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Relative Student Standing

It is important for all students to become familiar with the method by which the calculation and reporting of relative student standing is performed; it is an important tool used by colleges and employers to evaluate a student's progress in high school.

 

Elements included in Student Standing

  • Student standing will be computed for all students and is based upon coursework completed only at MOHS.
  • Every course a student takes will count in the calculation of student standing except for SAT Prep and Volunteer Service.
  • Every existing course, and any new course adopted by the Board of Education in the future, will be weighted according to four categories:  Advanced Placement, Honors, College Preparatory, or General.
  • Student standing will be computed at the end of each academic year for grades 9 – 11 and at the end of the third quarter for grade 12, for the purpose of identifying the class valedictorian and salutatorian.
  • To be included in the calculation in student standing, a student must have completed at least five semesters at MOHS.
  • Student standing will be determined based upon marking period grades, midterm exams, and final exams if given.
  • The letter grades earned will carry assigned GPA weights according to the table below:

 

Alpha Grade

Numeric Grade

AP

Honors

CP

Core

A+

100-98

5.33

4.83

4.33

3.83

A

97-93

5.00

4.50

4.00

3.50

A-

92-90

4.67

4.17

3.67

3.17

B+

89-87

4.33

3.83

3.33

2.83

B

86-83

4.00

3.50

3.00

2.50

B-

82-80

3.67

3.17

2.67

2.17

C+

79-77

3.33

2.83

2.33

1.83

C

76-73

3.00

2.50

2.00

1.50

C-

72-70

2.67

2.17

1.67

1.17

F

Below 70

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

WP

 

2.67

2.17

1.67

1.17

WF

 

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

P

 

3.00

2.50

2.00

1.50

 

Calculation of Student Standing

 

  • The weighted GPA value for each mark included in the calculation of student standing will be totaled and divided by the number of grades included to yield the student’s weighted GPA.  Weighted GPA will be arranged in descending order to determine a student’s standing relative to the class. 
  • A student who withdraws (either passing or failing) from a class will have all marks issued calculated at the weight of the class.  
  • Formula:

Weighted GPA value for each mark       =       Student weighted GPA

Number of marks issued

 

Reporting of Student Standing

  • The student’s weighted GPA will be posted on the transcript annually. 
  • Student standing based on the calculation of weighted GPA will be reported in decile groupings.
  • For grade 12, individual standing will be reported for the class valedictorian and salutatorian. 
  • For the purposes of scholarships or awards, individual standing can be reported directly to the institution upon request.

 

Traditional GPA

 

A traditional GPA will also be calculated for all students each year.   Final grades in all courses taken, except SAT Prep and courses where the final grade is reported as Pass/Fail, Medical Excuse or Audit, will be utilized in this calculation and transposed as follows:

 

Final Grade

GPA Weight

A

4.0

B

3.0

C

2.0

F

0.0

WP

1.0

WF

0.0

 

 

 

 

The GPA weight for each course will be multiplied by the number of credits of each course.  This total, divided by the number of credits attempted will yield the traditional GPA.

 

 

 

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