One question we commonly receive from parents is "Why don't I see a grade in IPASS for my child's work?"
The short answer is because the end of the term has not arrived and your child may not have completed the assignment yet!
Art is a unique subject which follows a different curriculum and schedule from your child's mainstream academic subjects. In other subjects areas there are daily or weekly homework assignments and grades are posted weekly. The process of making art takes much more time. Due to schedule constraints Mr. Perham felt that it was only fair to allow students the full term to complete all their assignments. This also benefits your child's grade if they are absent or pulled from art to make up for other subject areas.
During a given term, depending on the complexity of the projects, your child will complete anywhere from 2 to 4 art projects. We give our students the entire term to finish their assignments so that we do not stifle their creative process.
Project titles will be entered in IPASS to show parents what their child is working for the term during Progress Reports but sometimes there will not be a grade posted as most students are still working to complete their assignments. This is done to avoid confusion or misinterpretations that your child has received all zeros for their art term. If a grade is not their it simply means that they have not completed the assignment yet.
If there are concerns with work not being completed by student neglect, parent's will be notified immediately and support will be provided by your child's art teacher to prevent incomplete or poor grades.
If you have any concerns on how your child is progressing in Art class please feel free to contact Mr. Perham.