ART DEPARTMENT GRADING POLICY
HSAD ART DEPARTMENT STUDENT CONTRACT
2022 - 2023 ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR
Maximillian Re-Sugiura: Principal
Ian Pasetsky: Assistant Principal, Art & CTE
The High School of Art and Design offers a career and technical education designed to prepare young adults for a professional career environment. It is therefore required that students behave in a professional manner. Please be respectful to all: your teacher, your classmates, yourself in person or remotely. Daily attendance and participation is required of all students. Lateness and absence results in missed class work and instruction and may impact negatively on your class performance. Please notify your teacher if there are circumstances that prevent you from participation in class or remotely. You are required to participate in all class activities including in-person / remote visits to museums, galleries or site visits. Grades are determined through the combination of students’ performance, preparation, and project/portfolio results: Preparedness for class includes purchasing supplies needed to complete assignments. Should this present a problem, please discuss with your art teacher and/or guidance counselor.
HSAD Art Department Grading Policy 2022 - 2023:
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT 60%
Project Final: 40% Composed of students’ final project submission graded against a rubric that includes all skills acquired through process. Incomplete work will receive no higher than 55% of the total of the 40%.
Assessments: 20% Students participation in critiques, peer evaluation, responding to artworks. Artist statements, oral and digital presentations. Also included are exams, professional technical assessments, quizzes.
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT 40%
Class Participation and Professionalism: 20% Composed of students’ class participation i.e completion of daily Do Now assignments, shared discussion, submission of group work, notebooks, and class work. Adhering to due dates of project submissions is a crucial component of your professionalism grade.
Project Process / Homework: 20% Process is based on checkpoints in the process of completing a final project and/or homework assignments, i.e. thumbnails, roughs, preparatory drawings and research, responsive reading and annotations, artists statements, etc...
ART DEPARTMENT LATE-WORK POLICY: HSAD has adopted a 1-week “grace-period” system before points are deducted for each assignment not submitted on the initial due date. Students are therefore required to speak with their Art and CTE teachers about the number of points deducted as well as the final date that work will be accepted.
NEW SCHOOL WIDE ACADEMIC GRADING POLICY 10.31.22
Please note that there will be changes in your gradebook later this week. We will be shifting our grading policy to reflect consistency with the academic policy for report cards and transcripts. This is part of our larger Grading for Equity district initiative. As per our academic policy committee, the lowest numeric value set in gradebooks will be a “45”. This applies to all missing assignments (/) and grades where the numeric grade falls below “45”. Excused assignments (ex) will still not be averaged into the overall GPA. This will automatically be recalculated into class averages once the update runs. Families and young professionals will also be notified in advance of this change.