The MCS school year consists of 37 weeks of classroom work. School commences in August each year, finishing the following June. The school year breaks into the following periods:
First Semester Mid August - Mid January
Fall Break Mid October
Christmas Break Mid December - early January
Second Semester – Mid January - Early June
Spring Break – 2 Weeks in March
Summer Break - Early June- early August
To keep parents as well-informed as possible, the school year has been divided into four 9-week quarters. At the end of each quarter, grades are issued. At the end of each semester (18 weeks), a semester grade is given and recorded in the office on the student\'s permanent record.
In grade 4-6 letter grades have the following meanings.
E – Excellent (working well above average)
G – Good (consistently working at an average level or above)
S – Satisfactory (just about achieving the standard required, a low average)
N – Needs improvement (below average)
In grade 7-12 Letter grades (A B C D F) are used.
A is awarded for consistently excellent work.
B for work that is of commendable standard.
C for work that is satisfactory.
D is the lowest passing grade.
F is awarded only when it is considered that the student must repeat the course.
A is the highest possible and D the lowest possible passing grade.
+ or - can be used within the other grades.