Grading & Exams


Final Exams


Semester examinations are required. Only under extenuating circumstances can final exams be taken at times other than the scheduled exam date. Requests to take a final exam at times other than the scheduled time must be made in writing to the principal and must be approved.

Grade Point Average (GPA)


All courses will be counted toward a student's grade point average, except "Pass/Fail."

GRADE SCALE

Grade Honors Regular
A4.84.0
B3.63.0
C2.42.0
D1.21.0
F0.00.0

 

Grade Reports

Student grade reports are issued at the end of each nine-week period. The semester grade is the only grade recorded on student's permanent record. Semester grades are to be based on averaging 40% for each grading period and 20% for the final examination.

Grading Scale

Grading ScaleGrades
100 - 90% = A 4 = A
89 - 80% = B3 = B
79 - 70 % = C 2 = C
69 - 60% = D 1 = D
59 - 0% = F0 = F


Other grades that may be given include:

·      Medical Withdrawn

·      Pass Incomplete

Weighted Credit


A weighting multiplier is used in calculating rank-in-class.

·      Advanced Placement/Honors Courses 1.2

·      Regular Courses 1.0

Effective with the incoming 9th grade class of the 2012-2013 school year, the weighting of credit for courses offered at Thornton Fractional Township HS District 215 will be the following:

Weighting Credit


A weighting multiplier is used in calculating rank-in-class as follows:

·      Advance Placement Courses Multiplier 1.2

·      Honors Courses Multiplier 1.1

·      Regular Courses 1.0

GradeAPHonorsRegular
A4.84.44.0
B3.63.33.0
C2.42.22.0
D1.21.11.0
F0.00.00.0

 

Honor Roll with High Distinction

·      4.00 grade point average or higher

·      No failing course grades

·      Enrolled in four or more full credit courses

Honor Roll with Distinction

·      3.50 - 3.99 grade point average

·      No failing course grades

·      Enrolled in four or more full credit courses

Honor Roll

·      3.00 - 3.49 grade point average

·      No failing course grades

·      Enrolled in four or more full credit courses.

Students who do not meet these criteria and have extenuating circumstances may appeal to the principal for consideration to be placed on one of the above honor rolls.