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RMS Mission Statement
Rise to High School and Beyond…
RMS adopts Robert Manzano's 4.0 Grading Scale
Why the 4-Point System?
The answer is simple, it helps the students who try! But you still have to “earn” a good grade. The old percentage based grading model gives a 10% window for each grade A-D. But then gives a 60% window to an F. This means that with the old percentage based model a missed assignment (0% F) can lower a child’s grade 6 times faster than an A (100%) can elevate it. The 4-point scale gives all grades the same 1-point window so that no letter grade carries more weight than another. The only effect the 4-point scale has on grades is that it makes the F no more or less powerful than the D, C, B or A. Click here for more information.
In order to comply with United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) requirement school districts must have in place basic procedures regarding federal statutes and implementing OCR regulations, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as well as guidelines for eliminating discrimination and denial of services on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex and handicap. These basic procedures include an annual public notice, continuous notification, designation of a person(s) to coordinate activities under Title IX, Section 504, and Title II and a grievance procedure that will allow students and parents an avenue for dealing with alleged discrimination. Also, all educational programs and activities under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Education receiving or benefiting from state or federal financial assistance shall be available to all qualified persons without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic group identification, race ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Chapter 5.3, section 4900 et seq.
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