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Academics at EC

Midterms

Midterm progress reports are to parents of students via Parent Connect.  At the midterm of each nine weeks, teachers will have completed grades to date so parents are able to view their child's progress in each subject area. Students should, however, remain aware of their progress throughout the nine weeks by continually tracking their own grades in all classes. Students need to keep their parents accurately informed with or without progress reports.

Final Exams

The dates for final exams vary but are generally scheduled for the last week of each semester.

Report Cards/Grading Scale Conversions

Report cards are issued at the end of each nine weeks and are distributed in homerooms. If the student is absent that day of distribution, the student may pick it up in the guidance office the next day. The last report card of the school year will be mailed in June.

Grading Scale
Point Range GPA Equivalents
     
A+ 97-100 4.33
A 93-96 4.00
A- 90-92 3.67
B+ 87-89 3.33
B 83-86 3.00
B- 80-82 2.67
C+ 77-79 2.33
C 73-76 2.00
C- 70-72 1.67
D+ 67-69 1.33
D 63-66 1.00
D- 60-62 0.67
F 59 and below 0.00
WF Withdraw/Fail 0.00
I Incomplete 0.00
WX Expelled  

Semester grades are based on the average of the two quarter grades (42.5% each) and a final exam (15%).

Honor Roll/Honors Graduates/National Honor Society


Students who attain the following grade point averages will be designated with the following honors:
          
Honor Roll  -  3.33
Exemplary Honor Roll  -  3.80
Honor Graduate  -  3.80
National Honor Society consideration  -  3.50

Honor rolls are released at the end of each grading period by the guidance office. Honor graduates will be announced at graduation.
     
Incompletes
     
Students with excused absences at the end of a grading period may be issued a grade of "I" for incomplete. Students absent from school are responsible for all work and information missed in each class. Upon his or her return, it is the student's responsibility to make arrangements with the teacher to complete all missing work as soon as possible. Students are given the same number of days they were absent to complete all work. All incompletes must be removed before credit is earned for the course. There is no make-up period for  the end of the year. All work must be complete at that time.

Study Hall

Study halls are designed to provide students with an opportunity to complete part of their homework assignments during the school day. This necessitates a quiet atmosphere. Students are expected to come to study hall with something to do. Issues such as visits to the restroom, lockers, etc. should be taken care of during passing periods. Additionally, students must obtain passes from their classroom teachers to go anywhere else while they are assigned to study hall. Their passes must be presented to the study hall teacher before the student reports to the other location. Failure to do so may be considered truancy. All rules relating to attendance apply to study hall. Students are allowed one study hall per semester.
     
Graduates

The breakdown of ECHS graduates is as follows:
55-60% - Enter 4-year colleges/universities
15-20% - Enter 2-year colleges/universities
10-15% - Enter vocational/technical programs
10-15% - Enter the workforce
0-5% - Enter the military

Class Rank

All diploma track students are ranked within their grade level according to their cumulative GPA. All courses figure in to this unweighted GPA which is figured based upon final semester grades.

SAT/ACT Scores

Average scores for the year 2005-2006:

SAT       CR   489     WR   479     Math   516
ACT       21.8 Composite

ISTEP+/GQE Testing

ECHS students perform well above the state average on ISTEP+ testing. Each year, between 75-80% of sophomores pass both the English and Mathematics portions of the GQE on their first attempt.

Advanced Placement

East Central presently offers seven organized advanced placement courses: AP English Literature & Composition, AP European History, AP US History, AP US Government & Politics, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, and AP Biology. Each year, in May, ECHS gives 150-175 AP exams.
     
Academic Competitions

East Central students participate in a wide variety of academic competitions including such programs as Project XL, EIAC Academic Team Competitions, Super Bowl, Agriculture Judging Contests, State Solo & Ensemble Music Contests, FCCLA Star Events, The Indiana State Math Contest, The Media Fair, The American Legion Art Contest, IU Honors in Foreign Language, Overture Awards, etc.