Grading

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

Grade point averages are computed regularly in grades 9-12 and are based on the final semester grade earned in each course. Grade points for all credit courses, other than honors or advanced placement courses, shall be computed as follows:

A = 4 points, B = 3 points, C = 2 points, D = 1 point, F = 0 points

The traditional method for computing a student’s grade point average is to divide the total number of academic grade points earned by the total number of course units. To encourage students to take more rigorous courses, Shawnee Mission enhances this method by awarding extra credit for taking honors courses and for taking additional courses beyond the minimum required.

HONOR ROLL

Shawnee Mission recognizes academic excellence by placing students on one of two honor rolls: a 3.0 Honor Roll or a Principal’s Honor Roll.

To be named to the 3.0 Honor Roll, a student must have a GPA (grade point average) of 3.0 for a minimum of 2.5 credits per semester. The grades of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” and “F” will be used to calculate the GPA. Grades of “Q,” “P,” “E,” “K”, “NG,” “WP,” or “WF” are not used in the GPA computation formula. A grade of “N,” “D,” “F or “I” will eliminate the student from being named to the Honor Roll.

To be named to the Principal’s Honor Roll, a student must have a GPA (grade point average) of 4.0 or above and be enrolled in a minimum of 2.5 credits per semester. The grades of “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” and “F” will be used to calculate the GPA. Grades of “Q,” “P,” “E,” “K,” “NG,” “WP” or “WF” are not used in the GPA computation formula. A grade of “N,” “C,” “D,” “F,” or “I” will eliminate the student from being named to the Principal’s Honor Roll. Students who earn all “A’s” will have special designation by an asterisk on any information distributed to the public.