Students and parents should become familiar with each
policy in the semester. Many
teachers use a traditional A through F system.
However, “grading” is changing.
Many teachers no longer “average” two marking periods and a final
exam together for a semester grade. Instead,
the final grade reflects the overall achievement of the learning goals of the
course. Other teachers use a system
that does not allow for some grades. For
instance, some teachers use an A, B, and Incomplete system.
This is driven by the belief that there is no such thing as a “C” or
“D” student. Parents also need to be aware that any grade can be appealed
through a “Change of Grade” process.
Grade Point Average
Gaylord High School uses the following grade values:
- A = 4.0
- A- = 3.7
- B+ = 3.3
- B = 3.0
- B- = 2.7
- C+ = 2.3
- C = 2.0
- C- = 1.7
- D+ = 1.3
- D = 1.0
- D- = .7
To determine class rank, students’ G.P.A.’s are
ranked highest to lowest, based on 7 semesters. If two or more students have identical averages, they are
ranked the same.