Due to COVID-19, CVHS is not able to function as it should. Events have been cancelled, distance learning continues, students are under stress, and grades are difficult to fairly determine. One of the most concerning adjustments for students is the new grading system, a credit or no credit system. The Olympian supports this process of grading due to the circumstances we find ourselves in.
This credit or no credit system is fair in a public high school. Many students need leniency when it comes to internet access. Although distance learning is a great alternative, it was unexpected and many students are not able to have constant access to the internet or a computer.
Furthermore, special education students also need support and may need more time on a particular lesson. Families are also facing significant problems that may include financial or medical setbacks. COVID-19 presents many difficulties in which students should be given flexibility when it comes to grading.
As simple as credit or no credit sounds, there are also drawbacks that come with the proposition. Many students will not feel motivated to complete their work. A-level students will also get the same grading mark as a B,C, or D-level students, which is a concern in the long run when it comes to transcripts.
However, due to the setbacks of COVID-19, we at The Olympian support credit-no credit because of the extreme circumstances. Students must motivate themselves to do their best and learn without grades for a change.