Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Overview

Our goal is to ensure that we provide vision, leadership and expertise in the development of curricular and instructional systems and programs that are research based, student-centered and address the standards outlines in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and English Language Proficiency standards (ELPS).

Staff Contacts

M. Scott Carothers, M.Ed.
SAPI Corporate Instructional Officer

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1218 S Presa
San Antonio, TX 78210

Office (210) 227-0295
Fax (210)-227-7879

  1. Grading Policy
  2. Assessments
  3. SAPI Approved Courses
  4. Graduation Requirements


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dba, MidValley Academy Charter District CD#108-804
dba, Paso Del Norte Academy Charter District CD#071-803
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Charter District Grading Guidelines

2015-2016 SY and Thereafter

Board Approved August 22, 2015
The 82nd Legislature has made sweeping reforms to the state educational system. A major reform has been the elimination of the requirement that the results of the End of Course (EOC) assessments of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) count as 15% of the final course grade. Therefore, grading guidelines will be revised as follows:
  1. The passing grade for all courses is a 70, except for those taken under the API program. The passing score for the API will continue to be an 80, as required under that program’s guidelines.
  2. Final grades will be determined using the following method of averaging grades, 50% for daily work, 35% quizzes and tests, and 15% for final exam.


  1. A student will attain credit for a course with EOC assessment as follows:
  1. The student passes the course and the EOC assessment.
  2. The student passes the course but fails the EOC assessment. The student is required to retake the EOC assessment. Remediation must be provided.
  3. The student fails the course but passes the first administration of the EOC assessment. The student does not have to retake the course, provided he/she works with the teacher to bring the course grade to passing (70).
  4. A student will be denied credit if the student fails both the course and the EOC assessment.


  1. Starting with the 2015-2016 school year half credits for one credit courses may not be earned. Cycle grades for one credit courses will be averaged and full credit will be earned at the end of the semester, no partial credit will be assigned.
  1. Partial credit will not be given if the student passes only one portion of a one credit course. On the failed portion, a student with a grade of 65 – 69 has 10 school days immediately after the end of the nine week period to make up the work with the teacher and achieve a passing grade for the failed portion. If the student fails to make a passing grade within the 10 days, at the end of the semester the student may have to retake the full class again. The Academy Director has the option of scheduling the student or having him/her take the course through self-paced, on-line courses, summer school, etc.


Assessments - TAKS - STAAR - TELPAS


SAPI Approved Courses

 **Requests to Add Courses Must be Submitted to the Superintendent **

Graduation Requirements