EOY Grading & Summer Credit Recovery Information

End of Year Grading Flexibility - Reminders

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During the current 2020-21 school year, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has adopted a grading policy change to provide flexibility for students in high school to designate up to two of their current school year courses as “Pass” status instead of a passing grade for their final mark. 

As you review your high school student’s third quarter report card, please consider the flexibility that will be applied to final marks:

  • Students receiving a final mark of “F” in any course will be automatically assigned a mark of “NM” (no mark) as the final mark at the end of the school year. A “NM” awards no credit for the course, and students will not be eligible for the next level of the course; however, the “NM” will not factor into a student’s grade point average (GPA). 
    • See more information below on our summer credit recovery program.  
  • Students may select a mark of “P” (pass) for up to two courses for which a passing grade is earned for the final mark. A mark of “P” indicates that a student has earned credit for the course, but the mark of “P” will not impact that student’s GPA.
    • Action Needed: Should you wish to designate one or two courses as Pass status for anticipated grades of “A” through “D”, the Pass-No Mark Status Form must be submitted to your child’s school counselor Deadline: TBD  (The school division deadline was May 10, 2021, we have requested that this deadline be extended.  Once the new deadlines have been posted, we will provide an update.)  
    • Students and families are encouraged to carefully consider the option to request a Pass instead of a passing letter grade or final mark. Additional information including considerations and frequently asked questions are available here.  

Credit Recovery Program  - Summer 2021

This summer, Oakton High School will be offering credit recovery for our students who receive a final grade of No Mark (NM). NM is being used this year in lieu of an F to limit the impact of virtual learning on a student’s grade point average. However, students will still need to recover the course credit.  We have joined with McLean High School and Langley High School for our summer credit recovery program, with McLean High School serving as the host site.  By combining sites, we hope to be able to offer all courses our students would need.

Oakton  counselors will soon be reaching out to families of students who may need to sign up for credit recovery this summer. They will have additional information on how best to sign up for the credit recovery program. 

There are two sessions offered this summer. The first session runs from Monday, June 28 - Friday, July 16 and the second session runs from Wednesday, July 21 - Friday, August 6. The registration window opens April 26 and closes June 21 (first session) and July 12 (second session). Counselors will assist in the sign up process. Credit Recovery offers opportunities for students to recover course credit(s), prepare to retake an SOL test, prepare to take a WorkKeys test, or develop academic language and skills necessary for success in future credit-bearing English and mathematics classes. Here is a table of course start and end dates:

Types of Courses

Start Dates

End Dates

Session One:

  • Credit Recovery
  • SOL Remediation
  • ESOL Numeracy and Literacy

Monday, June 28

Friday, July 16

Session Two:

  • Credit Recovery
  • SOL Remediation
  • ESOL Numeracy and Literacy

Wednesday, July 21

Friday, August 6

WorkKeys Writing Remediation

Tuesday, July 6

Friday, July 16

WorkKeys Reading Remediation

Wednesday, July 21

Friday, July 30

Additionally, we will be offering ESOL Numeracy and Literacy courses for our English Language Learners who may need additional support after the past school year. Oakton High School administrators and counselors will be reaching out to families soon with more information.Each school day starts at 8:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm. Grab and go breakfasts and lunches will be available and free for all students who attend credit recovery.   Transportation will also be provided for those who require it.  

If you have any questions regarding credit recovery, please reach out to your student’s counselor. Counselor contact information is below.


Students with Last Names


Katie Warehime



Chalres Grausz


AVID 10&11


Magaly Rivas-Wyatt


ESOL Level 1-2


Alyson Calvello



Elizabeth Chase-Kang



Tamarah Stanley



Cameron MacDonald


AVID 9&12


Laura Osborne



Fred Priester



Jessica Vilbas




























Martha Rodeheaver

Credit Recovery Assistant Principal