Parents / Guardians:
1st will mark the mid-term for the 4th quarter. BUGC
eliminated mailing mid-terms last year. The expectation is for teachers
to communicate with parents regarding educational concerns and if a student is
earning a grade of "D" or "F".
a reminder, the BUGC Academic Expectations are included below.
Academic Expectations and Intervention Program
program establishes a minimum academic expectation for success, prescribed
automatic intervention programs when the minimum expectation is not met, and
provides an option with interventions throughout the summer if needed.
a passing grade in Mathematics, English / Language Arts (ELA) and pass two of
the four remaining courses (seven classes) or:
a passing grade in Mathematics, English / Language Arts (ELA) and pass
two of five remaining courses (Zero Hour Students) or;
a passing grade in Mathematics, English / Language Arts (ELA) and pass one of
the three remaining courses (6 classes plus study hall).
eighth grades students must also pass the Constitution test.
not meeting the minimum expectations will be referred to the BUGC intervention
program as described below.
who fail Mathematics, ELA (English / Language Arts) or both:
will be required to attend after
school Math / ELA RtI or homework help three days a week. (Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday from 2:55 to 3:50. Busing is provided.)
will be required to sign an academic
contract after meeting with the teacher, student, parent, and Principal (or
Associate) which describes at least three different ways the student can
demonstrate successful growth in the subject during second semester.
These ways may include a passing letter grade, adequate growth on MAP,
passing quarter or semester finals, or alternative assessments, such as a
project, presentation, etc.
Failing the semester will be based upon the
average of the two quarters letter grades (not percent). Two F’s will be
considered failing, one F and one D will be considered failing.
Students who have failing grades for the
semester and do not meet any of the other criteria for success in their
academic contract, will be required to attend a six week summer school
session (sixty hours for each subject) before they are deemed as successfully
completing their grade level. Promotion will be afforded only to 8th
grade students who have successfully completed 8th grade at the end of the
Students who pass the first semester, and
receive F’s at the end of the third quarter, will follow this same procedure at
that point, with an academic contract, after-school, etc.
Students who pass the first three quarters
but fail to pass the SEMESTER (can fail the fourth quarter and still pass if
they have a C or better in the third quarter) will be deemed as not
successfully completing the grade, will not attend promotion and will need
to attend summer school.
summary, academic and behavior expectations are separate entities.
Students with behavioral issues receive disciplinary consequences.
Students who have academic issues receive academic interventions. The NEW
BUGC Academic Expectations and Intervention Program are designed to help
students achieve goals, prepare for their future and be successful.
you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Magruder at (815) 929-5292 or me at