GPA Scales

CALCULATING CLASS RANK
Class rank shall be determined by averaging all core course semester grades through the end of each year.  Final senior class rank shall be determined using the average of all core course semester grades up to and including the third semester, the last progress report grade for the 50-minute period, and the government/economics dual enrollment or Advanced Placement (AP) government/economics courses.

Rank shall be computed by assigning grade points to academic core   courses only in English, science, mathematics, and social studies.

EXCLUDED COURSES
Coursework completed by traditional correspondence, credit by examination, summer school, or approved off-campus concurrent enrollment classes shall not be included in determining class rank.

The District shall accept dual enrollment classes taught only at the high   school campus in   order to fulfill graduation requirements.  Students may take additional college classes, but   these classes shall not substitute for a required high school credit class.

WEIGHTED GRADES
All courses eligible to receive weighted grades shall be designated in the curriculum bulletin.

GRADE 9 PRIOR TO THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR
Grade weights shall be assigned to grades earned by high school students who entered grade 9 prior to the 2014–15 school year for purposes of class ranking, in accordance with the following scale:

Basic
(Level I)

College
Preparatory
Level II

Pre-AP
(Level III)

Dual
Enrollment
(Level IV)

AP
(Level V)

Grade

# Points

Grade

# Points

Grade

# Points

Grade

# Points

Grade

# Points

100

03.5

100

04.0

100

05.0

100

05.5

100

06.0

99

03.4

99

03.9

99

04.9

99

05.4

99

05.9

98

03.3

98

03.8

98

04.8

98

05.3

98

05.8

97

03.2

97

03.7

97

04.7

97

05.2

97

05.7

96

03.1

96

03.6

96

04.6

96

05.1

96

05.6

95

03.0

95

03.5

95

04.5

95

05.0

95

05.5

94

02.9

94

03.4

94

04.4

94

04.9

94

05.4

93

02.8

93

03.3

93

04.3

93

04.8

93

05.3

92

02.7

92

03.2

92

04.2

92

04.7

92

05.2

91

02.6

91

03.1

91

04.1

91

04.6

91

05.1

90

02.5

90

03.0

90

04.0

90

04.5

90

05.0

89

02.4

89

02.9

89

03.9

89

04.4

89

04.9

88

02.3

88

02.8

88

03.8

88

04.3

88

04.8

87

02.2

87

02.7

87

03.7

87

04.2

87

04.7

86

02.1

86

02.6

86

03.6

86

04.1

86

04.6

85

02.0

85

02.5

85

03.5

85

04.0

85

04.5

84

01.9

84

02.4

84

03.4

84

03.9

84

04.4

83

01.8

83

02.3

83

03.3

83

03.8

83

04.3

82

01.7

82

02.2

82

03.2

82

03.7

82

04.2

81

01.6

81

02.1

81

03.1

81

03.6

81

04.1

80

01.5

80

02.0

80

03.0

80

03.5

80

04.0

79

01.4

79

01.9

79

02.9

79

03.4

79

03.9

78

01.3

78

01.8

78

02.8

78

03.3

78

03.8

77

01.2

77

01.7

77

02.7

77

03.2

77

03.7

76

01.1

76

01.6

76

02.6

76

03.1

76

03.6

75

01.0

75

01.5

75

02.5

75

03.0

75

03.5

74

00.9

74

01.4

74

02.4

74

02.9

74

03.4

73

00.8

73

01.3

73

02.3

73

02.8

73

03.3

72

00.7

72

01.2

72

02.2

72

02.7

72

03.2

71

00.6

71

01.1

71

02.1

71

02.6

71

03.1

70

00.5

70

01.0

70

02.0

70

02.5

70

03.0

          Grades below 70 shall be recorded according to the scale.

GRADE 9 IN THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR
All courses eligible to receive weighted grades shall be designated in the curriculum bulletin.

Grade weights shall be assigned to grades earned by high school students who entered grade 9 in the 2014–15 school year for purposes of class ranking, in accordance with the following scale: 

Grade

Basic
(Level I)

(0.95 mult*)

College Preparatory

(Level II)

(1.0 mult*)

Pre-AP

(Level III)

(1.1 mult*)

Dual
Enrollment

(Level IV)

(1.15 mult*)

AP

(Level V)

(1.2 mult*)

100

3.8

4.0

4.0

4.0

4.0

99

3.7

3.9

4.0

4.0

4.0

98

3.6

3.8

4.0

4.0

4.0

97

3.5

3.7

4.0

4.0

4.0

96

3.4

3.6

4.0

4.0

4.0

95

3.3

3.5

3.9

4.0

4.0

94

3.2

3.4

3.7

3.9

4.0

93

3.1

3.3

3.6

3.8

4.0

92

3.0

3.2

3.5

3.7

3.8

91

2.9

3.1

3.4

3.6

3.7

90

2.9

3.0

3.3

3.5

3.6

89

2.8

2.9

3.2

3.3

3.5

88

2.7

2.8

3.1

3.2

3.4

87

2.6

2.7

3.0

3.1

3.2

86

2.5

2.6

2.9

3.0

3.1

85

2.4

2.5

2.8

2.9

3.0

84

2.3

2.4

2.6

2.8

2.9

83

2.2

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.8

82

2.1

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.6

81

2.0

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.5

80

1.9

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.4

79

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.2

2.3

78

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.1

2.2

77

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.0

2.0

76

1.5

1.6

1.8

1.8

1.9

75

1.4

1.5

1.7

1.7

1.8

74

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.6

1.7

73

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.6

72

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.4

71

1.0

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.3

70

1.0

1.0

1.1

1.2

1.2

69

0.9

0.9

1.0

1.0

1.1

68

0.8

0.8

0.9

0.9

1.0

67

0.7

0.

0.8

0.8

0.8

66

0.6

0.6

0.7

0.7

0.7

65

0.5

0.5

0.6

0.6

0.6

64

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.5

0.5

63

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.3

0.4

62

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.2

61

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

60

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

                      






TRANSFER CREDIT
Students transferring into the District shall receive the numerical grade that was earned in courses at another school.  Letter grades shall be recorded as follows:

Conversion Scale

              A+

99

             C

77

              A

95

             C-

75

              A-

90

             D+

74

              B+

89

             D

72

              B

85

             D-

70

              B-

80

             F

69 below

C+

79


EARLY GRADUATES
A student who wishes to graduate in less than four years shall declare his or her intent either by the end of the student’s sophomore year, during the first ten days of the junior year, or
  during the first ten days of enrollment when transferring from another district.  The student shall submit an early graduate declaration form signed by the student, parent, head   counselor, and principal.

The District shall not prevent a student who has completed all state and local graduation requirements from graduating.  In accordance with law, a parent is entitled to request, with the expectation that the request shall not be unreasonably denied, that the parent's child be permitted to graduate from high school earlier than the child would normally graduate if the child completes each course required for graduation.

With the exception of salutatorian and valedictorian honors, an early graduate shall be eligible for all graduation honors for which the student meets the eligibility requirements.    Students who graduate in three years shall be eligible to participate in commencement ceremonies.

VALEDICTORIAN, SALUTATORIAN, AND TOP TEN STUDENTS
For students who entered grade 9 prior to the 2014–15 school year, to be eligible for the honor of top ten student, valedictorian, or salutatorian, a student shall: 

1. Be enrolled in the District high school at the beginning of his or her junior year;
2. Complete a minimum of eight Pre-AP/AP/dual enrollment courses;
3. Master the exit-level, state-mandated assessment test;
4. Complete a minimum of eight core courses in the District; and
5. Graduate in no less than four years.

Students who do not meet the above criteria shall not receive any honors or recognitions that top ten students receive, including top ten stole, awards assembly, graduation stage, and the like.

GRADE 9 BEGINNING THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR

For students who entered grade 9 in the 2014–15 school year and thereafter, to be eligible for the honor of top ten student, valedictorian, or salutatorian, a student shall:0)

1.       Have been continuously enrolled in the same District high school for the two
          school years immediately preceding graduation;
2.       Complete a minimum of 16 Pre-AP, AP, and dual enrollment courses in grades 
          9–12; and
3.       Graduate under the foundation program with at least one endorsement or with a distinguished
          level of achievement.

BREAKING A TIE
In case of a tie, a top ten student shall be chosen according to the following criteria:

1.       The student with the most AP courses shall be considered first.

2.       However, if a tie still remains, the student with the highest numerical grade 
          average of all AP courses taken shall be ranked above the other.