At the board meeting on December 16th, Trustees approved a temporary adjustment to Board Policy T5121.1 Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement to add Credit / No Credit grading marks for Physical Education. At the middle school and high school level, APEX/Online Physical Education will be graded as Credit (CR) or No Credit (NC). These CR or NC grades will be processed by teachers and finalized by 1/7/21 with student report cards will be published by 1/11/21.
General Temporary Policy Implications:
- Qualification for middle school honor roll is not impacted with a CR/NC in PE. PE grades are not calculated into qualification for these awards.
- As in spring 2020, these CR/NC marks will neither help nor harm your student’s grade point average. Students that received a mark of CR for PE will be granted PE credits. Students who received a mark of NC will not receive credit for the course.
The grade will show your student’s transcript as CR or NC in lieu of a traditional A-F grade. Students that received a mark of CR for PE will be granted PE credits. Students who received a mark of NC will not receive credit for the course.
Upon return from winter break, PE teachers will be working to determine options for students who did not receive credit for PE. Communication outlining options will be shared with students and families in January.
We understand the difficult times and dynamics we are in and thank our PE teachers for working diligently to support all PE students and their progression through the Apex content and other delineated assignments. This decision is intended to further support students and families and relieve concerns associated with GPAs and transcripts.