Student Handbook Academic/Attendance/Classification

Academic/Attendance Awards for Elementary Students

Awards will be presented at the end of the year.

Meritorious Attendance Award:   To students that were absent a total of two days or less for the school year.

Perfect Attendance Award:   To students that did not miss any school, except for school-related functions or approved activities.

            Gold Award: 96% or above average for the year on all academic work.

            Silver Award: 90-95% average for the year on all academic work.

Bronze Award:  Meritorious effort, attitude, work ethic, or improvement as decided by the teacher.

Cheating/Plagiarism/Academic Dishonesty

            Students who are found cheating or plagiarizing will receive a zero (no credit) for the particular piece of work in question with written notice being sent home to parents. Cheating infractions may also be viewed via the DDN parent portal.

Classification of Students

            Students are classified according to credits earned and are assigned to classes accordingly. The number of years spent in high school has no bearing on a student's class affiliation. Classification is on the following basis:

a.       FRESHMEN: less than five (5) units of credit at the opening of the first semester; or less than eight (8) units at the opening of the second semester.

b.      SOPHOMORE: at least five (5) units of credit of high school work at the opening of the first semester; or with eight (8) units at the opening of the second semester.

c.       JUNIOR: at least ten (10) units of credit at the opening of the first semester; or with thirteen (13) units at the opening of the second semester.

d.      SENIOR: at least fifteen (15) units of credit at the opening of the first semester; or with eighteen (18) units at the opening of the second semester.

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