Expeditionary Learning stresses mastery of the curriculum and skills. Students learn that “good enough” is not good enough. The grading system in 7th and 8th grades includes grades of A, B, or F — no C’s and D’s.
Students must be prepared to stay after school and seek help from their teachers when needed. Parents must provide a quiet atmosphere and appropriate help at home. Teachers stay after school or open the classroom at lunch to help students, and teachers grade “Redos”.
The grading system in 6th grades includes grades of A, B, C, D or F.
The grading system in 7th and 8th grades includes grades of A, B, or F — no C’s and D’s.
* Students also have the opportunity to request extra-credit assignments to bolster their grades and raise them to A or B level.
A Redo is an opportunity to improve a particular assignment that does not receive at least a ‘B-’ but does demonstrate a sincere effort.
The student has (under normal circumstances) a week to “Redo” the assignment. However, once an assignment receives a redo, the student must do very high quality work on the assignment in order to achieve a ‘B’. An ‘A’ is not possible.
A student may receive up to two Redos on any given assignment, but it is important to understand that a redo is an offered opportunity, not an assumed right. Turnaround time for an algebra redo is one day and is only available once per assignment.