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Academic Program

Instructional Program

All students, grades K-8, will be taught the district-adopted curriculum in Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Spelling, Oral Languages, and Grammar), Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education.  They will also experience an extensive enrichment program in the Arts which may include dance, drama, instrumental music, vocal music, media arts and visual arts.  Technology/Computer education will be integrated throughout the instructional program.


Homework is the responsibility of both the student and parent, and is the extension and reinforcement of classwork. Students in grades 4-8 must write down assignments each day in their agendas. Parents should provide a quiet place in the home for the child to do their homework each night and turn the TV off, limit the cell phone, texting, playtime until finished, and checked by the parent. Good home study habits equals excellent progress and grades. All homework needs to be neat and accurate with name and date on it, and handed in ON TIME. Homework will usually be given Monday-Thursday and occasionally on the weekend when necessary. All parents must check the homework folders and assignment books each night and sign when requested.  You will be contacted by phone or e-mail if the homework is not completed.

Lunch and Learn


Students in grades 6 – 8 whose grade point average at the end of each grading period is below 2.0 are required to attend intervention during lunch time.  Students eat lunch with peers while given additional academic support, assistance with organizational skills and a weekly individual meeting to discuss academic progress and discuss missing homework assignments. 

Friday Homework Fest


Students in grades 6-8 who do not turn in homework on time will be required to attend Friday Homework Fest in order to make up any incomplete homework for the respective week.  Friday Homework Fest is held every Friday from 2:30pm until 3:30pm in a designated classroom.  The required hour of attendance allows students to receive additional support and intervention before going home for the weekend.  


Saturday Success


This intervention has been created for students needing additional support beyond Lunch and Learn and Friday Homework Fest.  Attendance of Saturday Success is from 8:00am until 12:00pm.  Students receive additional support and intervention throughout all subject areas while working in small groups.  Saturday Success is held once every grading period.      

Saturday School


Saturday School is part of Fairgrove’s progressive disciple policy.  It is held one Saturday per grading period.  Students will be expected to attend from 8:00am until 12:00pm.  Parents will be notified when a student is required to attend and what behavioral infraction was committed

Academic Progress and Policies

It is important for parents to be involved in, and aware of their child’s academic progress.  Teachers will regularly give you information about where your child is academically.  If for any reason you have a concern or question regarding your child, contact the school immediately.  All staff are available through email.  You may also call and leave a message in the office for the teacher to return your call.  K-5 Report Cards are issued three times a year.  6th – 8th Progress Report cards are mailed home six times a year, at the end of every grading period.  The report card indicates both academic and citizenship growth in terms of effort, instructional level, achievement, work habits, and citizenship/behavior.  The third and sixth report cards are final grades for the Fall and Spring semesters respectively, and are used to calculate rewards for Renaissance Rallies and other special events. 


Promotion Criteria & 8th Grade Eligibility for End of Year Activities

8th Grade Eligibility for End- of-Year Activities

This is to notify you of the participation eligibility criteria for various upcoming end-of-year extracurricular activities scheduled for our 8th grade students.  If students do not meet the eligibility criteria they will not be allowed to participate in the end-of-year extracurricular activities.  A final evaluation of grades based on the last progress report will take place one week before the activities begin to determine eligibility. 


District Promotion Eligibility Criteria

Students in grade 8 must meet TWO of THREE categories in the 5th grading period:

  • “D” grade or better in Language Arts or score 60%+ on ELA End of Year Assessment
  • “D” grade or better in Math or score 50%+ on Math End of Year Assessment
  • No more than one “F” grade in any class

** If a student is at risk for promotion, they will also be at risk for all 8th Grade Activities**


Promotion Ceremony Criteria

Students must meet the district promotion criteria and have no “U” in citizenship in the 5th grading period.  Students who do not meet these criteria will not be eligible for promotion and End of the Year Activities. However, if the student meets the requirements by passing the End of Year Assessment or meeting the criteria above in the last six weeks of school, s/he will be able to participate only in the promotion ceremony.


Parents will be notified after the end of the 5th grading period whether or not their student meets the requirements above. 


Middle School Activities/End-of-Year 8th Grade Activities Eligibility Criteria

Students will have the opportunity to earn an 8th grade activity and/or Middle School activity each grading period if they meet the following criteria.  If a student fails to meet the activities criteria, they will not earn an activity for that grading period. 

  • No “U” in citizenship
  • No more than 1 Office Referral
  • No suspensions
  • No more than 3 Unexcused Absences
  • No more than 4 Tardies


During the 6th grading period students must continue to have the activities criteria as well as:

  • No “F” in any subject
  • No more than two “Ds” in any subject.