National Assessment of Educational Progress
The Honors Academy of Literature 8th grade class has been selected to participate in the NAEP testing for the 2015 testing season. NAEP provides a helpful parents' guide that can be accessed here.
Standards Based Report Cards
At the Academy we use standards based report cards at all grade-levels for core content classes. Scholars in 3rd-8th grade and elective classes will also receive traditional letter grades to meet the state transcript requirements.
ELPA - 1/26 through 2/5
Middle School ELA, Math, Science (8) - May
Elementary School ELA, Math, Science (5) -May
Scholar-led Parent Conferences - Scholar Showcase!
At the Academy, we encourage our scholars to take ownership of their learning. To promote this among our scholars, we hold Scholar-led Parent Conferences at the end of each academic quarter. It is important to note that this is not a traditional Parent/Teacher Conference, where teachers and parents meet to discuss grades together. Instead, this is a time for scholars to present their learning portfolio, a collection of work they are most proud of that has been gathered throughout the quarter. This model not only promotes ownership of their learning, it has real-world application, and is much more aligned with what happens in a cooperate setting than the traditional Parent/Teacher Conference. It is hugely important that all scholars and parents participate in the Scholar-led Parent Conferences, and we will work to have 100% attendance each quarter.
If you are interested in meeting with your scholar’s teachers about progress and grading, please schedule a time to do so at the beginning of the quarter or when progress reports go home between the 4th and 5th week of each quarter. The Scholar-led Parent Conference is not the appropriate venue for such conversations, as it should be scholar focused and all grading is complete.