High School Courses
- Fall semester courses (S1) are comprised of quarter 1 (Q1), quarter 2 (Q2), and EOC or Final Exam (E1).
- Spring semester courses (S2) are comprised of quarter 3 (Q3), quarter 4 (Q4), and EOC or Final Exam (E2).
- Quarter classes are ½ credit courses that are offered Q1, Q2, Q3, or Q4.
- All assignments, tests, projects, etc,.must be graded and updated in PowerSchool within five school days of administration, unless approved by principal. ● Missing grades are entered as 0. Once the assignment has been completed in accordance with the makeup policy, the teacher will grade and update in PowerSchool within five school days.
- For each high school course, students will earn a minimum of two grades per week, equaling a minimum of 18 grades per quarter. ● These 18 grades will consist of at least 3 project/test, 5 quizzes/labs, and 10 classwork/homework assignments.
- Certain courses (e.g. IB, Dual Enrollment, and CATE Certification courses) must follow the grading and exam policies of the institution for the enrolled course.
- With principal approval, instructors of some specialized courses (e.g. Resource, SPED) may follow an alternate grading scheme.
Semester Courses (non-AP courses):
- Teachers will administer a midterm exam at the end of Q1 (or Q3) which will count 10% of the grade for Q1 (or Q3).
- Teachers will administer either an EOC or a final exam, which will count 20% of the grade for the course. Students may exempt a district final exam (but not an EOC) if they meet specific criteria*.
- Grades are determined as shown in table below:
Assigned weights for categories in Q1 (or Q3):
Assigned weights for categories in Q2 (or Q4):
E1 (or E2)
S1 (or S2)
Classwork/Homework 20% Exam 10%
(EOC, Midterm, Semester Exam will all be entered as
an assignment in the EXAM category)
Final Grade will be determined as follows**:
Q1 (or Q3) = 40%
Q2 (or Q4) = 40%
E1 (or E2) = 20%
*If the average of Q1 + Q2 (or Q3 + Q4) is 90 or greater and the student has no out-of school suspensions for the semester, they may exempt a district final exam.