Keep traditional grades, GPA, class rank and Valedictorian at Keene High School.

Keep traditional grades, GPA, class rank and Valedictorian at Keene High School.

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Rhonda Patnode started this petition to Keene High School Administration and

Competency based education has been mandated by the state and has arrived at Keene High School.  Our students and teachers are navigating through the new structure and we are confident that our school will be successful in educating our children.  We are not against the concept of competency based learning.  We understand it is a state mandate and that it can provide the flexibility teachers need to  meet the wide range of abilities in our student population.   

However, as parents of Keene High students there are concerns regarding plans to drop the traditional grading system; GPA scores, class rank and Valedictorian.  This aspect of competency based learning is not defined nor mandated by the state.  We feel strongly this traditional measure of success should remain as part of the grading system.  Students deserve the recognition that comes with GPA, class rank and the possibility of leading their classmates as Valedictorian.

In addition and probably most important are the school transcripts that will go with our children as they apply to colleges and for scholarships.  These are crucial for their success in applying to schools and mitigating the expense that comes with advanced education.  The vast majority of schools and scholarship application requirements require, GPA and class rank.  

Please join us in communicating to Keene High School Administration, the School Board and to SAU29 district officials that we want to retain the traditional grading structure along with competency based grading and summative evaluations.  

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