Semester 2 Grading & Credits FAQs

  • What will my Semester 2 grades be? How will I earn credit?

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    Students who were passing the course prior to school closure (March 13th) shall receive a “Pass” on their report cards and transcripts and be awarded the corresponding credit at the end of the term.

    Students who do not demonstrate evidence of essential learning by the end of Semester 2 2020 will receive an “Incomplete” on their report card and transcript with no credit awarded.

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  • If I get an "Incomplete", by when do I need to make up that credit?

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    As part of the Credit-Earning Assurance Plan, students must make up the credit prior to the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. For current seniors, the timeline is still August 31 if the student wants to earn their 2020 Diploma.

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  • How will this change impact future class placement, honor societies, etc.?

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    This closure will not affect progress within a course sequence, placement in an advanced course, grade promotion or retention, access to clubs/honor societies, or forecasting opportunities for the following school year based on performance or credits earned during extended school closure.

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  • How will this impact college bound seniors and admissions?

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    It is important to note that students and colleges around the world are impacted by COVID-19 and school closures. In short, the majority of seniors in the nation will be facing the same challenge and we expect universities to be appropriately responsive. In Oregon’s model, students are earning all required credits for graduation. While some match our requirements, no state requires more credit for a diploma than Oregon.

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  • How will this impact Oregon Promise?

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    Oregon Office of School Access and Completion (OSAC) is working on accommodations due to the interruptions from COVID-19 and the resulting school closure. Seniors are encouraged to continue their Oregon Promise application even if they are unsure they will receive a 2.5 GPA or above. Seniors should still complete the FAFSA or ORSAA student aid applications so they can be considered for federal, state and institutional financial aid.

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  • How will this impact AP courses and exams?

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    The College Board is still conducting AP exams and has created an Updates for AP Students Affected by COVID-19.

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  • How will this impact ACC (Dual Credit) courses?

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    The college course grading, including whether the course will be available for Pass/No Pass, is decided on a case-by-case basis by the college or university. Teachers are allowed to award letter grades for college courses taught in the high school where the college or university partners have retained letter grades in their courses, while the student receives a Pass/Incomplete on their high school transcript. Click here for additional details for ACC classes.

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  • How does this impact grades from a course taken through an online/virtual school?

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    If a student takes a course from an online/virtual school (e.g. BYU Independent Study) and is awarded a letter grade for a course that ended after March 13, the district must record this as a “Pass” on the transcript.

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  • How does Pass/Incomplete affect NCAA eligibility?

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    Given the unprecedented events during Spring/Summer 2020 due to COVID-19, the NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the NCAA membership to identify adjustments to the initial-eligibility certification process.

    Click here to learn more about these important adjustments.

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