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Student Handbook - Grading Scale/GPA Policy

Grading Scale

Following is the Franklin High School uniform grading scale and grade point average policy that will be used for all FHS courses:

 

A    =     95 - 100                         C     =    77 – 79

A-    =    92 - 94                           C-    =    74 – 76

B+   =    89 – 91                          D+   =    71 – 73

B     =    86 – 88                          D     =    68 – 70

B-    =    83 – 85                          D-    =    65 – 67

C+   =    80 – 82                          F      =    64 and below

 

 

A    =   4.000                          C     = 2.000

A-   = 3.667                          C-    = 1.667

B+  =  3.333                          D+   =  1.333

B     = 3.000                          D     = 1.000

B-    = 2.667                          D-    = 0.667

C+   = 2.333                          F      = 0.000

 

Weighted GPA Procedure

  • Grade point averages will be calculated using a 4.0 scale.
  • After the GPA is calculated, .05 points or .025 will be added to the GPA for each semester of the weighted course successfully completed.  Successfully completed is defined by a grade of “C” or higher.
    • Courses that may result in college credit in a four-year (Bachelor Degree) college program will receive the .05 weighting
    • Courses that may result in credit at a two-year (Technical College/Associate Degree) college program will receive the .025 weighting
  • The weighted grade points (.05 or .025) will never be averaged: they will be added to the calculated GPA at the end of each semester.

Example of Weighted Grade calculation:

Senior Semester I

Enrolled in AP Chemistry (one semester)

AP Government (one semester)

7th semester calculated GPA                                              3.87

One semester AP Chemistry                                              +.05

One semester AP Government                                          +.05

Cumulative GPA                                                                 3.97

Two-Year (.025)

Commercial Art

Computer Advanced Accounting

Fashion Analysis

Fashion Marketing and Mechanizing

Hospitality & Tourism

Medical Terminology

Youth Options

Four-Year (.05)

AP Biology                                                            PLTW:

AP Calculus AB                                                   Digital Electronics

AP Calculus BC                                                   Intro to Eng Design

AP Chemistry                                                       Principals of Engineering

AP English Language                                                                  *German V

AP English Literature                                                                  *Japanese V

AP European History

AP Government

AP Music Theory

AP Physics

AP Psychology

AP Spanish Language

AP Spanish Literature

AP Statistics

AP US History

Youth Options

(*Franklin High School does not offer Advanced Placement German or Japanese at this time.  Students taking a fifth year in either of these languages will be awarded .05 weighting for each semester in which they earn a “B” or higher.)