An academic grade reflects learning a body of knowledge, as well as certain related behaviors and skills, over a period of time. Therefore in evaluating a student, a teacher must consider all of the following when assigning a course grade: academic performance on tests, quizzes, projects, and homework; participation in the learning process; and learning activities. School-related activities such as athletic events, testing, field trips, or other school related functions are considered excused absences from class.
- A 90 - 100%
- B 80 - 89%
- C 70 - 79%
- D 60 - 69%
- F 59% and below
The District will operate Advance Placement (AP) classes. The following classes are considered weighted courses: AP English 11, AP English 12, AP Chemistry, AP American Cultures, Calculus I, Calculus II, and AP Biology. AP classes are weighted at a rate of 1.15 times the percentage earned. All students taking AP classes are required to make a deposit of $75/class, up to two classes. This deposit will be used to purchase AP tests for the student. Students earning a 3 or above on the AP exam will receive a full refund. Students who do not participate in the AP exam will not receive weighted credit for these classes. Students who do not achieve at least a 70% in an advanced course should not be awarded additional percentage points.
There will be a floor of 40% for all subjects for the first, second, and third quarters. This floor would mean that no matter what percentage a student earns, he or she could not receive below a 40% on his or her report card. Students will receive the percentage earned during the fourth quarter, the mid-term and final exams.
In addition, the following levels will be used for honors activities:
- Honor Roll - To qualify, a student must earn an 80% or higher with no one credit classes reporting
- below 80%.
- High Honor Roll - To qualify, a student must earn a 94% or higher with no one credit classes reporting below 80%.
- Honors Banquet - To qualify, a student must average 94% or higher for the first three quarters of the school year.
- National Honor Society - To qualify, cumulative grade point averages beginning with grade 9 are used. By recommendation of the National Honor Society organization, students must earn 90% or higher by the 6th quarter in grade 10, the 10th quarter in grade 11, or the 14th quarter in grade 12.
Students who do not fulfill the course requirements cannot receive credit for the course. Students will be required to complete all course requirements before a grade and credit is assigned. The student will be required to complete all deficiencies or repeat the course for credit. The final quality point average (Q.P.A.) from grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 will be averaged to determine final class rank.