Grading Scale Page

GRADING SCALE

Heritage Hills High School offers rigorous curriculum in its mission to prepare students for a fulfilling life after high school. Advanced Placement and honors academic courses reflect the rigor required for students preparing to enter into a demanding college or career path. A weighted grading system encourages advanced students to take courses that better suit their capabilities, rewards them for their effort, and allows them to be more competitive with other high school graduates in college admissions and scholarship opportunities.

 

How Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated at Heritage Hills High School:

A point value is assigned to every grade earned at the end of each semester (traditional 4.0 scale). Those values are then multiplied by the credit value of each course. Those results are then totaled and divided by the total number of credits attempted in the semester. That final number is the student’s GPA. At the end of the semester, an additional .02 is added to the accumulated grade point average for every weighted class taken. The cumulative GPA includes all semester grades in every course the student has completed towards a high school diploma.

 

Grading Scale used to calculate Grade Point Average (4.0 Scale):

A = 4.0

A- = 3.75             

B+ = 3.50

B = 3.00

B- = 2.75

 

C+ = 2.50

C = 2.00

C- = 1.75

D+ = 1.5

D = 1.00

D- = .75

 

Weighted courses:

English 9 Honors

Algebra II Honors

Biology Honors

English 10 Honors

Geometry Honors

Chemistry II       

AP English Language

Precalculus

AP Physics I

AP English Literature

Finite Mathematics

AP Physics II

Spanish IV

PLTW: Biomedical Innovation

Anatomy and Physiology

AP German Language and Culture

AP Calculus

PLTW: Medical Interventions     

 

Samples:

Student #1 does not take weighted courses for the semester:

Course #1 = A

Course #2 = A

Course #3 = A

Course #4 = A

Course #5 = B

Course #6 = B

Course #7 = Study hall (no points awarded)

Student #2 takes one weighted course for the semester:

Course #1 = A

Course #2 = A

Course #3 = A

Course #4 = A

Course #5 = B

Course #6 = B

Course #7 = Study hall (no points awarded)

GPA Calculation:

4 x 4 (A = 4 grade points) + 2 x 3 (B = 3 grade points)

16 + 6 = 22 grade points / 6 courses = 3.667 GPA

Student #1 GPA for the semester is 3.667

GPA Calculation:

4 x 4 (A = 4 grade points) + 2 x 3 (B = 3 grade points)

16 + 6 = 22 grade points / 6 courses = 3.667 GPA

Add .02 for the one weighted course.

Student #2 GPA for the semester is 3.687

 

Class Rank:

The class rank of a grade level is calculated only at the end of every semester. The cumulative GPA’s in each grade level are ranked from highest to lowest to determine the class rank.

Honor Roll is calculated for each 9 weeks grading period. There is no semester honor roll.

Summa Cum Laude         3.80 - 4+

Magna Cum Laude          3.50 - 3.79

Cum Laude                         3.30 - 3.49

*Both weighted rank and weighted GPA are reflected on the high school transcript.

 

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