GRADES: All twenty week grades are final and cannot be expunged or removed from the transcript. Only the teacher, with the approval of an administrative director, may change a final grade. Parents or guardians may request, within the first forty-five (45) school days of the semester following the one in which the grade was issued, a grade appeal review of a pupil's final grade based on the reasons listed below:
- Bad faith; and/or
- Incompetency in assigning the grade.
When grades are earned for any course of instruction taught at Granada Hills Charter, the grade earned by each pupil shall be the grade determined by the teacher of the course. In the absence of a reasons listed above, the grade shall be final.
Disagreement with the teacher’s instructional methods, course curriculum or the philosophy of a teacher’s grading criteria is not a basis for changing a grade. Before requesting a Grade Appeal Form from the counselor, the pupil or parent, or both must first meet with the teacher to resolve the issue within the first ten (10) school days of the next semester. If the Grade Appeal cannot be resolved at the teacher level, all Grades Appeal forms must be submitted within the first forty-five (45) school days of the semester following the one in which the grade was issued. Teachers who are no longer employed at GHC or are not available will be represented by the Department Chair.
Comments shall not be deemed grades. Questions regarding comments may be directed to the teacher or department chair and are final. Grade appeals will not be reviewed for grades issued for quizzes, exams, individual assignments, group assignments or report card grades other than the final grade.
Questions about comments, quizzes, exams, individual assignments, group assignments or report card grades other than the final grade must be directed to the teacher or department chair. The teacher’s and department chair’s decision is final.