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Grading Procedures

During the school year, students will receive two report cards, one at the end of each semester. In addition, 3 interim reports will be issued each semester: one after 4 1/2 weeks, one after 9 weeks, and one after 13 1/2 weeks. The semester report card will be a cumulative grade of the entire semester’s work based on points earned divided by points possible. Interim grades are cumulative as well. When calculating percentages to determine a letter grade, .50 and above will always be rounded off to the next highest number. 

Parish Grading Scale

Regular                                          AP/Honors

100% - 93% = A                         100% - 89.5% = A

92% - 85% = B                            89.4% - 79.5% = B 

84% - 75% = C                            79.4% - 69.5% = C 

74% - 67% = D                            69.4% - 59.5 % = D 

Below 67%= F                             Below 59.5 = F 

 

Interim Report Cards

 

Interim reports will be issued six times a school year.  Check your students school calendar HERE

 

Report Cards

Report cards will be issued at the end of each semester.  Check your students school calendar HERE

Ethics

Cheating at DSHS is considered an ethical violation. Examples of cheating which constitutes an ethics violation is: copying another’s work, allowing work to be copied, plagiarism, giving answers to others in any form/unauthorized help on a test or assignment, having another person do my work, doing another’s work, using cheat sheets or other techniques, and failure to follow behavioral directions given before a test or assignment.

 

The consequences of cheating are:

1. Conference with the teacher.

2. Guardian will be contacted by the teacher.

3. The student will receive a zero on the assignment.

4. Conference with Mrs. Grant.

5. Complete an Ethics Violation assignment and return it to Mrs. Grant by the assigned date. Notice that signatures are required!

6. On the second offense, the student will receive a Behavior Clinic.

 

On every offense thereafter, the student will receive a suspension. The administration has the right to make a decision on removal from an office or position of responsibility, ineligibility to hold any office or position of responsibility, loss of eligibility for scholarship consideration or for special awards or recognition. Stealing a teacher’s exam, key, or other instructional assignment for any means such as to distribute material will be an automatic suspension from school. 

Curriculum  

In order for Denham Springs Freshman High School to provide you with the best possible education, you must take the responsibility of choosing courses that will help you achieve your goals. In accordance with state requirements, each student must complete and have on file a “Five Year Plan” that is reviewed annually. 

 

In choosing your courses, keep in mind that you need to be striving for the following:   

1. Courses that will help prepare you for a particular career;  

2. Courses that will prepare you for college or other advanced training; 

3. Courses that are required for TOPS, if applicable;   

4. Courses that will allow you to develop or expand areas that are of particular interest to you. 

 

It is important that you make selections that meet state requirements for graduation and TOPS, and that are helpful in meeting your individual needs. You are not allowed to change teachers or courses once schedules are issued, so you should give serious consideration to your selections. 

 

Fee and Supplies

Fees:

  • $30.00 – Activity Fee (Student Planner, ID, ID clip, English novel fee, postage, scantrons, medical & sanitary supplies, etc.)

  • $25.00 – PE Fee (PE uniform, lock, locker, & PE fee)

  • Individual Class Fees (if required)

  

Supplies:

  • 3-Ring Binder

  • Loose Leaf Paper

  • Colored Pencils

  • Ruler

  • Pens/Pencils

  • Scientific Calculator with an ab/c key

  • 2 Dry Erase Markers

  • Dividers

2018 by Denham Springs Freshman High School 

Livingston Parish Public Schools adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.  The Title IX Coordinator is Rick Wentzel, Assistant Superintendent, P.O. Box 1130, Livingston, La; phone (225)686-7044; email Rick.Wentzel@LPSB.org  In addition to the above, it is the policy of LPPS that no person in the school district shall, on the basis of age, race, color, creed, disability, religion, national origin, veteran status in its educational programs and activities, sex, or similar personal distinction be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in regard to employment, retention, promotion, transfer, or dismissal in any educational program or activity under the jurisdiction of the LPPS.  Any individual having a question about this policy or concern that the policy is not being followed should immediately contact the Superintendent at 13909 Florida Blvd., Livingston LA  70754, or by calling (225)686-7044.

 

 

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