Our school year is divided into two semesters. Students should choose courses that will not limit future career choices while being realistic about personal commitment and motivation. Therefore, before selecting courses, consider the following 2 points:
Did you achieve a clear and solid pass (70% and above) in your subjects in the previous year?
- Are you prepared to do the work required in the courses you have chosen?
Student evaluations are based on daily work, assignments, tests, and exams. At the beginning of each semester, students receive a course outline which identifies grade distribution. Each course requires a certain number of obligatory summative assignments to be submitted. These assignments must be completed in a timely manner and are weighed in determining the final grade for the course. These assignments will be clearly identified by the teacher and students will be provided the necessary time to complete them. A final grade for the course will be withheld until such time as students submit all critical summative assignments, satisfactorily meeting the evaluative criteria for each assignment.
Most courses include a final exam. The value of the exam is as follows: Grade 9 - 20%, Grade 10 - 20%, Grade 11 - 25% and Grade 12 - 30%.
Final exams for the first semester start at the end of January 2016
- Final exams for the second semester start in June 2016
In some courses, exams are a process and may start four to five days prior to the official exam period.
These exam dates are final and cannot be changed for individual students except in circumstances deemed an emergency by the administration.
Please note that family vacations are not considered exceptions and should not be planned during these times.
Test and assignment retakes
The philosophy of retakes is that they are a privilege not a right. Therefore, this privilege is only given at the discretion of the teacher who will consider the following factors: effort, attitude, and the difficulty of the element in question. To be eligible for a retake, students must demonstrate that they have earned the right. (Students can attend remedial classes, do extra research, discuss with the teacher, and work in Student services as examples of demonstrating the desire to improve their academic results.)
CJS offers a semester schedule. There are five 75-minute periods per day. Some music classes are taught before 8:30, during the lunch period, and after 3:45. We follow the 6-day school cycle.
|1||8:30 to 9:45||A||A||A||A||A||A|
|2||9:45 to 11:00||B||B||B||B||B||B|
|3||11:00 to 12:15||C||C||C||C||C||C|
|||12:15 to 1:15||Lunch |
|4||1:15 to 2:30||D||D||D||D||D||D|
|5||2:30 to 3:45||E||E||E||E||E||E|