All grades will be represented by percentages. Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated on a weighted and unweighted basis. Weighted GPA includes the percentage earned times 1.15 for an AP course and 1.1 for an honors course (as listed below); unweighted GPA includes the percentage earned. 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/her report card. Students will receive the percentage earned during the fourth quarter, mid-term, and final exam.
To equate percentages to a letter grade, please use the following scale:
- A 90 - 100%
- B 80 - 89%
- C 70 - 79%
- D 60 - 69%
- F 59% and below
AP and Honors Classes
The District will operate Advance Placement (AP) classes as determined by student registration. AP classes are weighted at a rate of 1.15 times the percentage earned. These classes include: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. History, AP Statistics; AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics. Students who do not achieve at least a 70% in an AP class will not receive weighted credit for that class. The Allegheny Valley School District encourages all students enrolled in an AP course to take the end-of-year AP exam and will cover the cost of each test. Students who do not score a 3 or above on an end-of year AP exam will be responsible to reimburse the School District the cost of the exam.
Two honors classes will be offered in Honors Trig/Pre-Calc and Honors Chemistry as determined by student registration. These classes will be weighted at a rate of 1.1 times the percentage earned. Students who do not achieve at lease a 70% in an honors class will not receive weighted credit for that class.
Honor Roll - To qualify, a student must earn an 80% or higher with no one credit class reporting below 80% and carry a minimum of seven credits.
High Honor Roll - To qualify, as student must earn a 94% or higher with no one credit class reporting below 80% and carry a minimum of seven credits.
To qualify for the annual Honors Banquet, a student must have a minimum GPA of 94% for the first three quarters of the current school year. In calculating GPAs for this event, numbers are not rounded to the nearest whole number.