Grades and Assessments

We want all our students to produce excellent work. Our standards are high and we want to prepare students to have strong options for college and beyond. Assessment of student work helps students and their families understand what the student has learned and how the student has progressed in the different subject areas. Because our courses are designed around compelling topics, learning targets, and projects, we assess student learning in a variety of ways.


BFA model for curriculum and assessment is driven by college-readiness, content, and the mission. Students are constantly pursuing mastery of long-­term learning targets outlined at the beginning of each course. Students are given continuous feedback from their instructors regarding the progress they need to make in order to meet or exceed learning targets.


Teachers, students and parents all have a role in assessing student progress through Standards-based Grading and Student-Involved Assessments.