Southampton School District Board members officially eliminated the traditional ranking and weighting system at Tuesday night’s board meeting. Instead, high school courses will not be weighted and rigor will be reflected in course titles alone. High achievers, meanwhile, will be recognized as cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude, based on academic performance.
The board also approved a new policy that would allow students to take online courses that are not offered at the school, but would be subject to the approval of Dr. Brian Zahn, principal of the high school.
After several months of reviewing the grading and ranking policy, the board finally moved toward what it sees as a... more