Parish Grading Scale

1.) For a one unit course being taught all year long, 4 nine-week grades will be earned and each will count as 1.5 parts for a total of six parts with the final exam counting as one part (one-seventh).

2.) For a one-half unit course being taught in one semester, 2 nine-week grades will be earned and each will count as 3 parts with the final exam counting as one part (one-seventh).

Note: A student must pass according to the following:

a. In a course having one 9 week grades and a final, two of the three shall be passing grades and the GPA shall be at least .7

b. In a course having two 9 week grades and a final, three of the five grades shall be passing, one of which shall be the final nine weeks grades or the final exam and the GPA shall ba at least .7

c. In a course having four 9 week grades and a final, three of the five grades shall be passing, one of which shall be the final nine weeks grades or the final exam and the GPA shall be at least .7

d. Completion of a research unit is a course requirement in English. If requirements for the research unit are not met by the day of the final English exam a grade of "F" will be recorded as the final course grade and a Carnegie Unit will not be awarded.

Class Rank

Class rank for graduating seniors will be determined by averaging all final grades for all courses pursued for Carneige Units. A final grade of "F" carries "0" quality points and must be averaged as such. This will be computed upon completion of the final nine-weeks and administration of the final exam.

Grade Point Average

Grade point averages for graduating seniors are to be calculated upon completion of the third nine weeks grading period. They will be figured to two significant digits: i.e., carry the division to three decimals and round off to two. If the third digit is 5 or more; round up, if it is 4 or less, drop it.

Attendance at the Annual Senior Scholar's Banquet requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or the school's two highest ranking students.

Transfer grades are recorded on a cumulative reports when received from sending schools a A, B, C, D, or F. "-" and "+" are not honored.

Grading Scale

 

 

 

High School and Junior High

100-93
=
A
92-85
=
B
84-75
=
C
74-67
=
D
  66
=
F

 

 

 

Number values will be assigned throughout the nine-week grading period. These will be averaged to determine the letter grade which will be recorded as the nine-week grade on both the report card and grade book.

 

Point Value
Point Value
A
=
4
B
=
3
C
=
2
D
=
1
F
=
0

 

 

 

 

Nine-week grades and final test grades will be assigned a point value.

Course Grade

 

 
Course Grade
A
=
4.0-3.5
B
=
3.49-2.5
C
=
2.49-1.5
D
=
1.49-0.6
F
=
Less than 0.6

Course grades will be determined by averaging 4 nine-week grades and the final test grades.

Graduation Honors

 

 
Summa Cum Laude
3.90-4.0 GPA
Magna Cum Laude
3.75-3.899 GPA
Cum Laude
3.50-3.749 GPA

 

1.) If the highest ranking student earns below a 3.5 GPA, he or she will be recognized as valedictorian/salutatorian and is not eligible for the summa, magna and cum laude recognition.

2.) Valedictorians and salutatorians will continue to be named: Valedictorian - highest GPA; Salutatorian - second highest GPA.

Student Classification

9th Grade: Any student who has earned less than 5 credits (0-4.5)

10th Grade: Any student who has 5 credits but less than 11 credits (5-10.5)

11th Grade: Any student who has 11 credits but less than 16 credits (11-15.5)

12th Grade: Any student who has 16 credits or more credits.

Ceremonies and Observances

Students considered for participation in school graduation ceremonies shall fulfill at least one of the two following requirements:

--1.) He/she shall be in full compliance with requirements specified for a diploma by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. All correspondence courses must be completed by May 1.

--2.) He/she shall be in full compliance with requirements specified for a diploma by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education with the exception of not having passed one or more parts of the EXIT exam, (a) provided that he/she has participated in each remediation course or activity provided by his/her school that is applicable to each part of the exam that he/she has not passed, and (b) provided he/she has taken the applicable exam(s) each time offered until the end of the senior year.

Under no circumstances will a student receive a diploma until all requirements specified for graduation by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education have been fulfilled. Graduation ceremonies shall not be held at any other grade level other than grade twelve.