Academics

Classification of Students

Grading Plan

Graduation Requirements

Counseling

Tutoring


Classification of Students

Classification
Number of Credits Earned
Semesters Attended
FRESHMEN
1-6
1
SOPHOMORE
7-13
2
JUNIOR
14-15
4
SENIOR
>16
6

Students who have attended high school two semesters and have completed at least 7 units of credit will be classified as sophomores. Students who have attended four semesters and have completed 14 units of credit will be classified as juniors. Students who have attended high school for 6 semesters and have completed 16 or more units of credit and are currently taking enough courses to assure graduation, if completed, will be classified as seniors.

NOTE: Beginning with the Freshman class of school year 2005-2006, 25 credits will be required to graduate from Cuba High School.

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Grading Plan

Cuba Independent Schools has implemented the following grading scale effective school year 2005-2006.

% Letter Grade Grade Description Points
101-110 A+ Advanced Placement** 5.0
90-100 A Superior 4.0
80-89 B Above Average 3.0
70-79 C Average 2.0
60-69 D Below Average 1.0
59/Below F Failing 0
  S Satisfactory  
  U Unsatisfactory  
  I Incomplete  
  WP Withdraw Passing  
  WF Withdraw Failing  

**ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDIT ONLY**
A.P. courses will be awarded ten extra points in the grading system. For example: if you earn a 98% in an A.P. class, it will be recorded as 108% on the transcript. With this change we also extend our 1 to 4 grade point average to 1 to 5 grade point average. A 5.0 will be granted for percentage grade between 101 and 110; 4.0 granted for 90% to 100%; and 3.0 granted for an 80% to 89%; 2.0 granted for 70% to 79%; 1.0 60% to 69%; and 0.0 granted for anything below a 60%.

*The use of Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory is permissible only for reporting conduct, special education C and D Level grades, elementary bilingual education grades and elementary music program (if applicable).

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Graduation Requirements

To graduate from Cuba High School, a student must meet the following criteria:

A. CLASS of 2006, 2007, 2008 – 23 CREDITS

4 credits of English English I, II, III, IV
3 credits of Math Algebra I & 2 other Math courses
3 credits of Science 3 Sciences, 1 has to be a lab Science
3 credits of Social Studies US Govt, US History, World History
1 credit Communication Skills
1 credit Physical Education
0.5 credit Computer Literacy
0.5 credit Driver’s Education
7 credits Electives

*All students that are in the Bilingual Program will take 2 classes of Language Arts per year: An English class and a class in the Native Language (LA Navajo or LA Spanish). Class of 2006 and 2007 LA Spanish and LA Navajo will count as a foreign language. Class of 2008 and 2009 will take Spanish I, Spanish II, Navajo for non-Native speakers to count as a foreign language.

Beginning with Freshman 2005-2006, credits required will be 25.

B. CLASS OF 2009 REQUIREMENTS – 25 CREDITS

4 credits of English English I, II, III, IV
3 credits of Math Algebra I & 2 other Math courses
3 credits of Science 3 Sciences, 1 has to be a lab Science
3.5 credits of Social Studies US Govt, US History, World History, and 0.5 NM History
1 credit Communication Skills
1 credit Word Processing
1 credit Physical Education
8.5 credit Electives

*All students that are in the Bilingual Program will take 2 classes of Language Arts per year: An English class and a class in the Native Language (LA Navajo or LA Spanish). LA Navajo and LA SPanish do not fulfill the foreign language requirement. Foreign Language classes are SPanish I, Spanish II, and Navajo for non-Native speakers to count as a foreign language.

B. Pass all components of the New Mexico Competency Exam to be administered during the second semester of the sophomore year and during the junior and senior year.

C. Correspondence Courses: A maximum of two credits earned through correspondence course may be counted when deemed appropriate. These course may be taken only during 12th grade year, and only after all other avenues to gain credit toward graduation have been exhausted. Arrangements for these courses will be made through the Counselor’s office with final approval through the Principal’s office.

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Tutoring

Cuba High School is fortunate to have a tutoring program for students having difficulty in their classes. Students can take advantage of this program and improve their grades if they are willing to attend at least two days a week, after school for two hours each day. They can receive tutoring in math, language arts, science, and social studies.

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Counseling

Currently Enrolled Students:

  1. Students are called into the counseling office, after the end of the third nine weeks, during april and may, to re-evaluate their current status toward graduation. The parent is requested either by phone or through the student to attend these meetings.
  2. The parent, student, counselor, and pricipal sign and date the four-year plan.
  3. If the parent does not attend the meeting, the four-year plan may be sent to the parent with our liaison officer (for Native American students) who explains the plan, and secures the parents signature or the parent will be requested to come in to the school to disuss the plan. For the other students, eforts are made by mail, phone, or the student to have the parents visit the school.
  4. This process is completed by the end of each school year and no later than the beginning of the next school year.
  5. Extended school year students four-year plans are once again evaluated prior to the beginning of school to take into consideration any make-up work which was accomplished during the summer.

Pre-registration of Freshman Students

1. The counselor schedules a school visit to the surrounding feeder schools in April and May of each year.

2. The couselor than assists parents and student in completing the plan.

4. Efforts are made to have each feeder school visit the high school prior to the end of school.

Transfer Students and Late Registration

1. Students who are not serviced during the abouve time and transfer students will complete a four-year plan when they com to register for school of transger in and their official transcripts are received.

Approved by the CISD Board of Education 04/26/2006.

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