Origins’ grading system is based on students demonstrating mastery on standards aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Our students will still receive grades based on their progress on these standards, but using a standards-based grading system provides much more clarity on the specific skills and content knowledge that a student has mastered or needs to work on. The conversation on our students’ work is then focused on what a student has learned and how they have demonstrated that learning. This transparency provides students and parents with insight into what specifically a grade is based on. We will continue to provide you and your student with information concerning our standards-based grading system as we start the school year.