Satisfactory Progress Policy

Satisfactory Progress at LCI

The following is a summary of the Satisfactory Progress Policy:

Grades:

  • Students are expected to maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher (equivalent to a C average; 73% or better)
  • Students whose GPA for a given term is lower than 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation for the following term
  • If a student is placed on Academic Probation for three (3) consecutive terms of study, the student will be dismissed
  • If a student is placed on Academic Probation for six (6) terms, cumulatively, the student will be dismissed

Proficiency:

  • Students are expected to spend up to two (2) terms at a proficiency level in any subject (LCI currently offers classes at 8 levels of proficiency)
  • Promotion decisions are based on results of progress tests  (progress testing is conducted during the last 2 weeks of each term)
  • Students who repeat a level more than once (remaining at the same level for 5 or more terms) will be provided with an ILP aimed at improving their proficiency
  • Students with ILPs must demonstrate a good faith effort to improve their proficiency and advance through the levels

Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs):

  • Students are provided with ILPs if they repeat a level more than once
    • Two terms (12-14 weeks) is the expected length of study for one level
    • Students studying at the same level in a particular subject for 3 or 4 terms are considered to be repeating a level
    • Students studying at the same level in a particular subject for 5 or more terms are considered to be repeating a level more than once
  • An LCI student who has remained at the same level for 5 or more terms must sign an ILP agreement
  • Students with ILP agreements meet with an administrator to discuss the ILP
  • Students with ILPs are expected to demonstrate a good faith effort to improve their proficiency by completing specified actions
  • Students who do not meet their ILP goals and have not completed the actions specified on their ILP will be placed on ILP Non-Compliance probation during the following term
  • If a student is placed on ILP Non-Compliance Probation for three (3) consecutive terms of study, the student will be dismissed
  • If a student is placed on ILP Non-Compliance Probation for six (6) terms, cumulatively, the student will be dismissed

NOTE: Current students may access the complete Satisfactory Progress Policy by logging on to the website and accessing the "Student Group"