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Fair Lawn Academics

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


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S = Satisfactory                  W = Withdrawn                   X = Excused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.


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.

Directions to FLHS

Fair Lawn High School

14-00 Berdan Ave.     GOOGLE MAPS

Fair Lawn, NJ 07410