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Academics

Bettendorf Middle School teachers work with students to help them reach their potential.

More academic information is available in the MS Parent/Student Handbook

Grading Guidelines

Bettendorf Middle School teachers expect students to work to their fullest potential. Using established guidelines, house teachers gauge a student’s academic progress and the effort expended on individual studies throughout the year. This progress is recorded quarterly in the form of a report card, which is mailed home or sent home with the students. In addition, the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus provides 24-hour access to student grades and assignments.

Teachers create a portfolio of student work that may include standardized test scores, written assignments, artwork, etc. It will be shared with parents during student-led parent-teacher conference time to provide an alternative method of assessment.

The house teachers use several factors to determine academic grades. These may include such factors as test scores, oral participation, completion and quality of assignments, higher-level thinking, and participation according to individual ability. The academic grade is based on the standard scale of 100 percent, 90 percent, 80 percent, 70 percent, 60 percent, etc., where appropriate.

Academics & CoursesStudents making individual pizzas

  • Art
  • Career Basics
  • Career Pathways
  • Digital Literacy
  • Gifted& Talented
  • Guidance & Counseling
  • Extended Learning Program (ELP)
  • Health Class
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Media Center
  • Music - Instrumental & Vocal
  • Personal Finance
  • Practical Living Skills
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education
  • World Language

Girls in vocal music class