Center Line Public Schools is committed to providing continual learning and personal support for our students throughout the rest of this academic school year. Our students may not be in our buildings; however, learning doesn’t stop. We have worked diligently to develop remote learning classrooms that will continue to provide your children instruction and feedback about their progress so that students are prepared and on track when they re-enter their school buildings in the fall.
During this unique time, school districts and high schools have been challenged with developing and executing emergency remote instruction due to the Executive Order to close schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. At the high school level, this presents challenges due to the complexity of our education system involving credit attainment, Michigan Merit Curriculum graduation requirements, and the importance of state testing and grade point averages for post-secondary future plans. Every staff member in our building mourns the loss of the time we would have spent with your students engaging in curriculum, enjoying the relationships we have developed, and celebrating milestones and activities together. Through collaboration with district stakeholder, below is the specific process that has been developed to help parents/guardians and students navigate the next two months at Center Line High School.
As stated in the Executive Order, “a district shall implement a process to issue grades to pupils in grade 12, award credits needed for graduation, provide for completion of the Michigan Merit Curriculum, issue diplomas to pupils in grade 12, and reflect continued learning by pupils in grade 12 pursuant to this order.”
The following process has been established for our Class of 2020/Senior students - (1) On Wednesday, April 15, Quarter 3 grades will be finalized for all seniors. Any student who has earned a passing grade and completes the post-secondary culminating project* will be awarded 0.5 credits and a letter grade for each course. Students have the opportunity to complete missing assignments and retake assessments from now until the end of the day on April 13 to improve their course grade. Students who wish to receive CR (credit) in place of a letter grade for any class, should put their request in writing to Ms. Szabo at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, May 22.
* All Class of 2020 students will be required to complete a post-secondary career focused culminating project to meet the final requirements of the Michigan Merit Curriculum by May 22. The completion of this project is required to meet the Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements in your fourth year English and math course. Additional details will follow.
(2) Any student who has an F in a course will be contacted by the teacher via email. If the course is required to fulfill the Michigan Merit Curriculum, the teacher will notify the counselor and administration. An individualized plan will be created outlining the necessary activities required to be completed which may include some of the learning opportunities provided by the district in Quarter 4, or personalized assignments for the individual student.
(3) Any student who has credit recovery/E2020 courses to meet Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements must complete them, in addition to the post-secondary culminating project prior to being eligible to graduate. Students who wish to receive CR (credit) in place of a letter grade for any credit recovery class, should put their request in writing to Ms. Szabo at email@example.com no later than Friday, May 22.
(4) All final exams for courses for Semester 2 have been waived except for credit recovery/E2020 courses.
(5) All students will participate in the remote continued learning taking place through Google Classroom and Schoology.
The following process has been established for our Class of 2021, 2022 and 2023 students – (1) Any student who has earned a passing grade as of Monday, April 13, 2020 will be awarded 0.25 credits and a letter grade for each class for Quarter 3. Students have the opportunity to complete missing assignments and retake assessments from now until the end of the day on April 13 to improve their course grade.
(2) All students will participate in the remote continued learning taking place through Google Classroom and Schoology for all courses. Students who participate and make adequate progress as determined by the course instructor, will earn 0.25 credits for Quarter 4. All grades will be offered as CR/NC. Students who do not earn credit will not receive the 0.25 credit which will be required for graduation.
(3) All final exams for courses for Semester 2 have been waived except for credit recovery/E2020 courses.
(4) Any students who fails courses are required to take credit recovery/E2020 courses to meet Michigan Merit Curriculum and credit requirements.
During this time, there are many questions about milestone events and activities that traditionally take place at the end of the year. These events are not only important to your students and families, they are important to us as a school/district. At this time, due to the uncertainty of what the future holds during this global pandemic, we are unable to make a final decision about the likelihood of some/all of these events taking place. We assure you that as we continue to monitor the situation and with guidance from the State of Michigan, we will work to provide you with information about these events as soon as we are able to do so. The staff would truly like to have the opportunity to celebrate our students and we are very hopeful that we will be able to celebrate. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 586-510-2101.