Marking Periods and Family Conferences
Spring Term 2012-2013
There are two marking periods per term at Marta Valle High School:
An annualized instructional approach (which we use at Marta Valle) is one where a course’s syllabus, scope, sequence, lesson plans, assessments, and grading policy reflect a 36-week learning cycle (typically with the same teacher and students). A school may be instructionally annualized (as Marta Valle is), but choose to document course grades and credit on the transcript more than once a year (which we do). As such, schools that offer annualized learning may choose any term model available in STARS (year-long, semester, trimester or cycle). Adopting an annualized approach does not mean that a school must adopt a year long term model in STARS. We have chosen a semester model in STARS and students’ transcripts reflect that. A school that offers an annualized program and uses a semester, trimester or cycle term model may update grades and credits documented earlier in the year based on a student’s performance later in the school year in accordance with the school’s grading policy. This policy is part of the Marta Valle High School Grading Policy.