Grades are the expression of a student’s achievement in a given class. Although progress grades are reported every six weeks, only semester grades appear on a student’s transcript as grades of record. Semester grades are cumulative grades that reflect the student’s academic performance in a class over the 18-week semester period.
Final examinations are held at the end of each semester. Final exams must be taken on the designated days; no early exams will be given. Final exams for the first semester of the 2017 – 2018 school year will be held from Monday, December 18 – Wednesday, December 20. Final exams must be taken on the designated days. Students who are ill during exams will be expected to make up exams during the normal make up periods or on Thursday, December 21 at a time to be determined by the Director of Academics. Exceptions may be made for extended illness for which a doctor’s note is required. Exceptions to this make-up policy will not be made for family vacations or other travel plans. Please consult the school calendar when making your holiday travel plans.
Only courses which are academic in nature are included in a student’s grade point average (Office Assistant, Jazz Band, Yearbook, Leadership and Advanced Rhetoric are not included in a student’s academic GPA.) Averages are computed for each semester reporting period. A cumulative grade point average, which appears on the semester report card, is also maintained for each student. These averages are computed using the following scale:
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Each semester is divided into three marking periods of six weeks each: six weeks, 12 weeks and 18 weeks. While full reports on a student’s academic progress and grades are available at the end of each six-week period, the six-week and 12-week marking periods will reflect grades in progress, while the18-
week marking period will reflect the cumulative semester grades, including semester finals. The semester cumulative grade in a given class at the end of 18 weeks is the grade-of-record for the official transcript.
A fee of $2.00 is charged for each transcript processed through normal procedures. Official transcripts are $5.00 ($10.00 if a rush order). Requests for transcripts should be made on the official school “Transcript Request Form” through the Main Office. Official transcripts are issued only to other schools or institutions, students or parents.
Student extracurricular involvement is reported each semester by club moderators and coaches. Students must meet the stated requirements of participation in order to receive transcript credit for their involvement.