CEC Grading during COVID-19/ Calificación de la CCA durante COVID-19

Posted April 17, 2020

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Dear CEC Community,

We hope that you and your family are doing well during this challenging time. As Superintendent Cordova shared last week, DPS has provided updated guidance on how grading will work for students in 9-12th grades. We want to share more specific details with you on how grading will work at our school, so you and your student know what to expect in the weeks ahead.

The grades students earned in each course as of April 6, 2020 (the day before our first week of remote learning), will be the lowest possible grades they can receive for this semester — as long as students continue to engage in learning in accordance with CEC’s remote learning plan.

● Students will be able to improve upon their grade for the rest of this semester.

● Additionally, it will be possible for students to make the choice to receive credit for a course instead of a letter grade until the end of the school year.

● Students will be able to decide on a class-by-class basis which grading option they prefer.

● For this semester, any F grades will be transcribed as “no credit”. Students will have the opportunity to improve a “no credit” at a later time.

In addition to the DPS Policies above, CEC’s policies include

● Opportunity to improve grades throughout the remote learning grading period (4/7-5/28)

● Opportunity to pass the semester (even if previously failing before spring break) by successfully completing the remote learning grading period (4/7-5/28) and receive credit

● All credits not obtained during this semester will need to be made up at a later date, so it is best to communicate with teachers to make the best plan to pass each course before school ends on May 28.

● Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2020 is determined by grades obtained through the 7th semester of enrollment, December, 2019. Grades or credit earned in the 8th semester, the spring of 2020, have no bearing on class rank for the Class of 2020.

Questions from 9th and 10th grade parents should be directed to Dan DePinto ( daniel_depinto@dpsk12.org .)

Questions from 11th grade parents should be directed to Hilary O’Kelly ( hilary_okelly@dpsk12.org )

Questions from 12th grade parents should be directed to Michele Stobbe ( michele_stobbe@dpsk12.org

Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to improve remote learning over the coming weeks. Please don’t hesitate to contact your student’s teacher or me with additional questions you may have.