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Changes to Academic Honor Roll Recognition
Posted 11/18/19

Dear Ardenwood Families,


As your child completes their 1st trimester of the 2019-2020 school year, and you have had the opportunity to meet with your child's teacher during Parent-Teacher Conferences, I would like to bring to your attention a change in how Ardenwood recognizes academic excellence.  With all schools within the Fremont Unified School District changing to Standards-Based Grading, our report cards no longer make use of traditional A, B, C, or D grades.  Instead, your child's academic advancement is now being tracked and communicated through the use of rubric calibrated performance levels.


The school's previous Honor Roll system was based on a traditional Grade Point Average (GPA), and as there is no analogous comprehensive criteria for determining an Honor Roll with Standards-Based grading, there will be no Honor Roll for the 2019-2020 school year and following years.  The elimination of our school's Honor Roll is a decision that aligns our recognition programs with other elementary schools within the Fremont Unified School District.


Ardenwood continues to promote and incentivize excellence through its focus on the 8 Great Traits.  Students will continue to be recognized for demonstrating excellence of our 8 Great Traits as outlined in our Students of Character Plan.  We will continue to work with all of our students using a growth mindset, so they see learning as a continuum, and believe proficiency is a goal even if they initially are faced with challenges.