Grading Scale

The following grading scale applies to all courses at St. Joseph Central Catholic High School:

The year is divided into four quarters.  At least one grade per week, per class is recorded for every student.  Grades for each nine (9) week quarter are cumulative.  Composite grades are indicative of student achievement during that particular grading period.

Numerical averages and their grade letter equivalents are as follows:

A  93 – 100                 B  85 – 92                   C  77 – 84                   D  69 – 76                   F  0 – 68

A grade of Incomplete (I) may be given in situations when a student fails to complete necessary course requirements for a legitimate reason.  Unless previous arrangements have been made through the principal or guidance office, the student has ten (10) school days from the date grades were due in the office to complete the necessary requirements or the grade will forfeit to a score of 60%.

To calculate GPA, add the number of grade points and divide by the number of classes.  WEIGHTED COURSES:  Honors, Dual Credit and AP courses shall be given weighted grades.  Weighting for courses is calculated as follows, beginning with the 2016-17 school year:

College Preparatory:  A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0 Honors:  A=4.5, B=3.5, C=2.5, D=1.5, F=0 AP:  A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, F=0
English 9, 10, 11, 12, Creative Writing, Journalism, *Speech/Communications Honors English 11,
Honors English 12
Social Studies 9, 10, 11, 12, Current Events I and II, Political Science Honors History 11,
Honors History 12
Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry I, Advanced Principles in Science, Astronomy, Environmental Science, Chemistry in the Community Advanced Biology AP Chemistry,
AP Physics
Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, Trig/Pre-Calculus, Analytical Math Statistics/Data Analysis, College Algebra/Trig AP Calculus AB,
AP Calculus BC
Theology 9, 10, 11, 12
All Foreign Languages, ESL
Health and PE
Art, *Music
Business Law, Study Skills, Yearbook/Photography, Mythology Psychology

*Dual credit courses that are REQUIRED for graduation (speech/public speaking, computer, band, etc.) are calculated on the 4-point scale.


Additionally, for each course (1 high school credit) the final grade is calculated as follows:

Quarter 1 – 20%
Quarter 2 – 20%
Midterm Exams – 10%
Quarter 3 – 20%
Quarter 4 – 20%
Final Exams – 10%