High School Transcript and Grades / Grading Policy

The academic year is comprised of two semesters, fall and spring.  Each semester is divided into three 6-week marking periods.  Report cards are issued at the end of each marking period.  Final grades are issued at the end of each semester.  All final grades are recorded on the academic transcript.

Students are graded on a 100 point scale.  The minimum passing score is 65%.  grades are given in 1% increments.  Each teacher is responsible for disseminating and implementing his/her department's grading policy.

If a student's final semester mark is 65% or higher, he or she will earn credit for the course.  If the final semester mark is less than 65%, no credit will be awarded.

Final grades are averaged in order to determine each student's cumulative grade point average (GPA.)  For the purpose of calculating a student's academic average, marks in honors courses are weighted by a factor of 1.05, and AP courses are weighted by a factor of 1.1.  Full credit courses count for more than courses that meet less frequently.  In deciding whether to admit students, colleges look very closely at the GPA.

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