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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.