Academic Matters

Under Academics Matters, we address the following:
General Class Conduct:

As Christians, we are always to strive to obey God and His Word, not only as our service to God, but also to be an example of “salt” and “light” to the world around us, both in and out of school. Therefore, NRCS students and staff must agree to regularly attend the services of a church where the Bible is honored as the Word of God, and the message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ is clearly proclaimed. We, as Christians, must refrain from such activities as the use of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and the use of vulgar and profane language as well as promiscuity, homosexuality, or other deviant sexual behavior.

  • When class starts, students are to be in their seats with all necessary class materials ready as specified by the teacher.

  • Students may not chew gum in school or on the school grounds.

  • Students must have a teacher’s permission (with a pass) to leave the classroom.

  • Students involved in lying, cheating, or stealing may be suspended and placed on probation for repeated offenses.

  • Specific classroom guidelines set by each individual teacher must be observed by the students.

  • Electronics such as cell phones, IPods, IPod Touch, CD players, music CD’s, Game Boy games, or PSP’s etc. are not allowed at school
  • Public desplays of affection (PDA) are not allowed at NRCS

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Grade Scale:

A+ 98 -100 C 80 – 82
A 95 – 97 C- 78 – 79
A- 93 – 94 D+ 75 – 77
B+ 90 – 92 D 73 – 74
B 88 – 89 D- 70 – 72
B- 85 – 87 F Below 69
C+ 83 – 84 I
Incomplete
Honor Roll:
The honor roll for each marking period is determined
according to the following:

High Honors 95 – 100%

Honors 93 – 94%

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Cheating & Plagiarism:

Academic integrity is of the utmost importance in an academic environment; therefore it is essential that each student take responsibility for his/her own work. Cheating and plagiarism are unacceptable practices.

Cheating is the giving, receiving, or using help not authorized by the teacher on any form of assessment. This means that students should not copy from another’s work, provide answers to another, or use any source of information not allowed by the teacher on class work, homework, projects, quizzes, or tests. This also includes copying of another’s answers on a test, the use of crib notes during an exam, the copying of someone’s homework assignment, or the sharing of information to obtain or give an unfair advantage on an exam.

Students are expected to complete their own work: test, quizzes, reports, homework assignments, essays, papers, and in-class assignments. They are to acknowledge contribution of others when they collaborate, or use other sources of information. Particularly, students are expected not to participate in another students academic dishonesty.

Plagiarism is intentionally presenting someone else’s work as one’s own. This would include copying or paraphrasing from a book, journal, or the internet without acknowledging the original writer. Paying another person for their material is still a form of plagiarism. It also involves copying works or ideas from a source that makes up the majority of your work, whether or not you give credit.

Students who are caught cheating or plagiarizing could receive a zero for the assignment or may be asked to re-submit the assignment for partial credit. Other disciplinary measures, such as detention or suspension, could be expected.

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Report Cards & Progress Reports:

Report cards will be sent home at the end of each quarter to the parents. Report cards are to be signed by a parent and returned to the school within a week. Parents are invited to enclose their comments. Conferences with teachers are encouraged.

Progress reports will be sent home the 5th, 15th, 25th and 35th week of the school year. These are for parent’s information only and need not be returned to the school.

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Parent-Teacher Conferences:

A parent-teacher conference will be held after the second marking period. The parents will be notified of the exact date and time that the conferences can be held. Teachers may request a conference at this time. If a parent has any concerns, they are urged to call and schedule a conference for this time.

Parents should not feel limited to this scheduled conference, but are encouraged to request additional conferences as the need arises.

Parents are asked to make appointments with the teachers several
days in advance.

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Promotion:

Students who receive all satisfactory grades in all subjects are promoted to the next grade.

Students who receive unsatisfactory grades, exhibit learning difficulties, or immaturity are evaluated by the teacher and administrator to determine grade placement. The decision of non-promotion will be made after a conference with the parents, teachers and representative from the School Board. Factors other than grades which could influence a decision are ability, age, attitude, emotional development, health, motivation, social maturity and standardized tests.

The general rules of promotion are:

  • A. If a child receives more than two or more D’s as a final average in any of the major subjects, the grade should be repeated.
  • B. If a child receives two or more F’s as a final average grade in any of the major subjects, the grade must be repeated.

Students failing a course needed for graduation may make up the credits by one of these methods:

  • Taking the course through your local school district’s summer
    school program.
  • Taking a correspondence course approved by North Rome
    Christian School (course must be equivalent to the one failed).
  • If schedule and space permits it may be possible to repeat the
    course in the regular classroom.

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