A Firm Foundation

St. Bede’s offers a firm educational foundation to every student. We will place important academic related information for you below.

Grading Scale

St. Bede Catholic School follows the code required by the School Department of the Diocese of Oakland for grades 4-8:

  • A 95-100
    • Outstanding achievement
    • High quality
  • A- 90-94
  • B+ 87-89
  • B 83-86
    • Above average
    • Good progress
  • B- 80-82
  • C+ 77-79
  • C 73-76
    • Average achievement
    • Usual quality of work for this grade
  • C- 70-72
  • D+ 67-69
  • D 63-66
    • Below average
    • Effort is needed to meet the requirement for this grade
  • D- 60-62
  • F 59 or below
    • Unsatisfactory
    • Failure to produce acceptable quality work

Academics Graphic

The foundation of a successful campus begins in the classroom. Academics are front and center with St. Bede Catholic School offering a strong academic curriculum with an emphasis on Catholic values.

Our teachers go the extra mile when preparing lessons to ensure the academic achievement of all of our students. We recognize that with parents, the primary educators, the goal of the school is to help each child realize his or her highest potential.

Our curriculum includes daily religious instruction, reading, math, science, English, social studies, and the use of integrated technology throughout our curriculum. In addition, we also offer art, music, and physical education.

Students have the opportunity to work with teachers after school for additional help or to request teen tutors. We encourage our parents to check their students’ progress frequently. For a student to achieve to his/her potential, we expect the following to happen:

  • Exercise of sufficient effort to achieve satisfactory in all subjects
  • Active participation in class discussions and projects
  • Satisfactory completion of class and home assignments
  • Each student is responsible for his/her own work. 
    • We will require that students who allow others to copy their work or who copy from other sources (students, books, the Internet, etc.) receive a zero for the work submitted and redo the assignment(s).

Homework Guide

Teachers give homework for the purpose of reinforcing learning that has taken place in class and fostering habits of independent study. Teachers will address the topic of homework during “Back-to-School Night,” parent-teacher conferences, and in class newsletters.

We recommend the following amounts of time for daily homework:

  • TK/Kindergarten: 15-20 Minutes
  • Grades 1-2: 30 Minutes
  • Grades 3-4: 30-45 Minutes
  • Grades 5-6: 45-60 Minutes
  • Grades 7-8: 60-90 Minutes

Teachers may assign weekend homework as well. This may be for enrichment purposes, long-range reports, or for making up work that a student has missed due to absence, poor health, or other reasons.

Academic Achievement Awards

Our Honor Roll recognizes significant academic achievement, outstanding effort, or significant improvement each trimester of the academic year.

Principal’s Honor Roll Requirements – 

  • A cumulative average for the trimester of 3.5 or better in religion, language arts, literature, math, social studies, and science 
  • A grade of S, I, U, or 3 in any area disqualifies a student for Principal’s Honor Roll for that trimester.

Final determination of Principal’s Honor Roll status rests with the teachers and the principal. Principal’s Honor Roll is open to grades 4 - 8. A “B” is the lowest grade a student may earn to receive Principal’s Honor Roll.

Minimum Criteria for the Honor Roll -

  • A cumulative grade point average for the trimester of 3.0 - 3.49 in religion, language arts, literature, math, social studies, and science 
  • A grade of S or above in Social Growth/Work Habits; conduct grades of S or above, or, if applicable, a “2” or above (for grading of 1, 2, or 3, in these areas)
  • Students may not earn a grade lower than a “B“ in any subject area

Final determination of honor roll status rests with the teachers and the principal. Honor roll is open to grades 4 - 8. In addition, we may give special awards at other times or at the end of the school year.

Students of the Month - 

  • Teachers determine our students of the month, and they are presented to all grades at a weekly assembly

Catholic Social Principle -

  • Teachers determine the recipients of this award, and it is presented to those students at an awards assembly