A Outstanding performance 100 – 90
B Above average performance 89 – 80
C Average performance 79 – 70
D Below average performance 69 – 60
F Failing 59 and below
WD (Withdrawn) without penalty if you have completed less than 20% of the course. This will not affect GPA.
WP or WF (Withdrawn Passing or Withdrawn Failing) if you have completed more than 20% but less than 50% of the course. This will affect GPA.
CF (Complete Fail) if you have completed more than 50% of the course. This will affect GPA.
Note: Student must withdraw during the 28-day grade period to receive no penalty and it will not be included on their transcript. Students who complete at least 50% of the course and are withdrawn will receive a Complete Failing (CF) on their transcript regardless of their coursework grade.
W/F & W/P Student withdrew after the grace period. This will reflect on their transcript.
Monthly Calls (Contacts)
Students are required to make contact with each course instructor monthly. This is an excellent opportunity to touch base and review pace and progress in the course. This contact can be completed via call, text, or email. A parent or guardian must be present and/or reply to an email/text message in order to complete the monthly call.
DBA’s (Oral Assessments)
DBAs (or Discussion Based Assessments) are oral assessments between the student and instructor. DBA's are required in each course and cannot be skipped or done more than one at a time. They must be completed according to the pace chart. In order to have a great DBA experience, it is important that students are in a room without distractions or other people. The instructor will ask questions pertaining to the previous module. This is an opportunity for students to demonstrate a mastery of the module topics/concepts.
*Guardians are not required to be present during a DBA, but may complete the monthly contact after completion of the DBA testing.
Academic Progress And Integrity
SCVS sets high expectations for the success of its students. We are committed to meeting the needs of all students and will work tirelessly to facilitate student success and to maintain instructional momentum.
Please view the Academic Progress and Integrity document (pdf) for full details
Final Exam Policy:
The purpose of the final exam is to assist in validating that students have demonstrated mastery of key course concepts and standards. The final exam, unto itself, is not the sole determiner of student achievement; however, students are required to take and successfully pass a final exam in all Seminole County Virtual School courses. In order to maintain the integrity of all Seminole County Virtual School grades, instructors may choose to facilitate random oral assessments and/or face to face exams.
Each virtual class has a schedule for the completion of assignments. Students are expected to complete and submit assignments according to the designated pace chart. SCVS teachers monitor student progress in virtual classes. Student attendance is measured by the submission of assignments.
A student is considered 'in attendance' if they submit assignments according to the pace chart.
A student is considered 'not in attendance' if they do not submit assignments according to the pace chart.
If a student falls two or more weeks behind pace, teachers notify SCVS admin/staff according to a reporting schedule. Students who are two or more weeks behind pace in two or more classes are considered 'truant'.
Truant in One Course:
Step 1: Truancy warning- Teacher will notify family when a student is off pace.
Step 2: Two weeks behind pace- Teacher will notify school staff. School staff will send a notification email to the student and parent.
Step 3: Persistent Truancy- Teacher will place student on Success Contract. If the student violates the terms of the contract, the student will be issued an 'F' and will be withdrawn from the course.
Truant in Two or More Courses:
1. The teacher will notify school staff and a notification email is sent to the student and parent.
2. The Academic Interventionist (AI) will send the list of students to the Principal, Assistant Principal, and Guidance Counselor.
1st Occurrence- The Guidance Counselor will send an email to the student and parent.
2nd Occurrence- A truancy meeting will be held with the school staff, the parent and the student. During the meeting, the school admin. will determine the appropriate interventions. Interventions may include required face-to-face meetings at the school location.
3rd Occurrence- The students will be placed on a Student Success Contract in all courses. A truancy meeting will be held with the school staff, the parent and the student. Student may be required to return to zoned school as determine by the Principal. Student is ineligible to return to SCVS for the 2nd semester or next year depending on the date.
4th Occurrence- A truancy meeting will be held with the school staff, the parent and the student. Student may be required to return to zoned school by the Principal.