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In keeping with DoDEA's mission to educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world  the DoDEA Curriculum Content Standards and the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) provide the framework for academic excellence.  

Lejeune High School offers a comprehensive academic program that prepares students for post-secondary study or entry into the job market or both.  The ultimate aim of the educational program is productive citizenship.  

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Instructional Program

Extended Learning Period (EL)

All students are enrolled in an Extended Learning (EL) program from 7:40-8:05. This period is academic contact time that provides time within the school day to provide additional academic assistance and support services to students.  Examples of assistance and services include, but are not limited to, re-teaching, make-up work, completing work not finished during class, retesting, conducting group counseling sessions and/or guidance activities, providing time for research activities and computer work, and conducting assemblies.  Unless in support of school goals, the EL period is not used for club meetings or activities considered extra-duty/extracurricular.  An important aspect of the EL period is the freedom of the student to work with teachers.  Students are expected to use their time wisely. Students who have a pass are allowed to sign out of their assigned class to report to the requesting teacher. Passes to the information center are distributed by the information center specialist.  Students may not leave the assigned EL class to get a pass. Students remaining in the assigned EL class should be engaged in study/learning activity.

Schedule Changes

Students should select courses with the understanding that changes will be permitted only for the following reasons:

  1. Resolving a scheduling conflict (if alternative course selections are unavailable)
  2. Schedule a course that is required for graduation
  3. Replace a course required for graduation that was completed during summer school
  4. Replace a course with pre-requisites not satisfactorily completed by the student
  5. Replace a course when the subject teacher recommends in writing that the student has been inappropriately placed.

 Course changes may not be made after the 10th day of the semester.

Grading Scale, Grade Point Average (GPA), and Weighted Grade Points

Marks are awarded in accordance with the following scale:

  • 90-100: A
  • 80-89:  B
  • 70-79:  C
  • 60-69:  D
  • 59 and below:  F

GPA is determined by dividing the total grade points earned by the number of courses attempted.  Cumulative GPA is calculated at the end of each semester.

Grade points are assigned to all marks according to the following weighted 4.00 grade point scale:

GradeStandard/HonorsAP
A45
B34
C23
D12
F00
WF00

Class Rank

Students in AP courses must take the AP exams to qualify for the weighted grade. Cumulative weighted grade point average is used to determine class rank with the rank of 1 being assigned to the highest average in each grade. Unless a course is repeated, failing grades are included in the computation of cumulative grade point average. When a course is repeated, only the last mark is included in the computation. Repeated courses are identified by # on the transcript. All members of the class are included except foreign exchange students. Final rank is computed at the end of eight semesters.

Grades of Incomplete

In some cases a teacher may consider that a student's interest will be best served by awarding a temporary grade for "incomplete". In such cases, the student must submit all outstanding assignments no later than 10 school days after the end of the grading period (except the final grading of the school year). Unless approved by the principal in advance, assignments not submitted within ten school days will automatically receive a grade of "F" and will be averaged as such with other grades earned during the grading period.

Report Cards and Progress Reports

Report cards are issued each nine weeks. Letter grades are entered on report cards and transcripts. The lowest numerical grade that will be awarded at the midpoint of each semester is "50". Final grades and credits are issued at the end of each semester and used to calculate cumulative GPA.

At the midpoint of each grading period, progress reports are emailed to parents. Students also receive a paper progress report with grades from all teachers (usually during EL). The progress report indicates the student's achievement to date.

Requirements for Promotion

  • 9th to 10th = successful completion of Grade 9 and earned at least 6 units of credit
  • 10th to 11th = successful completion of Grade 10 and earned at least 12 units of credit
  • 11th-12th = successful completion of Grade 11 and earned at least 19 units of credit

The student must be able to meet all graduation requirements with normal scheduling in order to be classified as a senior.

Planner and Notebook Required

Students are required to have at least one three-ring binder. The school provides every student a planner to organize assignments. Students are expected to have the planner and a binder for use in every class and students can expect that they may be checked and graded periodically. Additional planners are available in the school office for purchase, should a student lose theirs, for a cost of $5.