Park City High

Course Catalog: Student Planning Guide

PCHS Grading Standard

The student's grade point average (GPA) is calculated on a quarterly basis. The GPA is determined by converting letter grades to a numerical grade point value:

A (93%) = 4.0
A- (90%) = 3.7
B+ (87%) = 3.3
B (83%) = 3.0
B- (80%) = 2.7
C+ (77%) = 2.3
C (73%) = 2.0
C- (70%) = 1.7
D+ (67%) = 1.3
D (63%) = 1.0
D- (60%) = 0.7
F (0-59%) = 0.0

Not all classes earn a letter grade. The following grade designations are excluded from the GPA: Pass (P), No Grade (NG), No Credit (NC), Incomplete (I), Withdraw-Pass (WP) and Withdraw-Fail (WF).

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available in grades 9-12. AP courses earning a letter grade of C- or better will have an enhanced (weighted) cumulative GPA of +.0125 per quarter, per AP class.

How to Calculate GPA:

Total the grade points for all classes that earn a letter grade (A-F), then divide the total by the number of classes earning a letter grade. The GPA is rounded to the nearest thousandth (x.xxx). Here are some examples:

Student has 8 grade-earning classes:
3.7 + 4.0 + 3.7 + 3.3 + 3.0 + 3.0 + 3.0 + 3.3 = 27.0 total / 8 classes = 3.375 GPA

Student has 8 grade-earning classes, including one AP class that earned a B+:
3.7 + 4.0 + 3.7 + 3.3 + 3.0 + 3.0 + 3.0 + 3.3 = 27.0 total / 8 classes = 3.375 (Simple GPA) + .0125 = 3.388 (Weighted GPA)

Student has 8 grade-earning classes, including one class that earned an F:
3.7 + 4.0 + 3.7 + 3.3 + 3.0 + 3.0 + 3.0 + 0.0 = 23.7 total / 8 classes = 2.963 GPA

Student has 7 grade-earning classes, and one Teacher's Aide class that is graded as Pass (P):
3.7 + 4.0 + 3.7 + 3.3 + 3.0 + 3.0 + 3.0 = 23.7 total / 7 classes = 3.386 GPA

Student has 6 grade-earning classes, and two Parent Release periods:
3.7 + 4.0 + 3.7 + 3.3 + 3.0 + 3.0 = 20.7 total / 6 classes = 3.45 GPA

PCHS Honor Roll:

Honor Roll is calculated quarterly, based on the simple quarter GPA (not weighted).
High Honor Roll = 3.70 - 4.00 GPA
Honor Roll = 3.50 - 3.69 GPA

Transfer Grades and Outside Credits

Park City High School is obligated to accept high school credits from other educational institutions reflecting the appropriate accreditation. A transcript or information from the school should reflect the accrediting agency. Transfer grades from other accredited schools are added to the student's Park City High School Transcript under the quarter in which they are completed and as awarded by the other school. Transfer grades are calculated into the student's GPA using the Park City High School grade point values (see above). Park City High School reserves the right to deny credits that have not been properly approved.

Credit Remediation

Students who receive F's (0 credit) in any of their core graduation requirement classes (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, etc.) must make up those failed quarter grades in order to graduate. The Park City Learning Center provides opportunities for credit remediation after school and may provide remediation opportunities during the summer break. Students may also remediate credits through online courses or independent study programs. Students should meet with their Counselor to learn about remediation options that may best suit their needs.