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Course Information

General Information

The General Information section of the Curriculum Handbook* provides information about procedures, practices, and policies as they relate to the graduation requirements, school board policy, and high school expectations.  The section is arranged alphabetically by titles related to high school topics.  Always consult with the assigned counselor for assistance or clarification. Course Load The normal full-time load of course work for     students at S.E.A.L. is six courses per semester.  The six courses consist of five academics and Physical Education.

Graduation Requirements 

S.E.A.L. adheres to the graduation requirement of

each student’s home school district.  As such, to

determine requirements for graduation students

must refer to their home school districts information.

Student Records All   permanent   records   (i.e.   grades   and   transcripts) are   maintained   at   the   student’s   home   school   district.     Unofficial    records    are    available    through    S.E.A.L. staff.      However,   official   copies   must   be   requested through the home school.

Grading System

The grading system is as follows:         A - 100% - 90%         B - 89% - 80%         C - 79% - 70%         D - 69% - 60%         F - below 59%         I - incomplete work         P - passed Incomplete   Grades —Incomplete   grades   (I)   must be   completed   within   the   first   five   weeks   of   the   next semester   during   the   regular   school   year   and   by   the first   day   of   classes   in   the   fall   for   the   ESY   (summer school)   classes.      Failure   to   complete   all   work   and clear   the   incomplete   grades   will   result   in   an   “F” being recorded as a final grade in the course. Progress and Grade Reports The   school   year   is   divided   into   two   semesters   of approximately    19    weeks    each.        Each    semester consists    of    two    quarters    with    progress    reports      being   issued   mid-way   into   the   quarter.      The   mid- quarter    progress    report    and    the    quarter    report cards     are     unofficial.         These     grades     are     not permanently   recorded   in   the   student's   permanent     records.        The    final    grades    at    the    end    of    each semester   are   permanent   grades   and   get   reported to   the   student’s   home   districts.      All   grade   reports are mailed directly to the student’s residence.
For a copy of an updated                 2016-2017 *Curriculum Handbook, contact your school coordinator at… LOMBARD Chris Robertson ROMEOVILLE Kyle Fischer WOODSTOCK Cara Domagala
Testing The   Prairie   State Achievement   Examination   (PSAE)    is   a   state-mandated   graduation   requirement   for   all   juniors.      Students   who   are   in   their   third   year   of   high   school,   but are   not   academically   eligible   to   take   this   test,   will   be   required   to   take   it   during   their   fourth   year   of   high   school.   These   tests   are   used   by   the   state   as   a   measure   of   student learning   during   the   high   school   years.   They   are   administered   during   the   spring   semester   on   dates   determined   by   the   State   of   Illinois.      The   tests   include   the   ACT   at   no     expense for the student.  S.E.A.L. is an approved testing site. Therefore, PSAE’s can be taken at S.E.A.L. or at the student’s home school as deemed appropriate.