• V. MARKING SYSTEM

    A. The following letter grades are used to indicate student progress:


    MARK


    NUMERICAL EQUIVALENT


    A


    90 - 100


    B


    80 -  89


    C


    70 -  79


    D


    60 -  69 [Lowest passing grade] 


    E


    Below 60


    I


    Incomplete

    B. An “Incomplete” is given when a student has yet to complete the work for a particular marking period.  All incomplete work must be completed by the interim of the following marking period.

    C. In certain situations, a “G” is given when a student is not required to complete any additional work for a given marking period. 

    D. Grade Point Average/Class Rank

    1. Weighted Grade Point Average:  To compute the weighted average using the chart above, identify the difficulty level at which a course is offered (AP/H, A, R), and multiply the weighted point value by the number of credits a course is worth.  The sum of all quality points earned is then divided by the number of credits attempted. Because grades are weighted for each ability level, the weighted grade point average recognizes the level of difficulty of the courses selected.  Rank is computed off of weighted GPA.

     Chart of Weighting Equivalents


    GRADE


    AP/H


    A


    R


    A  [90 - 100]


    7


    6


    5


    B  [80 -   90]


    6


    5


    4


    C  [70 -  79]


    5


    4


    3


    D  [60 -  69]


    4


    3


    2

     

    1. Un-Weighted Grade Point Average:  Beginning with the class of 2000, an un-weighted grade point average will be computed in addition to the weighted grade point average.  All subjects in the curriculum will be included. The final grade factor is multiplied by the number of credits assigned to each course.  The sum of all points earned is then divided by the total credits attempted by each student.



    GRADE


    AP/H


    A


    R


    A  [90 - 100]


    4


    4


    4


    B  [80 -   90]


    3


    3


    3


    C  [70 -  79]


    2


    2


    2


    D  [60 -  69]


    1


    1


    1

     

    1. Rank is calculated using weighted GPA at the end of 11th grade (6th semester), at the end of the first semester of 12th grade (7th semester), and at the end of the 12th grade (8th semester).  The valedictorian is determined by the rank at the end of the 8th semester.  

    2. Starting with the class of 2010, Seniors will have the option to either report or not report their rank on their transcripts sent to colleges.  Please see your school guidance counselor for further information and procedures as well as guidance in making this decision.