Every since the coronavirus outbreak closed schools, kids in El Paso have been doing distance learning online. Grading guidelines for the students in the El Paso Independent School District during the stay-at-home order have been released:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS:
1. A grade of Progressing (P) or Not Progressing (NP) will be recorded once a week for 8 weeks.
2. There will not be an overall numerical grade given during the fourth 9 week session for 2nd - 5th graders.
3. During the fourth nine-weeks in TEAMS, Pre-K - 1st grade students will continue to receive a P or NP.
4. A final grade for the semester will be determined by the average of first 3 nine-weeks grades.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:
1. Teachers will give feedback about students with both numeric grades and participation in EPISD@HOME. There will be at least 8 weekly grades given by teachers to students through the reminder of the school year.
2. There will be a once a week a grade of Passing (P) or Not Passing (NP) given to students.
3. Students will get an overall grade for the 4th nine weeks of P or NP.
4. For students taking high-school credit courses (Spanish and algebra), those classes will follow high-school grading procedure.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
1. Students will get feedback through both numeric grades and participation EPISD@HOME. There will be at least 8 weekly grades given through the reminder of the year.
2. Students will get a once a week grade of Passing (P) or Not Passing (NP).
3. There will be an overall grade for the fourth 9 weeks of P or NP given to students.
4. Spring semester grades will be based on the third 9 weeks. There are exceptions:

Exception No. 1: Students eligible for credit averaging (Example: Student earned 60 during the first semester, a 70 during the third nine weeks, and a 90 during fourth nine weeks, would reflect average 80 in semester grade and earn credit for both semesters.)
Exception No. 2: Students with third nine weeks failures (Example: Student earned 60 during third nine weeks, and 80 during fourth nine weeks would reflect average 70 in semester grade)

If your child is enrolled in EPCC Dual Credit or UT OnRamps courses, they will follow whatever grading guidelines the colleges set forth.