Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833

  
  

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GRADING SYSTEM
 

Letter Grade

Percentage

Quality Points

A

90% – to – 100%

4.0

B

80% – to – 90%

3.0

C

70% – to – 80%

2.0

D

60% – to – 69%

1.0

E

Below 60%

0.0

Grades in most classes will be calculated by percentage and be reflected as such on the report card.  The grading scale used at Ambridge Area High School will be based on a four point system (i.e. A=4; B=3; C=2, D=1; E=0).

               

WEIGHTED COURSES
A student must earn an “A”, “B”, or “C” grade to receive the additional weighted value.  A student who receives a “D” will obtain the credit value for the course but not the weighted value.  The following is an outline of courses which have additional weight.

Weighted GPA will be calculated in two steps.  The first step is to calculate a “Non-Weighted GPA” on a 4.0 scale.  Once this GPA is calculated, an add on factor for “Advanced Placement” and “Honors” courses in grades 11 & 12 will be combined with the Non-Weighted GPA in the following manner.

AP / Dual Enrollment

Add On Factor

Honors

Add On Factor

A

.050

A

.025

B

.040

B

.018

C

.030

C

.010

D

No Weight Assigned

D

No Weight Assigned

E

No Weight Assigned

E

No Weight Assigned

 

The following is a listing of the weighted courses:

Advanced Placement   Biology German   III
Advanced Placement Calculus German IV
Advanced Placement English Italian III
Advanced Placement Physics Italian IV
Advanced Placement European History Spanish III
Accounting I (Dual Enrollment) Spanish IV
Intermediate Communications (Dual   Enrollment) Pre-Calculus
English 15/CAS 100A (Dual Enrollment) Calculus
Honors World Cultures Advanced Chemistry (Dual Enrollment)
Honors Government & Economics GATE Tech III
Honors Communications III GATE Tech IV
Honors Communications IV