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Fair Lawn Academics

Grading System | HonorsBergen County Satellite Center | Withdrawal From School | Driver Education | Summer School


In order to ensure consistency in grading, all teachers will use the following system of marking:

I = Incomplete, two (2) weeks to make up work after the close of the marking period. 

S = Satisfactory                  W = Withdrawn                   X = Excused
P = Pass                              F = Fail

Grade Range Academic/CP Honors      AP
A 94-100 4.0 4.6 5.0
A- 90-93 3.7 4.3 4.7
B+ 87-89 3.3 3.9 4.3
B 83-86 3.0 3.6 4.0
B- 80-82 2.7 3.3 3.7
C+ 77-79 2.3 2.5 2.7
C 73-76 2.0 2.0 2.0
C- 70-72 1.7 1.7 1.7
D 65-69 1.0 1.0 1.0
F 64 or Below 0 0 0


Honors are earned consistent with the following criteria:

High Honors All A's
Honors Minimum of four A's and no C's
Second Honors All B's or better and no C's


In addition to the letter grade indicating a student’s performance in the subject matter, there is provision for a student grade in attitude and responsibility.  This will be indicated by using the numerical key found on the report card.

Computing the Final Grade

A student's final grade is computed based upon the average of four marking period grades and a comprehensive final assessment. The final assessment is an average of the mid-term exam, a performance assessment and the final grade. 
The final course grades shall be the average of the four marking period grades and the mid-term/final examinations. A student who receives an "F" for the third and fourth marking periods and is graded "F" for the exams may be given an "F" as the final course grade regardless of the grade earned for the first two marking periods. 

In order to pass a course, a student must pass two of the five grades. A student having only two of five passing grades must have one of the passing grades in the fourth marking period and the two grades must average a minimum of 0.8 GPA. In all cases, a student's average must equal at least 0.8 in order to receive a passing grade.

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This program provides one-half day of vocational and technical industrial/commercial arts career training, which is coordinated with the student‘s high school schedule.  All academic classes and co-curricular activities are taken at Fair Lawn High School.  Any student who has completed grade nine may apply through the counseling office for admission. 

Reciprocity regarding discipline exists between the two schools.  If a student is suspended from either school, the student is suspended from both schools for the time indicated.


A parent’s written permission must accompany a request to withdraw.  The procedure including an exit conference with Administration is accomplished through the counseling office on the day the withdrawal is affected.  A transfer card or transcript will be issued only after a student has met all obligations.


All students 14 to 18 must have working papers with a new certificate for every change of job.   Working Papers are available in the guidance office.  The student must have the “promise of employment” section filled out by the employer and the medical section completed by the municipal or family doctor. The school record form and a copy of the student’s birth certificate must be returned to the guidance office secretary.  Working papers are issued after 2:35 p.m. daily.


While Driver Education is not a requirement for graduation, Fair Lawn High School is concerned about ensuring all our students become safe drivers.


The Fair Lawn Community School is charged with the responsibility of providing a driver education program.  For the school year 2011-2012, the cost to high school students for this program is $285.00, payable to the Fair Lawn Community School and $10.00 for the New Jersey State permit.  Students should check with their physical education teachers or contact the Fair Lawn Community School at (201)794-5450 ext. 2367 for detailed information.


Fair Lawn High School will be offering remedial (make up) classes over the 2017 summer for students who need to repeat a course they have already taken, but did not receive credit for. Click here for more information.

Educere Courses

Students may also register for online courses through Educere. Questions about Educere courses should be directed to Mrs. Isabelle Ramirez in Guidance. Please keep the following information in mind when registering for summer courses:

  1. Students may only take a maximum of two (2) courses over the summer, whether they are done at FLHS, through Educere, or a combination of the two.
  2. The final exam date is Thursday, July 27 at 8:00am. If you are unavailable to sit for this exam date, you cannot register for the Educere option.
  3. All lessons and any related work must be completed prior to the final exam. The student will not be permitted to sit for the exam until they have completed the entire course.

Register for Educere courses here.

Directions to FLHS

Fair Lawn High School

14-00 Berdan Ave.     GOOGLE MAPS

Fair Lawn, NJ 07410