ACADEMIC POLICIES

Junior High School
Department

Academic Policies


ACADEMIC POLICIES

NDU Junior High School Academic Policies


A.      DISCIPLINE
It refers to the right of the school to impose the standards of scholastic achievement and to demand students’ compliance to the prescribed standards set by the school. It is the school’s basic function to train the students in the process whereby truth is to be spread and knowledge to be transmitted to the students so that they become contributors to the society.

B.      ROLE OF SUBJECT TEACHERS
The subject teacher plays a major role in maintaining academic discipline. He/She has the responsibility of setting standards of performance for classroom achievement which would be the bases of students’ evaluation.

C.      STUDENTS’ OBLIGATIONS

  1. Students should give due respect to the teachers who are in loco parentis and by virtue of their educational expertise.

  2. Students are required to meet, at least, the minimum prescribed performance standards of quality in all types of assessment. The required academic performance is measured by class recitations and reports; term papers, reflection papers, seat work, homework, projects, quizzes, and examinations.

  3. Students are required to bring the prescribed textbooks, handouts, and other materials needed for particular lessons or other academic activities. Borrowing or lending of materials such as books, calculators, protractors, etc. during class hours is not allowed to avoid disturbing other students and classes

D.      SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

These refer to assignments, homework, exercises, seatwork, quizzes, unit tests and projects. These requirements may fall under Formative or Summative Assessments.

  1. Formative Assessments, which include assignments, homework, exercises, seatwork and quizzes, are recorded for monitoring purposes but not necessarily graded.

  2. Summative Assessments, examples of which are long quizzes, unit tests, periodical examinations and projects, are recorded and graded.
E.      GUIDELINES ON THE CONDUCT OF SUMMATIVE EXAMINATION

  1. Summative Examinations are given three times per grading period.

  2. Exam permits for these examinations are given to students who have fulfilled all obligation of the marking period.

  3. Students who fail to take the examination on its scheduled date may take the test on a later date as scheduled by the teacher and/or the office.

  4. If a student cannot take the test for a valid reason, his/her parents should notify the office in writing stating the reasons and/or doctor’s findings in case of illness.
  5. A student who applies for special examination shall pay the corresponding fee per subject at the Business Office, and present the receipt to his/her adviser upon taking the special examination.
  6. The highest grade a student gets on his/her special examination is only 95%.
  7. The allowable grace period given for special examination is two weeks only in case of illness or death in the family; beyond this period, the student would get an equivalent grade of 50% only.
  8. The procedures below should be observed during examinations:
    1. Students should come in complete uniform with ID, examination permit, and proper haircut for males.
    2. Before the examination starts, all things not needed for the exam should be placed in front of the classroom specifically near the teacher’s table.
    3. No student is allowed to borrow, lend or ask anything from a seatmate. All questions/clarifications should be addressed to the proctor by raising his/her hand for recognition.
    4. The following are not allowed during examination. Offenders will be subjected to disciplinary actions. (“See Offenses Subject to Disciplinary Action, page 49).
      • Using loose notes, whether used, or not which are found in the student’s pocket or in his immediate vicinity during the test
      • Giving signs
      • Talking unnecessarily, whispering
      • Exchanging answer sheets
      • Displaying answer sheets
      • Glancing at a classmate’s paper
      • Writing notes on palms, legs, or shoes; and in other ways to give or obtain answers
      • Cheating

  9. Students are requested to review their corrected test papers in the classroom before the teacher enters the students’ respective scores in the class record.
F.      SCHOLASTIC DELIQUENCY

It refers to the failure of students to comply with the performance standards in academic requirements of the school. The delinquency may be in the form of:

  1. Failure to submit projects, experiments, themes or report which are categorized as product or performance either on the prescribed date or grace period.

  2. Requirements in many forms stipulated above which do not meet the quality standard prescribed by the teacher may be returned for refinement. However, the scoring will be based on the prescribed rubrics specified by the teacher.

  3. In case of failing grades or grades that need improvement, the subject teacher shall call the parents to a conference to discuss the matter.
G.      PROMOTION AND RETENTION

  1. Promotion and retention of students shall be by subject based on DepEd Order No 74, s, 2012.

  2. Student whose proficiency level is Beginning (B- with average 74 and below) at the end of the quarter or grading period shall be required to undergo remediation after class hours.

  3. A student who at the end of the school year is still at the Beginning level, shall be required to take summer classes (Guidelines 1-3 are based on DepEd Order No. 73, s 2012). However, failures must not be more than four subjects.

  4. Students who are required to take a summer course must submit summer rating together with the report card upon enrolment. The required rating per summer course is 75%, otherwise, students shall be subject to Academic Probation for one school year by the Principal.

  5. A student who fails in four or more subjects must repeat the same year level if he/she wants to be re-admitted to or to graduate from Notre Dame University Junior High School.

  6. A student who obtained a failing grade in the over-all conduct grade at the end of the school year may not be re-admitted.

  7. Any student who is placed on Academic Probation for one school year is considered bonafide student after obtaining satisfactory performance in academics. Otherwise, he/she will be advised to transfer to another school.

  8. A student who fails the same year level twice will be required to transfer to another school.