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Academic Information

Academic Integrity:
We expect that all students strive to learn the subjects they are being taught during their time at Gorzycki. The material you learn in middle school builds the foundation that will carry you into your future academic endeavors. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that our students do their own work, give credit to those whose work they have used in a paper or project, and have the integrity to learn material and study for tests and quizzes so that they are prepared. Students who are dishonest should expect consequences.
 
 
Progress Reports:
Progress reports are mailed or emailed to parents after the third week of the six weeks grading period. Teachers are only required to send progress reports for students who are not passing the first three weeks of each grading period. Contact the individual teacher should questions arise.
 
Report Cards:
Report cards are mailed or emailed to parents by the District at the end of each six weeks grading period, to the address provided at the time of registration.
 
Honor Roll:
Honor rolls will be determined by the numerical average of the student’s grades for the respective six weeks.
 
First Honor Roll: 3.875 and above
Second Honor Roll: 3.3333 – 3.8749
Third Honor Roll: 2.833 – 3.3332
 
Student Success Initiative:
The Student Success Initiative (SSI) was created by the Texas Legislature to ensure that all students receive the instruction and support they need to be academically successful in reading and mathematics. Under the SSI grade advancement requirements, students are required to pass the STAAR grade 8 reading and mathematics tests to be promoted to ninth grade. Eighth grade students have three opportunities to pass the reading and math tests. If a student does not pass one or both tests, the student will be given additional instruction after each testing opportunity. Parents will be notified if their child does not pass a STAAR test that is required for promotion. For more information see http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment and select the Student Success Initiative.
 
Promotion, Retention, and Placement:
A student shall be promoted from one grade to the next on the basis of academic achievement. A middle school student must have an overall average of 70 or above for all classes enrolled, as well as an average of 70 or above in at least three of the following subjects: Language arts (including reading, if required), mathematics, social studies, and science.
 
School Records:
A student’s records are confidential and are protected from unauthorized inspection or use. A cumulative record is maintained for each student from the time the student enters the District until the student withdraws or graduates. This record moves with the student from school to school. By law, both parents, whether married, separated, or divorced, have access to the records of a student who is under 18 or a dependent for tax purposes. A parent/guardian whose rights have been legally terminated will be denied access to the records if the school is given a copy of the court order terminating these rights.
 
 
 Textbooks:
Students are responsible for textbooks issued to them. Textbooks are to be kept covered, clean, and handled carefully. Please make sure your name, grade, and teacher’s name are written on the book label, in case the book is misplaced. A replacement fee will be charged for lost, stolen, or damaged books.