The grade card contains the following information each semester:
- A letter grade for the first and second nine-week periods.
- A letter grade for the exam.
Each reporting period is 40% of the semester average while the exam equals 20%. The final percentage determines the letter grade that is listed on the transcript.
The semester grade is determined by multiplying the 1st marking period grade by two as shown in the chart below. The 2nd marking period grade is also multiplied by two. Finally, the exam grade is added to the sum of both marking periods and divided by five.
1st Quarter Grade
2nd Quarter Grade
1st Semester Exam
A+ A- A- = (99 x 2) + (91 x 2) + 91 = 471/5 = 94.2 = A
A minimum total of 300 is necessary to receive a passing grade for the semester.
GRADING SCALE & CONVERSION CHART
Honors Conversion Equivalent
Advanced Placement Conversion Equivalent
Did Not Attempt
- The top of the grading scale is capped at 100 while the bottom is set at 50.
- For honors classes, a student earning the grade of A+ through C- will receive an additional .5 on the semester average GPA.
- For Advanced Placement (AP) classes, a student earning the grade of A+ through C- will receive an additional 1.0 on the semester average GPA.
- A student earning any combination of two F’s in one semester automatically fails the course.
- A student may receive a grade of “P” if in the teacher’s judgment the effort is commensurate with a passing grade.
- “I” is incomplete. An “I” must be removed within ten school days or it becomes an “F” unless the administration grants an extension.
- “W” is a withdrawal from the course.
- “DNA” (Did Not Attempt) is a designation used for students who do not attempt an exam. The DNA value is zero. DNA designation may include, but not be limited to: Non-attendance, attendance but not attempted, answers minimal questions, answers are random and indicates a student had not read the questions, and final score is extremely low and does not show work if required.
- Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by multiplying the semester average GPA points by the semester credit value for each class. The total GPA points per semester are divided by the total credit values to equal the semester cumulative GPA.