Jesuit High School is a college preparatory and as such students graduating from Jesuit will have completed a course of study which satisfies the minimum admission requirements of most colleges and universities. It is hoped that each student will have developed intellectual skills and understandings which cut across and go beyond academic requirements for college entrance; that they will begin to see the need for intellectual integrity in their personal quest for truth and in their responses to social issues. The goal of Jesuit education is to help each student realize the fullness of his intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical, and social potential so that he can more effectively help God build His Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven. All curricular/academic policies have been developed with that goal in mind.
Students or parents who have a question regarding a grade should first attempt to resolve the issue with the teacher. The request for a grade review must be made within one month of the grade being issued. If the dispute is not resolved, the teacher and/or student/parent may appeal to the Department Chair for further review. If necessary, the Chair may call a meeting of all parties concerned for final resolution of the dispute.
Grades represent a judgment by the instructor, and although they do not always represent a perfect judgment, they are devices for measuring and reporting progress and achievement. Grades aid students in determining their individual strengths and weaknesses; they may also be incentives to greater academic growth. Academic grades are not directly dependent upon behavior and are never lowered for disciplinary reasons.