Grading Scale

Overview

Letter Representation
A 100 - 92
B 91 - 83
C 82 - 74
D 73 - 65
F 64 and below
WP Student had passing grade at time of withdrawal
WF Student had failing grade at time of withdrawal

Note: W/P and W/F will be issued to students who are withdrawing from courses and have met the required time in the course. No credit will be issued for W/P and W/F. (Please see Dropping a Course)

GPA Calculations

Seniors with a GPA of 88 to 91.9 at the end of the first semester, as calculated using the weighted system, will graduate with honors (silver tassel). Seniors with a GPA of 92 and above at the end of the first semester, as calculated using the weighted system, will graduate with high honors (gold tassel). GPA will be calculated to three (3) decimal places.


There are two systems for calculating Grade Point Average, an un-weighted and a weighted scale. The weighted system will only consider courses that are from the academic disciplines of English, World Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Gifted/Talented Seminar, courses designed as Honors, and all Advanced Placement Courses. Class rank is not reported on transcripts.


Note: Any courses that are graded through special grading are excluded from GPA.

Ranking Systems

Unweighted System – All courses are given equal weight and value (This is in effect for all students). Every course a student takes and the grade in the course is included in determining grade point average. This includes courses that are repeated to make up a failure or to improve a grade. Courses taken through a county college or university will not count toward a student’s calculated GPA. This GPA calculation procedure treats all courses equally in value regardless of academic challenge or academic difficulty.

Note: For GPA Calculations, multiply the final numeric grade by the credit value of each course divided by the total credits attempted.


Weighted System – Only subjects in the five traditional areas of English, World Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies plus Gifted/Talented Seminar, Advanced Placement and all other courses designated as Honors courses are included in this GPA calculation system. This includes courses in those subjects that are repeated to make up a failure or to improve a grade. Courses taken through a county college or university will not count toward a student’s calculated GPA. Each subject is assigned a numerical value, according to its “academic challenge”, which determines the number of points added to the final grade for the course. The adjusted final grade is then multiplied by the number of credits earned. The product of this process is then divided by the total academic course credits attempted.


This academic weighted ranking system will apply to all students including transfer students. Courses taken in these academic disciplines at other schools will also be included in this system. Foreign Exchange students will not be included in either the weighted or equal class ranking systems, as they are guests of the Eastern Board of Education.

• Completion of courses to remediate subject failures or to improve grades will receive a value equal to that of the course the student took previously
• Transfer courses will be evaluated by the guidance counselor and included on both unweighted and weighted systems in accordance with the school district’s established criteria
• The final decision with respect to interpretation of the academic weighted GPA system is the responsibility of the school principal

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