School Grading Practices

Grading Practice Development

The expectation is for teachers working within their school communities to determine how best to achieve consistency within a school either by grade level, department or specialized course. As such, school staffs have come to a common agreement about specific grading practices beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The grading practices were teacher developed, reviewed by the Instructional Leadership Teams and School Planning Councils for each building, and then approved by the Department of School Leadership.

First Colonial High School-wide Grading Policy

First Colonial High has adopted a school-wide policy. View the grading policy.

English

  • Core English
  • Core English
  • Core English
  • Core English
  • Honors English
  • Honors English
  • Honors English
  • Honors English
  • AP English: Language and Composition
  • AP English: Literature and Composition
  • Reading Skills for the College Bound
  • Journalism I
  • Journalism II-III
  • Effective Reading Skills for High School Students
  • Public Speaking I
  • Public Speaking II
  • Public Speaking III
  • Advanced Composition
  • Media Studies
  • Dual Enrollment English

Fine Arts

  • Art Appreciation
  • Art Foundations
  • Ceramics, Sculpture, and Fine Arts
  • Drawing, Painting, and Printing
  • Advanced Art
  • Advanced Placement Art History
  • Advanced Placement Studio Art - 2D Design
  • Advanced Placement Studio Art - 3D Design
  • Advanced Placement Studio Art - Drawing

World Languages

  • American Sign Language I
  • American Sign Language II
  • American Sign Language III
  • French I
  • French II
  • French III
  • French IV
  • French V
  • German I
  • German II
  • German III
  • German IV
  • German V
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III
  • Spanish IV
  • Spanish V
  • Japanese I
  • Japanese II
  • Japanese III
  • Japanese IV
  • Russian I
  • Russian II
  • Russian III
  • Russian IV
  • Latin I
  • Latin II
  • Latin III
  • Latin IV
  • Latin V
  • Advanced Placement French Language and Culture
  • Advanced Placement German Language and Culture
  • Advanced Placement Japanese Language and Culture
  • Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture
  • Advanced Placement Latin
  • Advanced Placement Spanish Literature
  • Mandarin Chinese I *
  • Mandarin Chinese II *
  • Mandarin Chinese III *
  • Mandarin Chinese IV *
  • Arabic I *
  • Arabic II*
  • Arabic III*
  • Arabic IV*

* Mandarin Chinese and Arabic available at Global Studies and World Languages Academy - Tallwood High School only.

Health and Physical Education

  • Health and Physical Education Level I
  • Health and Physical Education Level II
  • Physical Education Level III, IV
  • Online Health and Physical Education Level I
  • Online Health and Physical Education Level II
  • Anatomy and Sports Injury

Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Algebra I, Part 1
  • Algebra I, Part 2
  • Algebra I, Honors
  • Geometry, Honors
  • Geometry Part 1
  • Geometry Part 2
  • Algebra II
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra II/Trigonometry
  • Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis
  • Computer Programming
  • Personal Finance
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Advanced Placement Statistics
  • Advanced Placement Calculus AB
  • Advanced Placement Calculus BC
  • Advanced Placement Computer Science
  • Dual Enrollment Calculus with Analytic Geometry
  • Dual Enrollment Vector Calculus

Music

  • Beginning Band
  • Beginning Orchestra
  • Mixed Chorus
  • Girls Chorus
  • Intermediate Band
  • Intermediate Orchestra
  • Concert Choir
  • Advanced Band
  • Advanced Orchestra
  • Madrigal/Vocal Ensemble
  • Music Theory I
  • Music Theory II
  • Advanced Placement Music Theory
  • Music Appreciation

Science

  • Earth Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Oceanography
  • Astronomy
  • Advanced Placement Environmental Science
  • Advanced Placement Biology
  • Advanced Placement Chemistry
  • Advanced Placement Physics 1
  • Advanced Placement Physics 2
  • Advanced Placement Physics C

Social Studies

  • World Geography
  • World History and Geography, Part I
  • World History and Geography, Part II
  • Virginia and United States History
  • Virginia and United States Government
  • Advanced Placement Human Geography
  • Psychology I
  • Psychology II
  • Sociology I
  • Sociology II
  • Economics
  • Advanced Placement Psychology
  • Advanced Placement Comparative Government
  • Advanced Placement European History
  • Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics
  • Advanced Placement United States History

Technical and Career Education

  • Business and Technology Education
  • Marketing Education
  • Technology Education
  • Trade and Industrial Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Theatre Arts

  • Cinema Studies
  • Introduction to Theatre Arts
  • Performance Theatre
  • Studio Theatre
  • Technical Theatre
  • Theatre Appreciation

Questions or concerns?

Should you have questions regarding grading practices, please contact the school directly.