We are required by New York State Education Law to provide our students with explicit information concerning the means by which grades will be determined. This is mandated by New York State Education Department regulation 52.2(e)(4) which states: 

Academic policies applicable to each course, including learning objectives and methods of assessing student achievement, shall be made explicit by the instructor at the beginning of each term. 

Please take particular care in calculating grades for graduating seniors since grades appearing on a student's academic record at the time of graduation will not be changed after the date of graduation, unless unusual and extenuating circumstances exist and the VPAA approves the change.