Citizenship and Effort Grading

The Target is Excellent Citizenship: 


Students are expected to be positive leaders who consistently display T.I.G.E.R. traits in class and in the hallway. Students are expected to:


*Demonstrate high levels of self-discipline by not intentionally disrupting the teaching/learning process in the classroom with subversive noises, stomping, tapping, calling out, being out of seat unnecessarily, and/or asking off-topic questions during discussions of instruction

*Maintain a positive relationship with peers by keeping hands, feet, objects to oneself and refraining from negative verbal interactions

*Start the task at hand quickly and remain on task without monitoring

*Follow classroom routines correctly and consistently

*Refrain from arguing when giving a warning/redirection 

*Come to class with a charged iPad (35+%)

Citizenship grade is worth 10 points per week, entered into PowerSchool on Monday. One or more points are subtracted daily when students struggle to meet expectations after one warning. A comment regarding subtractions will be recorded in PowerSchool. In general, grades mean this:

A=ALWAYS meets expectations

B=USUALLY meets expectations

C=INCONSISTENTLY meets expectations

D=RARELY meets expectations

F=NEVER meets expectations


The Target is Excellent Effort


The following assignments will be used to determine a student’s effort grade:

*Weekly NRI practice assignment (entered in PowerSchool weekly)

*Weekly iReady My Path assignment (entered in PowerSchool weekly)

*Active participation in class discussions (adjustment to final effort grade at the end of the trimester)

*Completing all classwork with an attention to detail by following all directions of each given assignment (adjustment to final effort grade based on score earned for each assignment)