Grading Information

CLASS RANK

Ridge High School does not rank, but provides each student with an official weighted GPA after each semester.

ASPEN

Parents/guardians and students may access grades, attendance and discipline records through the Aspen portal.  Each student and parent/guardian has his/her own account.


REPORT CARDS

These reports will be issued four times per year and will be available through Aspen only.  No hard copy is provided.  

 

GRADING SCALE

A+ 97-100
A 93-96
A- 90-92
B+ 87-89
B 83-86
B- 80-82
C+ 77-79
C 73-76
C- 70-72
D+ 67-69
D 63-66
D- 60-62
E  0-59

CALCULATION OF THE FINAL GRADE AVERAGE

To calculate the final average in a course:

  1. Convert the letter grades for each of the four marking periods to numerical grades using the chart below.

  2. Take the sum of the numerical values.

  3. Divide that sum by 4 (if it is a full-year course) or 2 (if it is a semester course).

  4. Using the chart, convert the grade back to the letter grade by using the closest value.  If the value is equidistant between two letter grades, round up to the higher grade.


A+

12

A

11

A-

10

B+

9

B

8

B-

7

C+

6

C

5

C-

4

D+

3

D

2

D-

1

E

0



The numerical average you see on Aspen may calculated differently.  You should use this method to determine your final grade, and not rely what you see in Aspen.  The two may be different.

WEIGHTING OF FINAL ACADEMIC GRADES

Weighting is the measure of the difficulty of a course relative to standard or conventional high school courses.  This measure takes into account both the difficulty of the subject matter and the difference in the amount of work expected from the students.  A three-tiered weighting system is used at Ridge High School.  This system recognizes the difference in rigor between Honors, Advanced Placement, and College Prep classes.

Weighting Chart


INCOMPLETES

An "I" on a report card in lieu of a grade indicates that the marking period grade or the final average grade cannot be computed because the student's academic work is "Incomplete" due to illness of extenuating circumstances. An incomplete grade must be satisfactorily completed 10 school days after the close of the marking period or it will automatically be changed to an "E," unless the subject teacher requests that the grade be held "incomplete" because of extenuating circumstances. 

HONOR ROLL DETERMINATIONS

Honor Roll, High Honor Roll, and Principal's Honor Roll students will be determined at the end of each marking period.  The designation will show only on the report card; it does not appear on the transcript.

  • Honor Roll ranking will be achieved with a marking period grade of “B-” or higher in every subject.

  • High Honor Roll ranking will be achieved with a marking period grade of “B-” or higher in one subject with marking period grades of “A” or better in all other subjects.

  • Principal's Honor Roll ranking will be achieved with a marking period grade of “A-” or better in every subject.

Students with any report card grade of ABS, CUT or E are ineligible for honor roll.  These distinctions appear on the report card only.  Print your report card every marking period so you have a record.