OIS Equivalence Table, for host country (Portugal):
Our end of year marking scheme records progress on a scale from 7 (Excellent) to 1 (Very Poor). Please see Portaria 433/2005, April 19th for equivalence (on our website). If a student achieves, in either the MYP or DP, a 3 or below in three or more subjects (all subjects are included) this may constitute failure of the year.
Achievement grades of 3 or less should be viewed as failing grades or at least indicating lack of readiness to proceed to the subsequent year's study.
1. All absences from school must be accompanied by a letter from the parents explaining the absence.
2. Justified absences include:
a) Doctor's appointment with medical certificate or letter.
b) Illness: for less than three days, students must bring a note from a parent.
for three days or more, students must bring a medical certificate for the full period of absence.
c) Special circumstances approved by the school.
3. All other absences are considered unjustified, including exclusion from a classroom for disruptive behaviour, holidays that extend into school days not pre-authorised by school, etc.
4. Arriving late to a lesson or to morning registration is unjustified. When this occurs frequently without a written notification, a meeting with parents is required.
5. More than five days of unjustified absence may constitute failure of that year.
6. More than five unjustified absences from any single subject may constitute failure of that subject for the year.
7. Total number of absences mounting to less than 83% attendance in one school year may constitute failure of that year.
8. If a student is absent for more than 5 consecutive days without written notification from parents, he/she will be considered withdrawn from the school.