Student knowledge, skills, and abilities are measured through a variety of methods in classrooms in order to develop an understanding of each student’s unique talents, strengths and opportunities for growth and support. Learn more about formative, summative and standardized assessment in MTSD.
Two grading options have been established for some courses offered to students, including AP/Honors courses and some elective courses.
The grades that students earn in selected courses at the Honors and Advanced Placement level are weighted. Students will receive additional credit toward their grade point average, or GPA, for successful completion of these courses. Both GPAs are included on the student transcript sent to colleges and universities.
Students also have the option to take selected elective courses and request that the grade they receive in those classes be excluded from the computation of their GPA. This option can be used with a maximum of two trimesters of course work during a student’s four years at Homestead with the maximum of one course per trimester.
Additional information related to these grading options can be obtained from the counseling staff or by referring to the Parent/Student Handbook.