• 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)

    Project/Test 40%

    Quizzes/Labs 30%

    Classwork/Homework 20% Exam 10%

    Project/Test 45%

    Quizzes/Labs 30%

    Classwork/Homework 25%

    Exam*

    (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.