Grading System

  • Southern Lehigh High School Grading System

    PHILOSOPHY
    The grading system at Southern Lehigh High School is designed to provide an equitable and consistent measure of student achievement and progress which clearly establishes expectations, provides an incentive for students, and provides colleges and employers with a standardized appraisal of performance.


    ACHIEVEMENT GRADE
    The achievement grade, which is issued four times a year, is a combination of the student's mastery of the subject and, in most courses, the student's competitive performance within his/her own section.

                                                     A   =  93  -  100  = 4.0              C    =  73  -  76  =  2.0
                                                     A-  =  90  -  92    = 3.6              C-  =  70  -  72  =  1.6
                                                     B+ =  87  -  89    = 3.4              D+ =  67  -  69  =  1.4
                                                     B   =  83  -  86    = 3.0              D    =  63  -  66  =  1.0
                                                     B-  =  80  -  82    = 2.6              D-  =  60  -  62  =   0.6
                                                     C+ =  77 -   79    = 2.4              F    =  00  -  59  =   0.0
     

    Weighting
    Grades in the following honors courses are weighted 0.5 quality point when determining grade point average and class rank:

    • Honors English 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Honors Geometry
    • Honors Pre-Calculus   
    • Calculus                            
    • Honors Biology
    • Honors Chemistry
    • Honors Physics
    • Honors Civics & Government
    • Honors Spanish Communication & Literature
    • Emerging Health Professionals
    • Emerging Engineering Professionals

    Grades in the following AP courses are weighted 1.0 quality point when determining grade point average and class rank:

    • AP English Lit & Comp                            
    • AP Biology
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Physics C
    • AP US History                                      
    • AP Government & Politics  
    • AP Psychology                     
    • AP Calculus                                         
    • AP Statistics 
    • AP Computer Science A                    
    • AP Spanish 
    • AP Art History 
    • AP Music Theory
       

    A student who earns an "A" in an honors course will receive 4.5 quality points rather than 4.0.  A student who earns an "A" in an AP course will receive 5.0 quality points rather than 4.0. 

    GRADE POINT AVERAGE
    Credit values are assigned to each subject: subjects meeting five or six times a week in forty-minute periods earn one credit each, other subjects proportionately less. Credit values are multiplied by grade values. The total is divided by the possible credits to be earned to determine grade point average.


    HONOR ROLL
    Recognition is given each marking period to students who meet the following scholastic standards:
    Principal's List: Attainment of 4.0 average with no grade lower than B-.
    High Honors: A 3.5 average with no grade lower than B-.
    Honors: Minimum 3.25 average with no grade lower than C-.