Core/Encore Classes

  • Purpose: All middle school courses are of equal importance in promoting a balanced curriculum for students.


  • • All middle school courses shall carry the same graded weight regardless of the subject or academic level.

    • All middle school courses shall establish procedures for grading and assessing their students. This includes but is not limited to Health and PE, Band, Chorus, Art, Foreign Language, and CTE courses.

    • The grades shall reflect what a student knows and is able to do.

    • All classes shall use a variety of assessments to measure learning.

    • Tests shall include but are not limited to performances, physical activity assessments, content assessments, and performance based projects.