School District 62 (Sooke)

3067 Jacklin Road  Victoria, British Columbia Canada V9B 3Y7
Phone: (250) 478-5501  Fax: (250) 478-2879  Attendance: (250) 391-4717  email: belmont@sd62.bc.ca 

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ASSESSMENT AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Reports are issued at the midpoint and conclusion of each semester. Parent-teacher interviews are arranged following each mid-semester report period. There is a formal examination schedule at the end of each semester. Students are excused from classes during these times but must attend to write examinations.

Frequent or lengthy absence from class, for whatever reason, almost inevitably leads to reduced achievement and even failure. Consideration will be given to students legitimately absent because of illness or accident, but even in these circumstances loss of credit may result if the absence is excessive.

MARK SYMBOLS

Level of Achievement

Range of Scores
A ..... (Excellent) 86 - 100
B ..... (Very Good) 73 - 85
C+ ... (Good) 67 - 72
C ..... (Satisfactory) 60 - 66
C- .... (Meets min req) 50 - 59
F ..... (Failed) below 50
W .... (Withdrew)
I ...... (Incomplete)

WORK HABITS / EFFORT GUIDELINES

EXCELLENT (E)

  • Responsibility: demonstrates an industrious work ethic, ready to work and learn.

  • Cooperation: a class leader exemplified by a high degree of positive and meaningful participation initiated by the student.

  • Independence: a keen and enthusiastic learner actively seeking out personal growth and learning opportunities.

GOOD (G)

  • Responsibility: all assignments turned in, ready to work and learn.

  • Cooperation: works well with other students and teachers, participates in class in a meaningful way.

  • Independence: a self-directed learner takes appropriate initiative and responsibility for learning.

SATISFACTORY (S)

  • Responsibility: most assignments turned in, usually ready to work and learn.

  • Cooperation: usually works well with other students and teacher(s).

  • Independence: often requires direction.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT (N)

  • Responsibility: most assignments missing, frequently not ready to work and learn.

  • Cooperation: does not work well with other students or teacher(s).

  • Independence: needs one-on-one attention most of the time.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

2004 Grad Program Overview 

1. Required 48 credits:
    Language Arts 10, 11, 12 
    Social Studies 10
    Social Studies 11 or 12
    Science 10
    Science 11 or 12
    Mathematics 10
    Mathematics 11 or 12
    Physical Education 10
    FNA or ASK 10, 11 or 12
    Planning 10

12 credits
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
2. Grad Transitions  Req  4 credits
3. Electives (Gr. 10, 11, 12) 28 credits

TOTAL 

80 credits

A minimum of 16 credits must be at the Grade 12 level. This includes 4 credits for a Language Arts 12 course, but does not include the 4 credits for Graduation Portfolio Assessment.

Graduation Transitions Requirement - replaces the original 2004 Graduation Portfolio Assessment as a mandatory requirement for graduation. For more information on what this means for students, parents and teachers please visit http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/portfolio/ 


BELMONT GRADUATION CEREMONIES AND ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to participate in the annual Recognition Ceremony in June students must be in a position by May 15 to meet the minimum graduation requirements prescribed by the Ministry of Education. In cases where it is not mathematically possible to meet minimum requirements, students will not be allowed to participate.

Students who have not settled outstanding fees accounts and returned all school property by June 1 may not be permitted to take part in the Recognition Ceremony.

A graduation fee is charged to all participants to cover the cost of the ceremony.

Students must maintain a good attendance record to be eligible to participate in the Prom. Students should be aware that a choice to skip a class could well be a choice be disappointed in June.


AWARDS

High goals and standards are held for Belmont student. Special effort is taken to recognize those who excel in academics, athletics, individual subjects, and/or citizenship and service through numerous awards and public recognition. Student recognition takes place in June. 

For detailed information on grad program scholarships and awards click here. For help with scholarships and awards and a list of Belmont awards visit our counselling department or click here for their website.


PASSPORT TO EDUCATION

Purpose of the Passport to Education Program

The Passport to Education Program recognizes and rewards student achievement in Grades 10 to 12 in a broad range of academic and non-academic areas according to guidelines set out by the Ministry of Education. The intent of the program is to motivate all students to study consistently during the years leading to graduation, and to encourage secondary school students to pursue further education through post-secondary institutions and job-training programs. Passport awards are used to assist students with tuition toward their post-secondary education or job training programs.

For more detailed information click here.

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Updated Nov. 2010