• Grading

     
    Interim Reports/ Report Cards

    Interim reports and quarterly report cards will be available through our Skyward Online Grading System and sent home only by request to all parents at mid-marking period and the end of the quarter. The interim report will state the student’s current grade and may comment on his/her progress. In addition, parents can check their students’ grades by accessing the Skyward Online Grading System found on the district’s website. The final report card for the year will be available online after the last day of school. Parents may sign up to receive automatic emails updating on their students' academic status everyday if they so choose.

     

    Mid-term and Final Exam Policies

    High school seniors are not exempt from mid-term exams but can be exempt from a final exam if they have achieved a 90% average in a course only if it is not a class requiring a Keystone exam. A grade average for a student exempt from taking a final exam will be calculated by averaging the four quarter grades plus the mid-term grade. Raw scores will be used for this calculation.

     

    The exception to the above procedures involves students enrolled in courses considered semester courses. A student is exempt at midterm if he/she has achieved a 90% in both quarters. Requests to take mid-term or final exams before the scheduled date will not be granted. Allowing students to take exams prior to the scheduled date will compromise the integrity of the exam. Students who are absent from school and miss a mid-term must make arrangements with the teacher to make up the test.

     

    IMPORTANT: Students who are absent during final exams must make up those exams prior to June 30 on specified dates announced by the high school. Make-up final exams will be proctored and graded by the subject area department head or his/her designee; the cost of these services must be assumed by the students’ parents/guardians. Please refer to the school calendar and note potential snow make-up days when planning vacations and make every effort to take final exams at the times they are administered. Please review Board policy #204 regarding attendance during mid-term and final exams.

     

     

    Honor Roll Calculation

    Honor roll will be calculated using the chart of weighted averages and credit value of the course, as seen below.

     

    High Honor Roll

    In order for a student to achieve high honor roll status, he/she must attain a grade average of at least 93% with no individual grade being lower than 85% in all subjects.

     

    Honor Roll

    In order for a student to achieve honor roll status, he/she must attain a grade average of at least 85% with no individual grade being lower than 75% in all subjects.

     

    Advanced Placement Program

    The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) is an opportunity for students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Through this program they may earn credit, advanced placement, or both for college. By challenging and stimulating students, the AP Program provides access to high quality education, accelerates learning, rewards achievement, and enhances both high school and college programs.

     

    Wilson High School is committed to the Advanced Placement Program. Wilson teachers are well prepared to teach Advanced Placement courses, having attended summer courses that prepared them for teaching specific subject areas.

     

    AP exams are an integral part of an AP course. The exam grade provides an important payoff to students in terms of college credit and advanced placement. Exam results from all AP students also give AP teachers and administrators important feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of their courses.

     

    Students at Wilson High School who enroll in AP courses will have two options with regard to the end-of-the-year national AP exam.

     

    1.   School Board policy states that all students enrolled in an AP course must register, pay for, and take the end-of-the-year national AP exam in order to receive the AP designation on the student’s transcript and weighting for the course in calculating GPA. If, however, the student chooses not to take the exam, the student will receive the honors designation on the student’s transcript and weighting for the course in calculating GPA.  

     
     

    We believe that true college preparatory students should challenge themselves with at least one AP course during high school. Please note that grade weights for honors and AP courses are listed at the bottom of this page. It is important to note, however, that the raw score, not the weighted score,appears on the student’s report card and transcript. Weighting is configured into the student’s GPA at the end of every semester, but the student’s GPA only appears on the report card at the end of the year. 


    Class Rank

    For the purposes of class ranking, which begins in the student’s 9th grade year, each student receives an overall numeric average which includes all courses attempted. A student moving into the Wilson School District becomes eligible for class ranking only after he or she has been a student in the District for 91 days, or more than one semester. Class rank is only recalculated after a final grade has been submitted at the end of the school year. GPA and class rank is calculaed based off of courses taken at Wilson High School. 

     

    The numeric average for class rank is adjusted for weighted courses (honors and AP) as follows:

     

    Raw Score

    Honors 1.1

    AP 1.17

     

    Raw Score

    Honors 1.1

    AP 1.17

    100

    110.00

    117.00

     

    78

    85.80

    91.26

    99

    108.90

    115.83

     

    77

    84.70

    90.09

    98

    107.80

    114.66

     

    76

    83.60

    88.92

    97

    106.70

    113.49

     

    75

    82.50

    87.75

    96

    105.60

    112.32

     

    74

    81.40

    86.58

    95

    104.50

    111.15

     

    73

    80.30

    85.41

    94

    103.40

    109.98

     

    72

    79.20

    84.24

    93

    102.30

    108.81

     

    71

    78.10

    83.07

    92

    101.20

    107.64

     

    70

    77.00

    81.90

    91

    100.10

    106.47

     

    69

    75.90

    80.73

    90

    99.00

    105.30

     

    68

    74.80

    79.56

    89

    97.90

    104.13

     

    67

    73.70

    78.39

    88

    96.80

    102.96

     

    66

    72.60

    77.22

    87

    95.70

    101.79

     

    65

    71.50

    76.05

    86

    94.60

    100.62

     

    64

    70.40

    74.88

    85

    93.50

    99.45

     

    63

    69.30

    73.71

    84

    92.40

    98.28

     

    62

    68.20

    72.54

    83

    91.30

    97.11

     

    61

    67.10

    71.37

    82

    90.20

    95.94

     

    60

    66.00

    70.20

    81

    89.10

    94.77

     

    Weighting continues for grades below 60%.

    80

    88.00

    93.60

     

    79

    86.90

    92.43

     

     
     

    The 4.0 grading scale below is for weighted courses only. To calculate weighted GPA, you must divide GPA credits by GPA points. Thus, the scale below will not be an equivalent for overall GPA due to the various weighting assigned to courses (AP, Honors, and CP courses).

     

    Percentage

    4.0 Scale

     

    Percentage

    4.0 Scale

    117

    5.0000

     

    78

    2.6000

    116

    4.9204

     

    77

    2.5250

    115

    4.8570

     

    76

    2.4500

    114

    4.7856

     

    75

    2.3750

    113

    4.7142

     

    74

    2.3000

    112

    4.6428

     

    73

    2.2250

    111

    4.5714

     

    72

    2.1500

    110

    4.5000

     

    71

    2.0750

    109

    4.4500

     

    70

    2.0000

    108

    4.4000

     

    69

    1.9000

    107

    4.3500

     

    68

    1.8000

    106

    4.3000

     

    67

    1.7000

    105

    4.2500

     

    66

    1.6000

    104

    4.2000

     

    65

    1.5000

    103

    4.1500

     

    64

    1.4000

    102

    4.1000

     

    63

    1.3000

    101

    4.0500

     

    62

    1.2000

    100

    4.0000

     

    61

    1.1000

    99

    3.9500

     

    60

    1.0000

    98

    3.9000

     

    59

    0.9500

    97

    3.8500

     

    58

    0.9000

    96

    3.8000

     

    57

    0.8500

    95

    3.7500

     

    56

    0.8000

    94

    3.7000

     

    55

    0.7500

    93

    3.6500

     

    54

    0.7000

    92

    3.6000

     

    53

    0.6500

    91

    3.5500

     

    52

    0.6000

    90

    3.5000

     

    51

    0.5500

    89

    3.4250

     

    50

    0.5000

    88

    3.3500

     

    49

    0.4500

    87

    3.2750

     

    48

    0.4000

    86

    3.2000

     

    47

    0.3500

    85

    3.1250

     

    46

    0.3000

    84

    3.0500

     

    45

    0.2500

    83

    2.9750

     

    44

    0.2000

    82

    2.9000

     

    43

    0.1500

    81

    2.8250

     

    42

    0.1000

    80

    2.7500

     

    41

    0.0500

    79

    2.6850

     

    40

    0.0000

     

     

    Valedictorian/Salutatorian Selectio

    The Valedictorian/Salutatorian designation will be replaced with a Latin Honors system beginning for the class of 2017 in the 2016-2017 school year. Students will be recognized based upon their cumulative GPA in the following fashion beginning in the 2016-2017 school year:

     

    4.00

    Summa Cum Laude

    3.75-3.999

    Magna Cum Laude

    3.50-3.749

    Cum Laude