We are proud of our students' achievements, the instruction provided by our teachers, and the many educational programs offered to our community. We believe that our exemplary educational system is a result of the collaborative efforts of parents, students, school, and community. Together we are improving the quality of life and learning for all.

Cedar Springs Public Schools uses the Michigan Department of Education Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) and High School Content Expectations (HSCEs) to provide instruction for our students.

Class SelectionsTop of Page

All 6th grade students take four required core classes in language arts, math, science and social studies. Red Hawk also offers several elective encore classes as part of a well-rounded curriculum. Students may choose from all year classes such as band or choir. Then they may also choose single semester classes such as art, computers, or physical education. In the last trimester of the student's 5th grade year, parents will be provided with a schedule request form so that they can have a conversation with their child in regards to their class choices. Students will fill out a form of their choices with their 5th grade teachers and those forms will be sent to Red Hawk to help prepare their sixth grade schedule.

Academic IntegrityTop of Page

Academic Integrity means taking ownership of your own learning. It is expected that students will do their own work and to be honest. Cheating or plagiarizing does not hold true to the standard of academic integrity.

Examples of cheating or plagiarism include but are not limited to:

  • Copying another student’s answers or work.
  • Using unauthorized notes on tests and/or quizzes
  • Submitting work done by another as your own
  • Doing assignments for someone else
  • Giving answers to someone else
  • Changing answers after test and/or quiz review
  • Gaining unfair advantage by looking at another student’s test/quiz or soliciting help during a test/quiz.

Grading Scale

Grading Scale Grade Point Average (GPS) will be determined using a 4.00 scale
 
Grade   Points      
%
 A      
 4.00   93-100
 A-    3.67   90-92
 B+    3.33   87-89
 B    3.00   83-86
 B-    2.67   80-82
 C+    2.33   77-79
 C    2.00   73-76
 C-   1.67   70-72
 D+   1.33   67-69
 D  
1.00
  63-66
 D-   .67   60-62
 
Core classes and exploratory classes will be given equal weight when determining GPA.

Honor Roll

Honor Roll There are two honor rolls where students may receive academic recognition: an “all A” honor roll and a “3.0 grade point average” honor roll.

Any student who receives an “E”, “D” or a “no credit” will be excluded from either honor roll listing. Any grade of “incomplete” will keep a student off the honor roll until the incomplete is removed and the grades are recalculated.

An overall grade of “A+” will not be issued to any student.

Homework Policy

Student responsibility is a valuable trait at Red Hawk Elementary School. Getting jobs completed and turned in on time is a habit that colleges and employers expect. We do understand that students sometimes need extra time to get an assignment or project completed accurately and turned in to the teacher. A student can turn in an assignment to any teacher in the building up to seven days late and still receive at least 60% credit. Special permission from the teacher is necessary.