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High School Grades and Classes

Posted April 8, 2020, 6:05 AM. Updated August 19, 2020, 5:04 PM.

Students in Grades 9-11 Will Receive a P (pass) or N (no pass) for Second Semester Grades

Why Pass or No Pass

The decision to move to a “pass” or “no pass” grade for high school students was made with considerable thought and deliberation by district leadership. Cumulative grades will not be impacted positively or negatively by the grading policy.

Students will continue to benefit this semester from weighted credits for AP and honors classes. Class rankings will continue to be calculated in compliance with district procedural directive: "For the purposes of calculating GPA and class rank for seniors, calculation will be made at the end of the seventh semester. The top ten (10) students will be determined at the end of the final semester.”

Many universities across the country have moved to this grading model in response to closures. 

Guidelines for For Students in Grades 9-11

Instructional guidelines for students,
based on student status at the end of the 5th term
Student Status at the
End of the 5th Term
Instructional Notes
Student was passing a course
  • Instruction will continue to be delivered and meaningful
    feedback provided instead of assignment grades.
  • Semester grades will be entered as P as students
    complete the class. 
Student was failing a course
  • Instruction will continue to be delivered and meaningful
    feedback provided in place of assignment grades.
  • Teachers will work closely with students to close learning
    gaps or provide opportunities to demonstrate competency
    in the course.
  • Students who have sufficiently demonstrated competence
    in essential course skills and content will be given a grade
    of “P” for the semester.
  • Students who are unable to demonstrate competence in
    essential course skills and content and for whom repeating
    the entire semester is necessary will be given a grade of “N” for the semester.

State Testing

Students don't have to take state tests since schools are closed. (This includes the PSAT for sophomores and the SAT for juniors.)

Dual Credit

Most dual credit classes are being taught online, subject to the college's policies. 

Advanced Placement

Students can take a 45-minute online exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered. Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates.

Summer School

Summer school credit recovery and PE for incoming freshmen will be offered online through eCADEMY. Registration is scheduled to begin April 20. Contact eCADEMY for more information.