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Academic Programs

Honor Roll:
At the end of each trimester, academic awards will be distributed. The purpose of these awards is to recognize and congratulate those students who have earned excellent grades, evidenced cooperation, and good personal growth. The awards and the criteria are as follows:
 Grades 5-8: Principal’s List First Honors Second Honors
Grades 1 – 4:
Principal’s List First Honors Second Honors
95 – 100% overall average with no grade less than 90% 90 – 94% overall average with no grade less than 85% 85 – 89% overall average with no grade less than 80%
A+ overall average with no grade less than A A overall average with no grade less than B+
B+ overall average with no grade less than B
      Honorable Mention ( Effort) No failures, works to fullest potential, good conduct
For all honors, a student must earn 3’s or 4’s in all subject area progress skills and personal growth.
Students who are late three or more times within a trimester will not qualify for honors.
Each trimester an assembly will be planned to present and recognize those students who have earned honor roll status. Parents will be informed and are encouraged to attend to celebrate the student’s accomplishment.

Testing:
OLPH adheres to NYS Common Core and Diocesan Standards and Testing Regulations. As a requirement to these practices, the following student exams will be administered during the 2014 – 2015 school year: (Check the school calendar for exact dates)
 Grades 3-8 Grades 4,6, 8 Grades 4,6, 8 Grades 4 & 8 Grades 4 & 8
Terra Nova Standardized Tests
NYS ELA Assessment Exam
NYS Mathematics Assessment Exam
NYS Science Lab Performance Assessment NYS Science Written Assessment Exam
Mid-October April April/May May
June
Results of these tests are shared with the parents. Students not meeting the NYS competency level will receive Academic Intervention Services (AIS).