The students are assessed based on their academic progress and their classroom behavior. Accordingly, besides
the Academic grade the students also receive Cooperation Grade for every quarter of the four-quarter
academic year. Students in grades 6-12 are assigned semester grades for each class/course. These grades are computed based both on their quarter grades and the results of their mid-year or final exam
grades. Mid-year or final exams are administered to students in grades 6-12 only.
The Cooperation Grade reflects a student’s behavior and work habits in the classroom.
Therefore, the Cooperation Grade is assigned based on the number of violations committed relative to “Classroom Rules” section of this handbook.
Academic and Cooperation grades are reported through official Report Card. Besides the report cards, students also
receive mid-quarter Progress Reports. Report cards and progress reports for grades 6-12 are mailed home and students in grades 1-5 take them home.
Parents of the latter must sign both cards and return to their respective homeroom teachers in due time.
|Academic Grade Scale – Grades 6-12|
|Letter Grade||Scale 100||Scale 4||Scale Wt.||Letter Grade||Scale 100||Scale 4||Scale Wt.||Letter Grade||Scale 100||Scale 4||Scale Wt.||Letter Grade||Scale 100||Scale 4||Scale Wt.|
|Tests and quizzes||50-70 %||Homework||10-15 %|
|Projects, labs, etc.||10-15 %||Class participation||10-15 %|
|1st Semester Grade||2nd Semester Grade|
|1st Quarter grade||40%||3rd Quarter grade||40%|
|2nd Quarter grade||40%||4th Quarter grade||40%|
|Mid-year exam grade||20%||Final exam grade||20%|
|Academic Grade Scale – Grades K-5|
|Letter Grade||Scale of 100||Scale of 4|
|A+||100-97||4.0||Exceeds grade level standards|
|B+||89-87||3.3||Meets grade level standards|
|C+||79-77||2.3||Partially meets grade level standards|
|D+||69-67||1.3||Below grade level standards|
Grade Point Average
The Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for grades 6-12 at the end of each quarter and semester on a 4.00 scale computed to two decimal places, rounded up to the nearest hundredth.
The GPA reflects grades of all courses except Physical Education (PE).
Students in AP, Honors or school-designated Advanced courses, earn one whole additional grade point. The additional weight given to school designated Advanced courses are not honored by UC/CSU systems. Only Honors and AP courses are given additional weight by UC/CSU systems.
Grading Policy for Repeated and Concurrent Courses
Only courses taken for high school credit are reported on the student’s transcripts. The new grade obtained for
the repeated course will be reported on the report card and the values of both the new grade and the old grade
will be taken into consideration while calculating the GPA and the subsequent overall class ranking level.
Grades for repeated courses in whichthe student initially earned a “C” or better will not be used without the prior
approval of the Principal.
Please note that a student should take on the responsibility to report the grades for courses taken for college
credit purposes to the university/college he/she plans to attend.
Class ranking is computed only for grades 5, 8, 11 and 12 students and it is based solely on students’ academic
- For school internal purposes, the final ranking for juniors and seniors is based on their weighted cumulative GPA in grades 9-12.
- For FAFSA, Cal Grant and College applications the High School GPA includes all coursework for the sophomore year (10th grade), the summer following the sophomore year, the junior year (11th grade) and the summer following the junior year.
- For UC/CSU college admittance applications the High School GPA includes all Honors and AP weighted courses.
- For the sophomore year (10th grade), the summer following the sophomore year, the junior year (11th grade) and the summer following the junior year.
Citizenship grades are also assigned to students in grades 6-12 and reflect their overall disciplinary behavior in the school in general. Therefore, the Citizenship Grade is assigned based on the frequency of infractions
pertaining to “School-Wide Rules” and “Illegal Acts” sections of this handbook.
The Citizenship Grade is assigned as follows:
- The student begins with an A+ Citizenship grade.
- For each behavioral detention received for violating the “School-Wide Rules” the Citizenship grade of a student is lowered by ONE WHOLE letter grade.
- For each one-day suspension received for violating the “School-Wide Rules” the Citizenship grade of a student will be lowered by TWO WHOLE letter grades.