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Computer Science

Computer Science

Grading and Testing Policies




Exams and quizzes and projects

75% to 80%


5 to 20%

Class participation

up to 15%

Lab work

up to 15%


  • Due to the differences in required work for each course, individual teachers may announce more precise percentage limits in class, within the ranges listed above.


  • A minimum of two announced full period exams or their equivalent will be given each marking period.


  • Quizzes may be announced or unannounced, may last no more than 10 minutes, and be weighted as no more than 20% of one exam.


  • Projects are multi day assignments which students will be expected to develop both at home and in class. They can be weighted as an exam.


  • Mini projects are projects of a short duration (two to three days). They can be weighted at up to 20% of one exam.


  • Lab work includes time allotted to work on assigned projects in the computer lab.


  • Students who are medically excused (absent) on test days must have their parent call the school switchboard at (212) 312-4800 (after 8:00 AM) to leave a message for the student’s teacher informing them of their child's illness. Parents are asked to leave a contact phone number for verification.


  • The final exam shall be weighted as no more than two exams.


  • Students found to be cutting on the date of an exam will receive a score of 0 on the exam.


  • Students found to have plagiarized some or all of a project or are otherwise caught cheating on an exam, project, mini project, or quiz, will receive a grade of 0 for the assignment.