It is necessary for a student to be in regular attendance in order to grasp the important aspects of every course. Failure to do so will result in losing information and inter-related experiences with teachers and peers essential to the fulfillment of the criteria established for each course.
Report card grades are based on each grading period and are not cumulative. It is necessary to obtain a passing grade each report period to be guaranteed a passing final grade for the subject. Simply accumulating grades during the first semester or first few grading periods in order to expect a passing grade on the basis of final grade average is not a proper approach to your education.
Subject grades are issued every nine weeks. Generally, report cards are distributed the third day following the close of a report period. Accelerated Reader reports will be attached to the report card.
Incomplete grades must be made up within ten school days after the current grading period. Exceptions will be determined by the teacher and approved by administration. If incomplete work is not completed within the designated time, a “zero” will be assigned to incomplete assignments and the final grade will be averaged. It is the responsibility of the student/parent (guardian) to see that his/her work is made up to comply with the above requirements.
Percentages of .5 or greater will be rounded up to the next whole number. Percentages of .4 or less will remain the same.
Weighted Classes include: College English, Advanced Chemistry, Calculus, Anatomy and Physiology, and a variety of Distance Learning courses including Latin 1, Latin 2, Latin 3, Latin Literature, Honor Physics, AP Physics, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Psychology, AP Macroeconomics, AP US Government, AP History, AP Literature and Composition, and US and Global Economics.
The following formula is used to determine GPA:
(Letter Grade) * (Course Unit) * (Academic Weight) = Quality Points
# of Credits
# of Credits
Grade Report Mid-Nine Week
Teachers will inform parents by written notice concerning a student’s progress or impending failure. These notices are to be sent during the fifth week of the nine-week grading period.HONOR ROLL
Highest Honor – 95% and Above
High Honor – 90% to 94.9999%
Honor – 85% to 89.9999%
Percentages are an average of all marking period grades. Any grade earned which is lower than an 80% makes the student ineligible for the honor roll.