Grade 8 to 9 Recommendations

posted Mar 13, 2020, 3:56 AM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Mar 31, 2020, 4:40 AM ]

How do I see recommendations?

After you have logged into PowerSchool, you will want to select the “Class Registration” option. You will not be able to see this information using the PowerSchool App so please be sure to log into your PowerSchool account via a computer.   


How do teachers make recommendations?

NAMS teachers make recommendations for a student’s placement for the following year based on the classroom performance of the student, the grade the student earns, and the student’s potential to be successful in the subsequent year’s course. Teachers, who see the student every day in the classroom, are best equipped to make this decision. 


What if we don’t agree with the recommendation?

If a family doesn’t agree with the teacher’s recommendation, the student must...

  • Speak with the teacher giving the recommendation about why the recommendation was given.  If the student would still like to be placed in a higher level, the attached Recommendation Override Form should be completed and submitted to Mrs. Faucher. You may submit an override form by emailing a picture or pdf version of the completed form to Grade 8 Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Faucher, at faucherj@northandoverpublicschools.com 


Is there anything else that I should know?

If a family overrides the teacher’s recommendation, the following criteria will apply:

  • The student will not be permitted to drop back down to the level they were recommended for once the class has begun. Student’s schedules will not be changed until the end of the Trimester.

  • The student will not be allowed to audit the class they override.

  • The student will not be allowed to withdraw (W) from the class they override.

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Jorge Goncalves,
Mar 16, 2020, 6:15 AM
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