Graduation Requirements and Planning
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
Advanced Placement (AP) courses earning a letter grade of C- or better will have an enhanced (weighted) cumulative GPA of +.0125 per quarter, per AP class. Honors courses are not weighted.
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).
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 7 grade-earning classes, and one 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
PCHS Honor Roll:
Honor Roll is calculated quarterly after grades are initially stored, 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. When in doubt, verify with AdvancED (advanc-ed.org) or your Counselor. An official transcript or information from the school should reflect the accrediting agency. Park City High School reserves the right to deny credits that have not been properly approved.
Grades and credits from other accredited schools are added to the student's Park City High School Official Transcript under the year and quarter in which they are completed and with the letter grade and/or percent 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 the PCHS Grading Standard). Park City High School adds GPA weight for qualifying AP course grades only (Honors and IB are not weighted).
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 Academy provides opportunities for credit remediation after school and may provide remediation opportunities during the summer break. Students may also remediate credits through accredited online courses. Students should meet with their Counselor to learn about remediation options that may best suit their needs.
Grade Replacement Policy
The Park City Board of Education acknowledges that students in grades 9-12 might desire or be required to repeat a course for various reasons. The three primary reasons to repeat a course include: students who have previously failed a course and repeat it to earn credit (remediation); students who enroll in additional units of credit to further their understanding and skills (i.e. band or journalism); and students who repeat an entire course to improve their grade. For information and specific requirements, speak with your Counselor and refer to PCSD Policy 10036--Grade Replacement Policy for Grades 9-12.