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Grading Periods

C.H.I.E.F.S. Academy students will begin classes on Wednesday, August 28th, 2017 and will follow the district's official school calendar.  C.H.I.E.F.S. students will NOT be expected to participate in online studies on designated 'off' days.  If a student chooses to attend to their studies on their “off” days, that is an opportunity to catch up on work or get ahead. Please refer to Penn Hill’s School District Website for calendar updates as well. Academy students must login daily and maintain full participation on all designated school days. If they do not, they will be marked absent by the Cyber Academy Coordinator. * Please note that  June 7th at 11:59pm will be the last day for students to submit online work.
Information on Grading
First Marking Period
First Day of School: August 28, 2017
Midpoint: October 3, 2017 (progress reports/parent contact)
End of First Nine Weeks: November 1, 2017
Second Marking Period
Midpoint: December 12, 2017 (progress reports/parent contact)
Mid-Term Exams Window: January 12-18, 2018
End of Second Nine Weeks: January 18, 2018
End of First Semester: January 18, 2018
Third Marking Period
Start of Second Semester: January 22, 2018
Midpoint: February 26, 2018 (progress reports/parent contact)
End of Third Nine Weeks: March 26, 2018
Fourth Marking Period
Midpoint: May 7, 2018 (progress reports/parent contact)
Final Exams Window: June 1-7, 2018
* please note that June 7th at 11:59pm will be the last day for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students to submit online work.
End of Fourth Nine Weeks: June 8, 2018
End of Second Semester: June 8, 2018
Return Equipment to Penn Hills High School prior to June 15th, 2018
Reports Cards and Progress Reports

One distinct advantage of the online program is the ability for students and families to access real-time progress reports.  These reports contain information regarding pacing, progress, and the student’s current grade in each of his/her courses.  They are an important tool to assist you in supporting the academic needs of your child and in successfully completing each course.

For the purposes of athletic eligibility and participation in extracurricular activities, the PHSD report cards are accessible through SKYWARD at the end of each nine-week marking period.  Because online learning allows for flexibility in terms of pacing, the district will use the student’s actual grade (located on the progress report) when reporting current marking period grades.  This grade is reflective of the amount of work the student should have completed at the time the grade is reported.  However, the grades reported are not used to calculate the student’s final grade in the course.  When reporting final grades, the relative grade (located on the progress report) will be used.  The relative grade is reflective of the student’s overall performance in the online course.  PHSD transcripts will reflect the final course grade earned.