While good grades are not the main goal of our classes, evaluation is an important tool in teaching and discipleship training. We recognize that, although all people are equal in value, they often differ in their gifts and abilities. As we design our courses and evaluate students' work, we do our best to make sure that students receive grades that properly reflect the effort they put into their studies.
CCBC uses both letter grades and grade points that count toward a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA). This standard grading system makes it easier for our students to transfer credits from CCBC to other academic institutions.
CCBC requires 100% attendance, and all unexcused absences will result in a grade penalty. Faithful class attendance is a vital part of the students' experience at CCBC. Our classes are participatory and interactive, and the quality of the classes would suffer greatly if attendance were optional.
The Registrar's Office is the final authority on all attendance issues, and reserves the right to make the final decisions on which absences are excused.
Students who struggle with academics are enrolled in Academic Lab, a class designed to help students overcome their difficulties and improve their study habits. Academic Lab meets once per week for two hours and provides an opportunity for students to receive special help on an individual basis. It also helps determine if a student would be better suited to a non-degree program.