Grading Policies

From the San Marin High School Course Catalog:

Grades will be based on the following: careful, impartial and consistent observation and measurement of the quality of the student’s work; the mastery of course content and standards and the degree to which course outcomes are achieved; demonstrated class work and participation, homework, projects, course assignments, tests and other assessments of student performance. Student behavior shall not be factored into a student’s academic performance except as it relates to participation in class or in completing and turning in assigned work.

Grades of A, B, C, D and F are used with the corresponding point values of 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, with the exception of Honors and Advanced Placement classes in the 11th and 12th grades which are assigned an additional Honor point for grades A, B, and C (5, 4, 3). An Incomplete (“I”) is given only when a student’s work is not finished because of illness or some other excused absence. If the work is not made up within six weeks, the incomplete will be replaced with an F (NUSD Board Policy 5121).

For purposes of eligibility for participation in extra and co-curricular activities, an incomplete shall have no effect (NUSD Board Policy 6145). Note: The Marin County Athletic League treats an incomplete as an “F” grade, until the work is made up.

Report Cards and Transcripts

From the San Marin Course Catalog:

Students and parents shall be notified about performance and progress both formally and informally. Formal reports of student progress are communicated in accordance with Board Policy 5124. The grade given to each pupil shall be determined by the teacher and, in the absence of clerical or mechanical mistake, fraud, bad faith including non-compliance with Policy 5124 or incompetence, shall be final.

Grades will be reported twice each semester. Mid-semester progress reports will be available through the Aeries system. See district calendar for exact dates. Semester grades are recorded on student permanent records and transcripts and reflect work completed throughout the entire semester. Grades are available online approximately one week after the end of the grading period. These dates are noted on the school calendar.

Official transcript requests are processed by the school registrar, and can be requested either in person or by using the online form.  For more information, visit the Registrar’s Desk Page by using the button below.

Final Exams

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State Testing (CAASPP)

California’s academic standards are designed so students graduate ready for college and a career. Their progress is measured is through the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessments. Novato Unified School District students in grades 3–8 and high school take these assessments each spring. The Smarter Balanced computer-adaptive tests were created specifically to gauge each student’s performance in English language arts/literacy (ELA), mathematics, and science. Students who have a significant cognitive disability (as designated in their individualized education program) are eligible to take the California Alternate Assessments (CAAs).

At San Marin High School, CAASPP Tests are administered in the spring the tenth grade near the end of the semester for english language arts and mathematics.  Starting 2018, students will also begin taking the CAST (California Science Test).  Testing dates are announced several weeks prior to the test being administered, and occur during the school day with a modified schedule.


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