School of Expressive Arts and Learning“Putting Children First”
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 LoadThe 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 RecordsAllpermanentrecords(i.e.gradesandtranscripts) aremaintainedatthestudent’shomeschooldistrict.UnofficialrecordsareavailablethroughS.E.A.L.staff.However,officialcopiesmustberequestedthrough the home school.
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 - passedIncompleteGrades—Incompletegrades(I)mustbecompletedwithin thefirstfiveweeksofthenextsemesterduringtheregularschoolyear andbythefirstdayofclassesinthefallfortheESY(summerschool) classes.Failuretocompleteallworkandcleartheincompletegrades will result in an “F” being recorded as a final grade in the course.Progress and Grade ReportsTheschoolyearisdividedintotwosemestersofapproximately19 weekseach.Eachsemesterconsistsoftwoquarterswithprogress reportsbeingissuedmid-wayintothequarter.Themid-quarter progressreportandthequarterreportcardsareunofficial.These gradesarenotpermanentlyrecordedinthestudent'spermanentrecords.Thefinalgradesattheendofeachsemesterarepermanent gradesandgetreportedtothestudent’shomedistricts.Allgrade reports are mailed directly to the student’s residence.
For a copy of an updated 2016-2017 *Curriculum Handbook, contact your school coordinator at…LOMBARDChris Robertsoncrobertson@seal-il.comROMEOVILLEKyle Fischerkfischer@seal-il.comWOODSTOCKCara Domagalacdomagala@seal-il.com
Testing ThePrairieState AchievementExamination(PSAE)isastate-mandatedgraduationrequirementforalljuniors.Studentswhoareintheirthirdyearofhighschool,but arenotacademicallyeligibletotakethistest,willberequiredtotakeitduringtheirfourthyearofhighschool.Thesetestsareusedbythestateasameasureofstudent learningduringthehighschoolyears.TheyareadministeredduringthespringsemesterondatesdeterminedbytheStateofIllinois.ThetestsincludetheACTatnoexpense 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.