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Academic Information


Report Cards


The school year is divided into four marking periods for the purpose of evaluating student progress and reporting to parents. Report cards are distributed during the following months: November, January, April, and June.


Report cards will be withheld from any student for the following reasons:


  • Overdue or lost library books that have not been returned or paid for
  • Lost or mutilated textbooks that have not been paid
  • Unreturned five week reports signed by parent/guardian
  • Unpaid fines for not having a lanyard/key card


Testing Program


  • The following tests are administered during the school year:
  • NYS Earth Science Regents
  • NYS Living Environment Regents
  • NYS Chemistry Regents
  • NYS Physics Regents
  • NYS Global History & Geography Regents
  • NYS US History & Government Regents
  • NYS Comprehensive English Regents
  • NYS Algebra I Regents
  • NYS Geometry Regents
  • NYS Algebra II Regents
Academic Intervention Services


Students who are not successful on the achievement tests we administer or on the NYS assessments or who are 'at risk' of not being successful, are provided additional academic support in our Title 1 program located in the Resource Room. Student progress in the classroom is continually monitored throughout the school year.

Special Education Program


Students who are classified by a Committee on Special Education as having some type of learning disability are serviced by our Resource Room Staff. We address a variety of special needs. Students that require additional services ( speech, occupational therapy or physical therapy) are serviced by East-Syracuse Minoa therapists here at Living Word Academy.


Promotion Policy

Promotion is based on a student successfully completing the academic standards at a grade level or in a prescribed course of study. Retaining a student is a difficult decision and is recommended after careful review and in consultation with parents and classroom teachers.

Homework


The responsibility for scholastic achievement is placed on each student at the Academy. The teaching staff makes every effort to maintain a proper balance in homework assignments. If a child comes home with 6 hours of homework, chances are he/she has not scheduled study time properly or made good use of Academy time. Parents should check with their children on a regular basis to determine what assignments are being given and to help establish good study skills at home.

Students are Required to Pass the Following Exams for Each Diploma Type:



Regents Diploma with Honors


5 Regents exams: 1 English; 1 Science; 1 Social Studies; 1 Math; and 1 additional Science, Social Studies, or Math Regents Students must have a computed average score of 90 or better on the 5 exams.

Regents Diploma


5 Regents exams: 1 English; 1 Science; 1 Social Studies; 1 Math; and 1 additional Science, Social Studies, or Math Regents

Local Diploma Recognized by NYS


Only for students with an IEP or 504 plan. 5 Regents exams: 1 English; 1 Science; 1 Social Studies; 1 Math; and 1 additional Science, Social Studies, or Math Regents. Students must pass each exam with a 55 or better. They may also compensate a score of 45-54 on an exam by passing another exam with a 65 or better.

Local Diploma Recognized by NYS


Only for students with an IEP or 504 plan. Students must pass appropriate local (school ) final exams.

Local Diploma recognized by LWA Requirements


Successfully complete 26 units of study established by Living Word Academy.


Criteria for Honors Selection
  1. Principal's recommendation
  2. Minimum of 28 high school credits
  3. Cumulative 4 year high school average of 90 or above
  4. Successful completion of Regents level courses including the Regents exams in the following subjects:


  5. 1 Science Regents:
        Earth Science, Biology
        Chemistry or Physics


    1 Math Regents:
        Algebra
        Geometry or Algebra II


    2 History Regents:
        Global Studies
        US History and Government


    1 Comprehensive English Regents

College Entrance Exams



PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/ National Merit Scholarship Test)


The PSAT is usually taken in the fall of the junior year (October).


The PSAT measures critical reading, math problem-solving, and writing skills.


The score is entered in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.


The fee varies each year.

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)


The SAT is usually taken in the spring of the junior year. There are several test dates between October and June.


The SAT measures verbal, math and writing skills and is used by colleges to review applications and offer scholarships.


As of March 2005, the SAT now has a writing section, additional reading questions and higher level math problems. The fee varies each year.

ACT (American College Testing Program)


The ACT is also taken in the spring of the junior year.


There are 4 test dates between October and June.


The ACT, unlike the SAT, measures knowledge and achievement of what a student has learned over his/her school career.


Most colleges accept the ACT in lieu of the SAT.


The fee varies each year.
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