Academic Code

I. Attendance in General Assembly

A. A school day in ZCHHS begins with the general assembly of the students and teachers at 7:00 A.M. in school uniform.
B. The general assembly is held at the quadrangle every first day of the week.
C. All students and teachers are required to be in the general assembly.

 

II. Class Attendance and Punctuality

Regular attendance at classes is one key to academic success. Students are expected to attend classes daily, punctually throughout the school year. Absences and tardiness should be avoided with maximum effort. Attendance is documented in the Attendance Registry and is reflected in the report card. Students are required to strictly follow the school schedules. In ZCHHS, attendance is treated as a matter of discipline and not as a factor affecting the academic ratings.

 

III.Grading System

The scholastic performance of a student is indicated by the mark or grade he/she receives in each subject computed at the end of each quarter. Marks or grades are measurements of student’s progress towards a specified set of educational goals or objectives.

 

IV. Promotion and Retention

A. High School

1. Promotion is by year level and not by subject. To be promoted in any secondary year level, a student must receive a final grade of at least 75% in each subject.
2. Any student who fails in two units at the end of the school year may be allowed to continue his/her studies and be promoted to the next year level provided that the deficiency is completed by enrolling and passing the subjects where he failed during the summer class following said school year. Otherwise he/she has to repeat the whole course.
3. Any student who fails in any three units at the end of the school year shall be retained in the same year level on the following school year.
4. Any student who fails twice in his/her stay in high school is automatically refused readmission.
5. Transferees who are retained in the same year level will not be readmitted.

B. Elementary

1. To be promoted, a pupil must obtain a general average of at least 75%. A pupil who fails in two (2) major subjects must repeat the year’s work even though his/her final average is passing.
2. If the pupil’s general average is 75%, but one or more of its components is 75% or lower, the student is required to attend remedial classes.
3. Transferees who fail in any subject at the end of the school year will be automatically refused readmission.

C. Chinese Language Arts (CLA)

1. To be promoted, a pupil must obtain a general average of 75%. A student who fails two (2) or more units will be retained in the same grade/year level even though his/her average is passing.
2. A student who fails in CLA subject will be required to take remedial classes.
3. Any student who fails twice in the same grade/year level is automatically refused readmission.

 

V. Deportment

A. The grades in deportment are based on the following:

1. Attendance.
2. Good Attitude and Behavior.
3. Social Awareness, Cooperation and Sense of Responsibility.
4. Participation in extra-curricular/co-curricular activities.

B. Deportment of students is graded as A+, A, A–, B+, B, B–, C+, C, C–, D, or E. C is considered satisfactory.

C. A student who obtains a deportment grade of D in two successive grading periods/quarters will be refused readmission in the following school year.

 

VI. Honors and Awards

Honor Cards. From first to third quarter the school gives academic honors to students who excel in their studies during the quarter.

Academic Outstanding Cards are awarded to students who have received a general average of 90% or above with no grades lower than 85% in any subject; and a grade in conduct of B+ or higher for the quarter.

Academic Highly Satisfactory Cards are awarded to students who have received a general average of 87% or above with no grades lower than 84% in any subjects; and a grade in conduct of B+ or higher for the quarter.

Academic Average Cards are awarded to high school students who have received a general average of 85% or above with no grades lower than 83% in any subjects; and a grade in conduct of B+ or higher for the quarter. However, on the fourth quarter, only the top ten of the non-graduating students will be awarded.

 

VII.Tutorial Services

Grades 4, 5, 6 and high school level honor pupils/students are strictly prohibited to attend tutorial classes. The philosophies behind this directive are as follows:
be self-reliant in their studies such that they, too, will learn to explore strategies and possibilities in their study techniques;
be confident in themselves as they develop a study habit without the benefit of tutorial classes;
think in creative and critical ways on how to deal with problems and questions in assignment and in during examinations;
enhance their opportunity to advance themselves as they independently give meaning the lessons in the classroom.

(FOR MORE INFO REFER TO THE STUDENT HANDBOOK)