Are my school records private?
Can anyone see my grades?
If you are under 18, your parents can see your grades. But no one else can unless you give permission.
But what if an employer asks for my grades?
Sometimes employers want to see your gades and what classes you took. Usually, this means you or your parents have to sign a form called a "release" to give them your permission to see your school record.
What about if I'm over 18?
Then, you are an adult. No one can see your school record unless you give them permission.
So should I put grades on my resume?
You don't have to put grades on your resume, but you can if you want. Some people put the average of all of their grades, called a grade point average (GPA), to show how well they have done. Even if you decide to put some classes you've taken on your resume, you still don't need to show your grades. Think this through with your PROMISE team during Career Planning and Placement.
The law that gives you this right is called the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If you want more information about this, go to http://www.ed.gov/technology/draft-netp-2010/FERPA