Dear BASD Students in Grades 9-12:
As we approach the end of the first semester (the last day of the semester is January 21, 20201), we want to make you aware of an important semester exam update.
We will not be administering semester exams for the full year courses in which semester exams are typically required. This will allow teachers and students to have more instructional time in class as opposed to spending time preparing for and taking exams.
Semester exams will be administered in semester-length courses that include them. However, the resulting scores will only be included in the student’s final course grade if the final grade is improved as a result of the exam score.
We realize the fluctuating instructional models our students have experienced during this first semester of the 2020-2021 school year has been challenging. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate this year together.
John Wyllie, Ed.D., Senior High School Principal
Stephen Dobransky, Intermediate High School Principal