QUESTION: What is the exam and grading policy for the second semester?
ANSWER: Exams will not take place in the traditional way. There will not be an exam schedule from June 17-25. Classes will continue on these days. Rather, teachers will provide a project, paper, or assessment of some sort that will count as the exam grade. This allows students the opportunity to boost their overall grade for the year (the exam grade counts as 20% of the semester average).
LSA will assign the numerical grades earned in a quarter and on any assessments as it has done in the past. We will not be adopting the policies that the NYC public school system is taking on. We will attach a notice to all transcripts moving forward that indicates that a portion of the 3rd quarter and all of the 4th quarter of the Spring 2020 semester was completed remotely.