Elementary school offers a Grade 1 to Grade 6 class program. The goals of the program is to train students to attain true education through harmonious development of physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social well-being. Students are trained to experience challenge, success, learning from mistakes, academic excellence, and the development of independent skills as they start from simple reading and writing to understanding/ analyzing and problem-solving tasks. Different/various subjects offered and corresponding unit equivalent are explained in detail below.
The Elementary Curriculum offers three programs:
• A Beka
• A Beka + Cambridge (Elective)
• A Beka + Cambridge (ESL)
The Academic Policy for taking these programs is as follows:
• A Beka
As our core program, this is compulsory for all students.
• A Beka + Cambridge (Elective):
i. Taken only by non-ESL students
ii. Covers 3 core subjects: English, Math, and Science
iii. Free progression test at the end of Grade 1 – 5; and a checkpoint test at the end of Grade 6 with extra test fee for each Cambridge core subject
iv. The last chance to take this is in Grade 5.
v. There will be an additional book fee for this program.
• A Beka + Cambridge (ESL):
New/transferee ESL students are recommended by the Administrators after the interviews based on each student’s English proficiency.
Report card of every students will be given during the mid-semester and end-of-semester (final). Academic report will use the weighted average grading system.
Mid-Term Grading System:
Behavior 5/75% = 6.67%
Attendance 10/75% = 13.33%
Assignments 10/75% = 13.33%
Unit Tests 15/75% = 20.00%
Quizzes 10/75% = 13.33%
Mid-term Examination 25/75% = 33.33%
Final Grading System:
Unit Tests 15%
Mid-term Grade 25%
Final Examination 25%
• The passing grade for a subject is 75%.
• A grade below 75% is considered a failing mark.
• Final Grade for promotion to the next level is taken from the second semester evaluation. If a student has more than two failing grades, that student WILL NOT be promoted to the next level.
• INCOMPLETE grades SHOULD be completed within two weeks after the report card distribution.
GRADE VALUE GRADE LETTER AND EQUIVALENT
98 – 100 A Excellent
95 – 97 A- Superior
92 – 94 B+ Very Good
89 - 91 B Good
86 - 88 B- Satisfactory
83 – 85 C+ Above Average
80 - 82 C Average
77 - 79 C- Below Average
75 - 76 D Pass 74 and below F Fail
Honors/Awards in Recognition and Graduation Certificates attainable through these programs are:
i. Cambridge Diagnostic Report
This may be attained by taking the Progression Test at the end of grade 6, after enrolling in the Cambridge program from the elective courses we offer.
ii. MIS Certificate
After completing grade 6 under A Beka curriculum, all students will receive this certificate by passing the final examination prepared by the school.
iii. Government Certificate This certificate maybe attained by grade 6 students who will take the Regional examination offered by the school and composed by the government.
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The ultimate goal of Manado Independent School is to assist and facilitate students in attaining a high standard of educational excellence, religious and moral values and emotional strength.