Evaluation is an important part of the learning process for both the student and the teacher. Student evaluation methods will meet the needs of different individuals or groups of students, different courses and variety of learning styles. In order to help teachers evaluate student achievement, curriculum guidelines will describe appropriate evaluation techniques. Students will be informed at the beginning of each course how they will be evaluated.
Formal exams shall be 1.5 hours to 3 hours in length. No student will be scheduled to write any more than two examinations in one day. In some courses, a final examination is not required and will be replaced by additional project(s), performance tasks, or a practical examination. Formal examinations will not be rescheduled to accommodate vacation or student work schedules. Medical excuses and other legitimate reasons for missing an examination must have the approval of the Principal.
Assemblies will be held to honour the recipients outstanding in academic, athletic, clubs/arts, social and spiritual achievements and performance. The awards system includes certificates, medallions and plaques as recognition of student progress and achievements.
A student will qualify for the Lakeshore Honour Roll based on the following criteria: a two semester average of 80% or higher; determined by the aggregate marks attained divided by the eight courses attended during the two semesters for grades 9-11 and by the top six courses for grade 12.
To participate in the graduation ceremonies, a student must have completed all requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma which include the successful completion of four credits in Religious Studies, along with 40 hours of Community Service, participation in all retreats, and the student must be in good standing in his/her final year of secondary school.
Communication with Home
The importance of communication between the school and the home can never be overstated. Lakeshore Catholic will provide forums for both formal and informal contacts throughout the school year concerning events and student progress. These include:
The dates for many events have been noted in the School Calendar. Students and parents are advised to become familiar with these particular dates. Parents who allow students to extend holidays beyond the time permitted by the Ministry of Education and Training are reminded that students are responsible for all course work covered and for tests given during their absence. Teachers will not be expected to spend extra time assisting those students in making up work missed because of prolonged vacations.
Grade 9 Orientation and Curriculum night is on Monday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. Parents or guardians of Grade 9 students will have a chance to meet the teachers and learn about the courses being taught and general expectations.
Early Warning reports will be issued to students after the first 3 weeks of each semester to:
- all Grade 9 students
- grade 10, 11 and 12 students who are at risk of failing a course.
Markbook Reports will be issued to all students throughout each semester (see calendar for dates)
Updated Markbook Reports will be sent home prior to midterm Parent-Teacher- Students conferences held after 6 weeks of classes in each semester (see calendar for dates)
Midterm Report Cards will be sent home with students eache semester (see calendar for dates).
Final Reports are sent home with students for semester 1 and are mailed home at the end of semester 2.
Meet the teachers night is held in September. Parents/Guardians of Grade 9 students will have a chance to meet the teachers and learn about the courses being taught and general expectations.
Parent-Teacher interviews are held in October and March.