouth Academy, we believe the 100-point scale best reflects a student’s achievement in the Middle and Upper Schools. The North Yarmouth Academy curriculum is demanding, as education, growth, and self-esteem come only through accepting challenges. Students who graduate from NYA have had the chance to avail themselves of an excellent program and to prepare themselves for the demands of college courses.

The academic year is divided into semesters. Students are graded at the end of each semester. The lowest possible passing grade is a D- or a numerical score of 60. Letter grades have these numerical equivalents:

A+ = 97-100 B+ = 87-89 C+ = 77-79 D+ = 67-69 F = 0-59
A = 93-96 B = 83-86 C = 73-76 D = 63-66
A- = 90-92 B- = 80-82 C- = 70-72 D- = 60-62

NYA Upper School Students in LibraryAcademic Recognition

NYA uses a weighted 4.0 scale to calculate its honor rolls each semester. An A+ in any course carries an additional 0.3 points. Courses that carry less than one full credit (such as music and visual arts) are weighted accordingly.

A+ = 4.3 B+ = 3.3 C+ = 2.3 D+ = 1.3 F = 0.0
A = 4.0 B = 3.0 C = 2.0 D = 1.0
A- = 3.7 B- = 2.7 C- = 1.7 D- = 0.7

The Lower School Division – Toddler to Grade 4

Chickadee Book PresentationRegular contact between parents and teachers happens throughout the year. In addition, there are set times for more official contact with teachers to provide updates on the progress and goals of each student, and parents attend parent/teacher conferences in early fall and late spring.

In the Toddler and Primary classes, parents are provided with reports at the middle and end of each school year summarizing their child’s progress.

In grades 1-4, parents are provided with written comments and progress reports at the end of each semester.  Progress reports with detailed teacher comments outline where each student is with respect to each academic area.

Reporting System for the Lower School

NYA Lower School Grandparents DayToddler and Primary

Early September: Parent Information Session.
Early November: Mid-semester Parent/Teacher Conferences.
December: Close of fall semester. Written class summary sent out in early January.
February: Parent observations in the classroom.
Mid-April: Mid-semester Parent/Teacher Conferences with student reports.
End of year: Written class summary sent out in mid-June.

Grades 1-4

Early September: Parent Information Session.
Early November: Mid-semester Parent/Teacher Conferences.
December: Close of fall semester. Written comments and progress reports sent out in early January.
Early April: Mid-semester Parent/Teacher Conferences.
End of year: Written comments and progress reports for all students.

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