Grading Scale & Academic Guidelines

GRADING SCALE

The following grade scale is in use and will be used by each teacher in each course during the school year.

Letter Grade

Numerical Range

Grade Point

Weighted Honors

WeightedAP

A+

100, 99, 98

4.30

4.55

4.80

A

97, 96, 95

4.00

4.25

4.50

A-

94, 93

3.70

3.95

4.20

B+

92, 91, 90

3.30

3.55

3.80

B

89, 88, 87

3.00

3.25

3.50

B-

86, 85

2.70

2.95

3.20

C+

84, 83, 82

2.30

2.55

2.80

C

81, 80, 79

2.00

2.25

2.50

C-

78, 77

1.70

1.95

2.20

D+

76, 75

1.30

1.30

1.30

D

74, 73, 72

1.00

1.00

1.00

D-

71, 70

0.70

0.70

0.70

F

69-0

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

ACADEMIC GUIDELINES

Walsh Jesuit is a college preparatory high school that neither follows nor provides accommodations for IEP and/or 504B plans.

Homework

Teachers may encourage a student to attend AIM which provides after-school tutoring for students at risk for failing. An average of one-half hour per night for each subject is expected of every student in written or study preparation for the next day’s classes. The few study periods in the daily schedule should not be sufficient to fulfill home study requirements. 

Grading, Honors, and Academic Probation

Students are evaluated quarterly with the letter grades A, B, C, D, (and plus and minus of each) and F. Grade point averages are computed on a 4.3 scale. A system of weighted grades provides additional grade point credit to those students taking advanced placement courses (see grading scale above). An average of 3.75 or above merits First Honors, and an average of 3.3 or above merits Second Honors. A student whose semester grade-point average is 1.600 or below will be required to meet with the Academic Assistant Principal.

The student will be placed on academic probation, and advised that the grade point average must be raised above 1.600 for the subsequent semester in order to continue as a student at Walsh Jesuit. Any student who concludes any semester with a grade point average of 1.600 or below will be on probation for the following semester, and therefore be subject to dismissal at the end of the following semester if the grade point average is not above the level of 1.600. Also, any student who concludes the school year with a cumulative average of 1.600 or below will be required to withdraw.

Extracurricular eligibility will be determined according to the criteria listed on page 14 of the Student Handbook.

First or second honors for academic accomplishment are given to those students who earn them. Academic honors are not awarded for either the first or third quarters. Honors are awarded on the semester final grades which are the only transcriptable grades.