As we enter the final month of the 19-20 school year, and with the issuance of Executive Order GA-16, we now know our school will remain closed to in-person education and have the following updates for our GSA Community.
Change in GSA Middle School Grading Policy due to Distance Learning
The GSA Board of Trustees has approved, through resolution, a temporary change to GSA’s Middle School Grading policy for the 3rd Trimester of the 19-20 school year.
In distance learning, students’ varied learning environments compromise the validity and equitable nature of a letter grade/numerical assessment. As such we will move to a grading scale of Credit with Distinction, Credit, or Incomplete for the 3rd trimester. Robust and real-time feedback and assessment are integral parts of our students’ intellectual challenge and will continue.
Please look for further detailed guidance from your girls’ teachers regarding what will need to be accomplished to receive Credit with Distinction or Credit.
Additionally, to maintain the integrity of the CTP and ensure they continue to be useful to the health of our robust academic program, we will not be administering the CTP as scheduled next week.
Treasured End of Year Events
Although we will not be able to experience our May milestones in the format we had scheduled, GSA Faculty and Leadership are actively and creatively working on alternative plans. We will commemorate this year. Please stay tuned for more information and details.