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.
Any student who demonstrates a level of performance that "meets or exceeds" state standards in any content area (Mathematics, Science, and Reading) as measured by the Prairie State Achievement Exam taken in their junior year, will be given the option of not taking their senior final examination in the content area in which they have met or exceeded standards. This applies to first and second semester final examinations. Teachers will compute semester grades with each nine week grading period worth 50% of the semester grade since no percentage will be given to a final exam.
All courses will be counted toward a student's grade point average except "Pass/Fail."
Grade Honors Regular
A 4.8 4.0
B 3.6 3.0
C 2.4 2.0
D 1.2 1.0
F 0.0 0.0
1. 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. Note: See #4 - PSAE Incentive
100 - 90% = A
89 - 80% = B
79 - 70 % = C
69 - 60% = D
59 - 0% = F
Other grades that may be given include:
3. Weighted Credit
A weighting multiplier is used in calculating rank-in-class (see E):
Effective with the incoming 9th grade class of the 2012-2013 school year, the weighting of credit forcourses offered at Thornton Fractional Township HS District 215 will be the following:
A weighting multiplier is used in calculating rank-in-class as follows:
Grade AP Honors Regular
A 4.8 4.4 4.0
B 3.6 3.3 3.0
C 2.4 2.2 2.0
D 1.2 1.1 1.0
F 0.0 0.0 0.0
Honor Roll with High Distinction
Honor Roll with Distinction
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.