Report Cards & Grading
A progress report will be mailed home after 4 ½ weeks of every 9-week grading period and a conference may be requested at that time. Parents and guardians may request a weekly progress report thereafter based on the quality of the student’s work.
Report cards are handed out at the end of every 9 weeks and final report cards will be mailed home. Please check the district calendar or website for distribution dates. Parents can check grades anytime using Power School's Parent Portal.
Students are graded on a numeric grading scale. These percentages are as follows:
90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F
Final examinations will be scheduled and are required for the core subjects of English, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. The grade weight for each nine-week grading period for core subjects will be 22% of one’s grade. The final exam’s value is 12%.
Each nine-week grading period 22% x 4 = 88%
Final examination grade 12% x 1 = 12%
The best way to avoid failure is to always work to your ability at all times and contact your teacher immediately for special help when you feel you are having difficulty. Teachers reserve the right to give a failing grade for any paper submitted after a given deadline without an acceptable reason.
Incomplete grades may change the final average to “failing.” Regardless of a student’s average, any course may be failed by not meeting special course requirements. Our entire grading system is based on the premise that one is held accountable for completing all requirements. Teachers reserve the right to give a failing grade for any assignment submitted after a given deadline without an acceptable reason.
An Honor Roll will be published every grading period including the names of all students who have an 85% or higher grade average. All courses will be included in calculating grade averages in proportion to the particular amount of credit given each course. Students achieving three consecutive certificates in Distinguished Honors will receive a certificate of distinction at the awards program in May.
The Honor Roll will be as follows:
95 – 100%+ = Distinguished Honors
90 – 94.99% = High Honors
85 – 89.99% = Honors
Class rank is cumulative and is computed using all grades earned while attending Northgate High School. The official ranking is completed at the end of each academic year. The grade earned in a course taken for make-up is recorded in addition to the grade originally earned in that course; however, credit is granted only once. Summer school grades become part of the record for the following school term and will not affect class rank until the end of the next school year.
Students electing advanced and identified accelerated courses have an opportunity to improve their class rank on the weighted scale. The extra weight is given to courses by increasing the quality point value of the grades earned in the course. There will be five additional percentage points added to the grade. The courses receiving this additional credit are CIHS English,CIHS Biology, CIHS Physics, CIHS Chemistry, CIHS Human Geography, CIHS Government, CIHS Algebra II, CIHS Trigonometry /Pre-Calculus and CIHS Computer Science Principles.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level courses taught in high school. All AP courses will have ten additional percentage points added to the grade. These courses include AP U.S. History, AP European History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP English Language and Composition, and AP Statistics.