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GHS Grading Policies

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Students and parents should become familiar with each teacher’s grading 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


Class Rank 

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.


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