The Alternative Grading Policy

 
What is the Alternative Grading Policy?
 
We are offering an Alternative Grading option district wide.  The Alternative Grading Policy is simply another way of grading that does not impact a student's GPA.  The traditional grading, A-F, grades would be replaced with Credit (CR), Pass (P), or No Credit (NC).
 
To look at a direct comparison, grades C- through A+ would be replaced with a CR.  This means that they are recognized by both College and High School as a passing, or a creditable, grade in the class.  Grades D- through D+ would be replaced by a P.  This means that the class would be recognized by High School as passing, but not by a College.  An F would be replaced with a NC, meaning that the class would not be recognized as passed and will need to be retaken.  The main difference here is that the Alternative Grading Option would have no impact on a student's GPA.  
 
The Alternative Grading Policy can be requested per class, you can pick and choose which classes you would like to use the Alternative Grading Option.
 
Please note: For a student to opt-in to the Alternative Grading Option, a form signed by a parent must be submitted.  Links to this form are on the front page of every site web page, there is also a link below.
 
Should my student opt-in to the Alternative Grading Policy?
 
Some cases where a student may want to consider the Alternate Grading Option:
 
Student A has a 4.0 GPA and expects to earn a B- in a class.  By using the Alternate Grading Policy, the grade would become a CR and be recognized as a pass by both High School and College but would not drop Student A's 4.0 GPA.
 
Student B expects to earn an F.  By using the Alternate Grading Policy, the student would receive an NC and need to retake the class, however, Student B's GPA would not drop.
 
Some cases where a student might want to continue with the Traditional Grading Option:
 
Student A has a 2.1 GPA and expects to earn a B in a class.  By using the Alternate Grading Policy, the grade would become a CR and be recognized as a pass by both High School and College but the grade would not improve the 2.1 GPA.
 
Student B has a 3.5 GPA and expects to earn an A in a class.  By using the Alternate Grading Policy, the grade would become a CR and be recognized as a pass by both High School and College but the grade would not improve the 3.5 GPA.
 
Request for Alternative Grading Online Form
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