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Dear Ken,
My son just finished the 7th grade. We live in Philadelphia and he goes to a charter
school. He got 2 D's on his final report card and they are making him take summer
school(which we have to pay $100 for each class). My understanding is D is still
passing Is he obligated to take summer classes? Thank you

2014-06-17
Diane John
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

Whether he has to take summer school depends on school policy. As he got D's, and if the
grades are accurate, then he obviously has weaknesses in those subjects so taking summer
school should prepare him for greater success next year. Please focus on the strengths and
weaknesses in his learning not just the grades.

 

Diane 's
Comment

2014-06-18

My son just went through a lazy stage. His test were 90's and 100's. His pssa test were
advance he just slacked on his class work. That's why he got the d's. Thank you.


The Grade Doctor's
Comment

2014-06-20

If he gets 90's and 100's on tests and a high score on the state test his grade shouldn't be a D. Class work should not be part of grades.

 

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