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Grading Scale

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.

  1. Quizzes and Test
    1. All papers (quizzes and/or tests should be returned to students corrected and/or with directions for corrections.
    2. Quizzes should be returned to students within a three (3) day period .
    3. Tests should be returned to students within a five (5) day period.
    4. All quizzes and tests should be evaluated.
  2. Written Assignments (e.g., homework, make-up work)
    1. Required work should be received by the teacher
    2. Required work should be corrected by the student prior to grading.
    3. Required work should be evaluated.
    4. Required work should be returned within an eight (8) day period, depending on the type of work being done.
    5. Failure of the student to turn in assignments on time may result in the student receiving a lower grade on the assignment.
  3. Grade Scale
    Grading Scale
Letter Grade     Grade Scale      Points    
A 90-100 4
B 80-89 3
C 70-79 2
D 64-69 1
F 0-63 0


Quarterly Assessments:
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%

Year-Long Courses:
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.