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Grades and Grading

Students in grades 7-12 are given final cumulative assessments at the end of each term to assess understanding of skills and content taught. Teachers are responsible for making and administering these tests based on a standard format for each core subject area. Moreover, it is encouraged to adapt elective content material into appropriate core subject examinations. Term tests allow teachers to become aware of remedial areas that can be addressed the following semester. These tests are kept on record with other pertinent schoolwork.Academic standards are high at GPA, and new students may find that expectations are higher than at their previous schools. The grading scale at GPA is as follows: 

Percentage

Letter

GPA

93~100

A

4.00

90~92.9

A-

3.67

87~89.9

B+

3.33

83~86.9

B

3.00

80~82.9

B-

2.67

77~79.9

C+

2.33

73~76.9

C

2.00

70~72.9

C-

1.67

67~69.9

D+

1.33

63~66.9

D

1.00

60~62.9

D-

0.67

0~59.9

F

0.00

Homework Policy

Homework is an integral part of the basic curriculum and planned by the teacher to closely correlate with classroom course development. GPA parents expect students to have some form of homework to complete each night.

Homework must be meaningful Research on homework suggests that smaller but meaningful amounts per day has a stronger effect on student achievement. For example, homework will not take more than 90 minutes, and it will develop critical understanding of the material.

Students should be encouraged to complete all homework set by their teachers. Routine homework develops the importance of good study and work habits. The encouragement of student responsibility, initiative, and motivation are additional objectives in a well-designed home/school study program.

Students are held responsible for completing their homework by the due date. Students, who do not complete their homework, may lose certain student privileges, at the teachers’ discretion.

 

GPA Scholarship

High Academic Achievement Scholarship

Global Prodigy Academy awards the top academic achieving student in each semester a 50% tuition voucher scholarship. If there are more than 15 students representing one academic semester, then a 2nd tuition voucher scholarship shall be awarded equaling 30%.

*If there are less than 10 students in applied grade, he/she is not eligible to receive the scholarship.  

Sibling Scholarship

This scholarship of 20% off per semester for one of siblings’ tuition is for GPA students who have one or more siblings in their household also attending GPA.

 

Credit from Other Schools

A student who transfer from a Korean school or a foreign/international school which follows an academic-year schedule similar to or different than a standard Western, i.e. North American academic-year, will enter the grade in which he or she currently stands based on official transcripts, and when applicable notarized by their native country’s embassy or consular office in their country of former residence.

 

Code of Conduct

Any student, whether he or she is a legally defined adult or a legally defined juvenile, is still protected by the law and enjoys a process which recognizes and observes their rights as human beings. Nonetheless, the school has broad authority to regulate conduct both on-campus and at school sponsored events off-campus. Broad authority means that school authorities can regulate student speech, attire, organizations, lockers, dormitory rooms, as well as testing any student suspected of substance abuse. In each instance, however, school authorities must have a compelling justification to regulate student conduct and in doing so maintain a reasonable standard of privacy and intrusiveness, including a due process approach on a case-by-case basis rather than a zero-tolerance policy. The school has an ethical responsibility to refrain from hypocritical actions which may injure a student’s opportunity to an education.

Jeonju University officials delegate to the faculty the responsibility for academic policies and procedures and for discipline. The principal is in charge of the administration of faculty policy in all matters concerning student life at the school, including discipline. All faculty members accept the responsibility to advise students and to guide their conduct at any time or in any place while they are under the authority of the school. The students in turn, through their representatives, participate in the shaping of disciplinary policy by helping the faculty to define the essential regulations and to enforce them. Every new student is assigned a faculty member as his or her adviser. Students are encouraged to consult their advisers both on school affairs and on personal problems. Through communication with the advisees’ parents, the adviser supplies an essential link between family and school.

Scholastic Action / Probation

The faculty expects students to focus attention on the academic program and work to their full potential. When a student falls short of these standards, the administration meets to make a recommendation for academic action. The recommendation, once voted at the faculty meeting, becomes the action of the faculty and results in scholastic action: a formal expression of the school’s concern to both students and parents. Scholastic action is not punitive. Rather, it alerts students, parents, and advisers to the seriousness of those difficulties. It is hoped that this official warning will encourage students in academic difficulty to improve their study habits or seek help from available sources on the campus.

There are FOUR LEVELS of scholastic action:

  1. Scholastic Warning is usually the first stage of formal action. Often the attention paid at that level is sufficient for students to turn their record around by repeating a course and earning a passing grade.
  2. Scholastic Probation generally follows Scholastic Warning when the level of academic concern has not been addressed or met by the student and/or the situation has significantly worsened. This level of scholastic action indicates that the student’s position at the school may be in jeopardy.
  3. Advice to Consider Withdrawing typically comes when all avenues of reasonable academic support have been pursued but with little evidence of satisfactory progress.
  4. Requirement to Withdraw occurs when the student’s academic performance does not match the academic demands of the institution, for a generally unsatisfactory academic record, for a continued demonstration of willful neglect of work, or when there is no likelihood that the student will be able to meet the graduation requirements.

Procedures for Disciplinary Situations

Restorative justice is a non-punitive, positive disciplinary method intended to provide students, teachers, parents, and school administrators with a progressively fair process to amend judgment mistakes and errors commonly perpetrated by children and adolescents. With active participation and dialogue as cornerstones of this method, an offender can be held accountable for his or her actions while simultaneously restoring the damaged relationships. In addition, the method reduces administrative paperwork and time pressures to deal with student misbehaviors. Moreover, restorative justice builds a trustful relationship for the simple fact that an individual student’s voice can be heard fairly and equally among others and in this respect help maintain their self-worth and dignity as a human being.

The school’s interest in the conduct of students away from campus is the same as it is in their conduct on campus. The school may hold students accountable for their off-campus and online conduct in appropriate ways, including a disciplinary response.