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The Middle School Guidance center’s purpose is helping students with their academic achievement throughout the three year process. We strive to offer guidance programs for helping students plan and prepare for postsecondary schooling and helping students with personal growth and development, in addition to offering guidance programs for helping students plan and prepare for their work roles after high school.


Grades

Semester Grades

Courses are broken down into parts called semesters.  Semester grades determine whether the course is passed and credit is earned.  Each semester grade is made up of three grades: two quarter grades and the exam grade.

2 out of 3 is a Must!

To receive a passing grade for the semester, the student must earn a passing grade in :
One quarter grading period and the semester examination or both Quarter Grading Periods.

All Grades Aren’t Equal!

Each quarter grade equals 37.5 percent of the final semester grade.  The final exam grade equals 25 percent.

Follow the chart to calculate your semester grade:

Letter Points Semester Examination
A< 12.0 8.0
B+ 9.3 6.2
B 9 6
C+ 6.3 4.2
C 6 4
D+ 3.3 2.2
D 3 2
F 0 0
I 0 0

The semester grade is assigned as follows – Remember: Passing 2 out of 3 is a Must!

Total Point Value Semester Grade
28.00 or above points A
24.50 through 27.99   B+
20.00 through 24.49 B
16.50 through 19.99   C+
12.00 through 16.49 C
8.50 through 11.99   D+
5.00 through 8.49 D
Below 5.00 points

Graduation Requirements

What you need to Graduate

  • English 4.0
  • Mathematics 3.0 (Including Algebra 1)
  • Science 3.0 (Including 2 labs)
  • Social Studies 3.0
  • (World History, American History, American Govt/Economics)
  • Health .5
  • Personal Fitness .5
  • Physical Education .5
  • Performing Arts .5 *
  • Practical/Vocational .5 *
  • *or one credit of either
  • Electives 8.5

Total Credits Required 24

Other Graduation Requirements
  • 40 Hours of Community Service
  • Pass Math and Reading Portions of the FCAT
  • 2.0 Unweighted GPA
  • Pass an Approved Computer Class (6-12th grade)

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Class of 2001 and Beyond
  • English 4.0
  • Mathematics 4.0 (Including Algebra 1)
  • Science 3.0 (Including 2 labs)
  • Social Studies 3.0
  • (World History, American History, American Govt/Economics)
  • HOPE (Health/Personal Fitness) 1.0
  • Fine Arts 1.0
  • Special Interest Electives 8.0

Total Credits Required: 24

Other Graduation Requirements
  • 40 Hours of Community Service
  • Pass Math, Reading Portions of the FCAT
  • 2.0 Unweighted GPA
  • Pass an Approved Computer Class (6-12 th grade)

Tutoring Help

Homework Hotline

Monday – Thursday
4-8pm
754-322-1970

E-Tutor Free Live Homework Help
ABOUT E-TUTOR-LIVE HOMEWORK HELP

Students from 4th through 12th grades now may receive free homework assistance from expert tutors in Math, Science, Social Studies and English during live, individualized tutoring sessions.

Students and tutors can review specific homework questions for up to 20-minutes using features such as controlled chat, interactive white board and shared Web browsing in the Online Classroom. Tutors are certified teachers, college professors, and graduate students from across the country. Tutoring is also offered in Spanish.

E-TUTOR AVAILABILITY

E-Tutor- Live Homework Help is available from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

E-TUTOR ACCESS

To access E-Tutor you must have a computer with Internet connection, a browser such as Netscape and/or MS Explorer. You will also need a Broward County Library card. To get a library card or to access E-Tutor, Click Here to visit  the library e-site (http://www.broward.org).  When at the site, follow the on-line instructions.

For more information call the Broward County Library Youth Services Administration at (954) 357-7336.

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