Academic Standards

The staff at Avery’s Creek Elementary School holds high academic standards for all students.  Academic growth of all students is important to us. In order for us to help students be successful, the student must:

  1. Be Proactive! Have pencils, paper, books and library books.

  2. Put First Things First and complete homework and assignments on time.

  3. Think Win Win and be neat and accurate.

  4. Put First Things First and use time wisely in school

  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood and listen carefully to directions and to class discussions and participate at the designated times.

  6. Synergize and cooperate with other students and staff members.

Progress Reports/Report Cards in Homebase/Powerschool

At the beginning of the school year, parents will receive a letter from grade-level teachers explaining the progress report procedure. Also, grade-level expectations, which are aligned with the Common Core Standards, will be shared with parents at a conference early in the school year. Parents will have access to child’s academic progress through the Parent Portal in Homebase/Powerschool: https://buncombe.powerschool.com/public/
Parents need to request an account and password from the data manager in person in order to activate the Parent Portal. Homebase/Powerschool is the NC centralized student record system which includes a personalized/confidential section for students and their parents.

Academic Performance

A minimum of two academic performance conferences will be held yearly; at least one parent/teacher conference in the fall and a student-led conference in the spring. We encourage ongoing communication between school and home, however, to enhance student success. Anytime you have a concern about your child’s progress, you should contact the teacher. Parents of students K-3 will receive a parent letter indicating student’s reading proficiency and suggestions on how to help your child become a better reader. These reports are generated through our current reading assessment program: mClass 3D. If students need additional assistance a Personal Education Plan (PEP) is developed with parent participation.

Withdrawal Procedure

Students who are withdrawing from school should notify the data manager.  An official withdrawal form will be signed by the teacher, the media specialist and the cafeteria manager. This is to ensure that all books are turned in and all fees/fines are paid. The completed withdrawal form will be officially stamped and sent home with the student for the new school.  Transcripts and student records will be forwarded once a record request has been received.

Homework

Homework will be given to students as a regular follow up to classroom activities. Homework is a learning process which should improve the mastery of skills. If students have difficulty with homework and the parent cannot assist, please send your child’s teacher a brief note so the teacher can assist your child.

 
Grading Scale Policy for Grades 3 and 4 
In compliance with the NC State Board of Education, the Buncombe County Board of Education has approved the following grading scale. 
 
A: 90-100
B: 80-89
C: 70-79
D: 60-69
F: <59
 
Report cards will only show numerical grades. Please note that this scale does not include "pluses" or "minuses".  

Students in grades 1 and 2 are graded  on a rubric scale 1-4 and will receive report cards each quarter.  Kindergarten students only receive report cards the last quarter.