School Board Policy 5520: The formal issuance of grades through symbols on a regular basis by the Board in order to promote a process of continuous evaluation of student performance, to inform the student, his/her parents, and counselor of the student's progress and to provide a basis for bringing about improvement in student performance, where such change seems necessary.
The Grading Scale below is to be reflected on all report cards for all instructional programs:
A = 90 — 100 indicates excellent achievement
B = 80 — 90 indicates good achievement
C = 70 — 80 indicates satisfactory achievement
D = 60 — 70 indicates minimal achievement
F = Less than 60 indicates insufficient achievement to earn credit toward graduation
Grade Weights (Academic/Honors)
- Major Formal Summative Assessments - 40%
- Minor Assessments - 20%
- Classwork - 35%
- Homework - 5%
Grade Weights (AP Courses):
- Major Formal Summative Assessments - 50%
- Minor Assessments - 30%
- Classwork - 15%
- Homework - 5%
Final Grade Calculations
1st Quarter Average
2nd Quarter Average
Final Grade=.40 (1st Quarter Average) +.40 (2nd Quarter Average) +.20 (Final Exam Grade)
(The 3rd & 4th quarter averages will be used to calculate the second-semester final grade.)
Late Work Policy
This does not include students that have excused absences from an assignment.
- Teachers will accept late work from all students up to 5 days late.
- Teachers will deduct 5% from the grade earned for each day that the assignment is late.
A consideration for extra credit is determined by the teacher.