In computing the semester averages and the final average of a class, an average will be determined using numerical nine weeks’ grades and semester grades. The grading scale is
Liberty-Benton High School Grading Scale
Semester and Yearly Averages: Although teachers are free to choose their own method for determining nine weeks’ grades, semester and yearly averages shall be determined by using the following methods:
NW% = Nine Weeks’ %
To determine the semester average, use the following formula:
50% x (1st NW %) + 50% x (2nd NW %) = Semester %
To determine the yearly average, use the following formula:
25% x (1stNW%) + 25% x (2ndNW%) + 25% x (3rdNW%) + 25% x (4thNW%) = Yearly%
Policy on Passing Year Long Courses: A student will pass a subject for the year if they pass both semesters. The student passes each semester by earning a minimum 60% (passing average for the semester). A student who fails the first semester, passes the second semester, and has a passing average for the year, will pass for the year. A student who fails a subject the second semester could fail the subject for the entire year, regardless of the first semester grades, unless recommended by the teacher, approved by the principal, and has an overall average of 60% or above.
G.P.A. is based on the 4.0 grading scale, and the accumulative G.P.A. is calculated from the semester averages. Point values will be given for each letter grade earned based on the grading scale.
Students enrolled in College Credit Plus classes will follow the grading scale for the C.C.P. course.