Students are evaluated in many ways, depending on the individual department’s goals and methods. Homework, classroom performance, tests, and quizzes
as well as special projects, papers, and lab reports are some methods of assessment. In each course, faculty will review evaluation methods and grading policies. Teachers will also provide the student with their homework and late work policies.
Grades And Comments
Students receive grades four times a year. Comments are written at the end of the first quarter, the end
of the first semester, the end of the third quarter, and the end of the second semester. In June, the academic year grade is calculated for each course. GPA is calculated and is reflected on the student’s transcript.
Long Trail uses Educate by TADS to post grade reports. Parents receive an email from the Dean of Academics with the link and log-in information for each parent in August. In Educate, you can view your child’s class schedule, grades and keep track of his/her lunch/School Store account.
Honors are awarded for students at the end of the first and second semesters and for year-long performance. The honors bestowed on scholars include:
- High Honors: upper school students with grades of 93 or above in all courses (91 for IB courses)
- Honors: all students with grades of 90 or above in all courses (88 for IB courses)