Academic Expectations 

St. John Chrysostom School expects students to perform to the best of their ability.  Teachers are expected to evaluate student progress on a regular basis.  Students will be given quizzes or tests regularly.  After the test is graded, it will be sent home for the parent to review and sign.  Parent signature indicates that the parent is aware of the student’s progress.  If a parent does not receive quizzes or tests to sign, the parent should contact the teacher.                                                                                      


Homework is an essential part of the instructional program and reinforces learning.  It serves as a means for clarifying and reviewing material learned in class, for providing motivation and opportunity for individual growth, and for creating experiences of in-depth study and supplementary reading. 

The time allotments for homework (written and study) are as follows:

Grades Pre-K & K          


approximately  15 minutes

Grades 1 & 2                


approximately  30 minutes

Grades 3 & 4                


approximately  45 minutes

Grades 5 & 6                


approximately  90 minutes

Grades 7 & 8                


approximately 120 minutes

Students are required to complete all homework and it is expected that parents or guardians sign the completed homework, and check all work completed on a daily basis.

Grades and Grading 

Report cards are distributed four times a year for Grades 1 to 8.  Pre-K and Kindergarten report cards are distributed twice a year.  The report card is a link between the school and the home.

Academic Achievement

The first part of the Archdiocesan Report Card is used to mark the student’s achievement in academic subjects.

The achievement mark is based upon the demonstration of mastery of material covered in class such as:


   class work




   daily quizzes


   unit tests


   comprehensive examinations and special projects

The June grade on the report card is an average of the four previous record card grades.  This grade will be recorded on the student’s permanent record card.

  • Numerical marks are recorded on report cards for Grades 1 – 8

  • Passing is any mark 70% or above for Grades 1 – 8

Character Development

The conduct/effort mark is placed under Character Development as a “Conduct Grade”.  This   mark indicates that the student 

1) follows class and school rules, 
2) shows care in the use of personal property, 
3) treats teachers with respect, 
4) treats other students with respect,
5) exercises self-control, 
6) listens attentively,
7) uses technology appropriately.