Recovery policy

 

As it is stated on your class syllabus

 

Recovery: 

1.    Opportunities designed to allow students to recover from a low or failing cumulative grade will be allowed when all work required to date has been completed and the student has demonstrated a legitimate effort to meet all course requirements including attendance.  Students should contact the teacher concerning recovery opportunities.  Teachers are expected to establish a reasonable time period for recovery work to be completed during the semester.  All recovery work must be directly related to course objectives and must be completed ten school days prior to the end of the semester.

2.    Teachers will determine when and how students with extenuating circumstances may improve their grades.

 

 

The following information is provided by Fulton County

Recovery

1. The intent of the Fulton County Recovery Policy is to assist students by providing adequate opportunities to master course objectives in order to eliminate preventable failures. Opportunities designed to allow students to recover from a low or failing cumulative grade will be allowed when all work required to date has been completed and the student has demonstrated a legitimate effort to meet all course requirements including attendance.

2. Recovery is for a cumulative grade, not for one test, project, etc. Recovery is for students whose performance indicates a significant decline in achievement or a failing cumulative grade.

3. Recovery work must be directly related to the course objectives.

Students are responsible for contacting the teacher concerning recovery opportunities.

4. Teachers are expected to establish a reasonable time period for recovery work to be completed during the semester.

5. The recovery assignment is at the teacher's discretion, teachers will determine when and how students with extenuating circumstances may improve their grades. It can be retaking a test, taking a new test, a project, etc. The recovery work must be directly related to the course objective as recovery is meant to assist students learn the material they have not mastered during the semester to assure that they understand the concepts.

6. All recovery work must be completed prior to the last ten school days of the

semester.

7. Recovery work will not be granted to change a grade after a semester is over.

8. Opportunities for recovery must be outlined in the teacher’s course syllabus.

Make Up Work:

1. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and students are encouraged to request make-up work for any excused or unexcused absence. Make-up work may be requested before, during, or after the student's absence, subject to the following:

¨ Students are encouraged to establish systems by which a student who is absent can ask another student in the same class to get assignments and homework for his/her.

¨ Parents may request assignments in person, by phone, or by letter.

Assignments may be picked up one school day after the request is made.

¨ Textbooks and other instruction al material may be sent home for the student's

use during the period of absence and must be returned promptly when the

student returns to school.

2. Upon returning to school following an absence, it is the student's responsibility to contact the teacher(s) to request make-up work. The contact should be made on the day the student returns to school, unless the teacher allows a longer time.

3. Make up work should be completed within the following time frame:

¨ 1 to 3 days absent – due within three days upon returning to school

¨ 4 to 5+ days absent – student is given one day per absence to make up work (for example, a student is absent four days, all work is to be turned in by the fourth day following his/her return.)

4. Teachers should clearly communicate their policy to students via their syllabus and any other means.

5. Work missed during the last week of the semester must be made up by the tenth school day of the next semester.

6. Make-up work submitted late will not be counted.

7. Students will receive the actual grade earned on make-up work if the absence is excused and if the work has been completed satisfactorily within the time specified by the teacher.

8. When an absence is unexcused, the grade that the student earns on the make-up work submitted on time may be reduced by ten points. Make-up work submitted late will receive a zero.

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