Dear 6th Grade Parents,


    Welcome back to another fantastic year here at Jackson STEM Magnet Middle School. We look forward to working with your student to prepare them with skills needed for success in the years to come. The following information is being shared to ensure clarity in expectation:

    Homework expectations: Homework will be assigned at the discretion of the teacher. It is due the day after if is assigned. 10 points per day up to 3 days will be taken off for late work. After the 3rd day, a grade of 0 will be given.

    Grading Scale:

    Excellent      90 - 100    Above Average     80 - 89        Average   70 - 79     Below Average   60 - 69      Failing - 59 and lower

    Grade Precentages:

    Hw/ CW /  Quiz = 60%   (Formative Assessments)     Projects / Tests = 40% (Summative Assessments)


    Major Projects/Assignments: Major Projects/Assignments/DBQ will be completed each nine weeks of the school year. If necessary, time in class to work on these projects will be provided depending on the components of the assignment (with technology available). Each project will be given a Rubric and Due Date. Late submissions of projects will not be accepted after 5 days of stated Due Date. Projects will be penalized 10 points for each day it is late. Students may be required to work/complete projects outside of the classroom.


    Please make sure you have the login information for Powerschool. This will allow you and your child to have access to grades. If you do not have the information, please contact the front office.


    Angela Virella

    6th grade Team lead

    6th SS

    avirella@acpsd.net   803-471-2237  (Office)  803-393-2609 (google number)


    If you have any questions, please contact me at anytime. Thanks and have a blessed day.


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