High School Grading
Student Handbook and Conduct Code
The evaluation of student work is a vital part of the educational process. Students should be aware of their progress as they proceed with their studies.
- Quizzes and Test
- All papers (quizzes and/or tests should be returned to students corrected and/or with directions for corrections.
- Quizzes should be returned to students within a three (3) day period .
- Tests should be returned to students within a five (5) day period.
- All quizzes and tests should be evaluated.
- Written Assignments (e.g., homework, make-up work)
- Required work should be received by the teacher
- Required work should be corrected by the student prior to grading.
- Required work should be evaluated.
- Required work should be returned within an eight (8) day period, depending on the type of work being done.
- Failure of the student to turn in assignments on time may result in the student receiving a lower grade on the assignment.
- Grade Scale
Grading ScaleLetter GradeGrade ScalePointsA90-1004B80-893C70-792D64-691F0-630
Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, semester and final exams are replaced with four (4) quarterly assessments. Quarterly assessments are a separate category in the teacher gradebook and are weighted at 10 percent of the quarterly grade.
Procedures for calculating grades:
Teachers use numerical scores in determining letter grades. The procedure for determining final grades is as follows (semester grades in a year-long course are determined in the same manner as grades in a semester course):
Semester Courses – Credit Bearing:
First or Third Quarter Grade = 50%
Second or Fourth Quarter Grade = 50%
First Semester Grade = 50%
Second Semester Grade = 50%
Transfer Student: Letter grades from a previous school division will be converted to the York County School Division's four-point grading scale. Grade Point Average (GPA) will be calculated based on conversion results.
- Quizzes and Test