I. Academics:

Students will receive a grade from every subject for each marking period. Each of the four marking period grades are averaged for a final grade. In addition to bi-weekly progress reports, students and parents will be made aware of each teacher’s marking system; there should not be any “surprises” at report card time. Students are encouraged to keep a record of their progress during the semester (in addition to the teacher’s record). All teacher grade books/on-line records will be collected at the conclusion of the academic year.

  • Grading Policy

Report card grades are on the following scale:

A:             90-100%    Advanced (A)

B:              80-90%     Proficient (B)

C:              70-79%      Satisfactory (C)

D:             65-69%      Below Basic (D)

F:              0-64%        Failure / Credits will not be earned (F)

  • Testing

Testing is an important part of your high school experience. Standardized tests are used to evaluate progress and adjust lessons to better serve individual student needs. You are encouraged to take the SAT test in 10th and 11th grades.

  • Principal’s Club, National Honor Society, Honor Roll

Principal’s Club: All A’s & B’s and “1”s in citizenship

National Honor Society: 3.4 GPA minimum, application, NHS Council review, Faculty evaluation.  Students must exemplify, at all times, the pillars of National Honor Society: Scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service.

Honor Roll: All A’s & B’s and 1 “C” in an elective course. No more than one “2” in citizenship.

  • Graduation Requirements

  1. In order to meet graduation requirements, students must meet the following criteria:
  2. Earn 23.5 credits
  3. Complete a Multidisciplinary/Service Learning project.
  4. Successful competition of Keystone Exam/Project
English (4 required credits)     English 1, 2, 3, 4
Mathematics (3 required credits)     Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
Math / Science Elective (1 required credits)
Science (3 required credits)    Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Social Studies (4 required credits)   World History, African-American History, US History
World Languages (2 required credits)
Health (.5 required credits)
Physical Education (1 required credits)
Electives (3 required credits)
  •  Roster, Course Selection & Transcripts

Printed rosters are distributed to students on the first day of school. Students who lose their rosters may obtain reprints from the counselor. Roster changes will only take place during the first week of school. Students needing adjustments to their roster should see the counselor for a trouble slip. In the spring, students will have the chance to discuss the following year’s course selection. Students and parents will receive notification of this process.  *Transcripts are available from the counselor.

  •  Tutoring and Additional Help in the Core Curriculum Area

Tutoring is available to all PMA students after school. Please feel free to contact your counselor or any teacher for additional help, in addition, please check the Philadelphia Military Academy’s website for many excellent academic resources.

  • Homework

Homework is an important part of the instructional program. Homework is given (4) times a week. Upon their return, students who have been absent are to arrange to make up all work missed.    Homework is assigned in order to:

  1.        Provide daily application of concepts and skills taught for that current day
  2.        Strengthen basic skills
  3.        Reinforce study habits
  4.        Extend classroom learning
  5.        Develop initiative, responsibility and self-direction
  6.        Stimulate independent thinking
  7.        Increase the range and scope of interests
  8.        Foster the worthwhile use of leisure time
  • Interim Reports/Report Cards

Interim reports are issued throughout the school year.   These reports serve as a form of parent communication, both for students having difficulty and those who have earned congratulations. Students who are in danger of failing will receive an interim report and be recommended for various interventions.

Students will receive progress reports bi-weekly starting in October.

  •  Distribution/Care of Books and Other School Equipment

All students should receive a textbook in every major subject in which a textbook is used. Textbooks may be taken home for use in completing homework assignments. Since textbooks are a crucial part of the educational program and also represent a significant expenditure for the school, the School District charges each student and parent with responsibility for the proper care of school property and maintenance and timely return of all textbooks. Students and/or their parents will be assessed penalties for lost or damaged textbooks. Imposition of one or more of the following penalties is permitted:

•       A charge for replacement of the textbook

•       Requiring the student to perform a prescribed number of hours of school service

•       Withholding a report card

•       Loss of privileges such as participation in sports or other extra-curricular activities, dances
and other special events or graduation-related exercises.

•       When a textbook is issued, students complete a Book Receipt. Check the receipt for
accuracy of book number, etc. Collect the Book Receipt. Make sure the student writes
his/her name on the inside cover of the book.

Student must pay for lost or damaged books. A cumulative record is kept; students are responsible for returning school property every year.