An "I" grade for the nine weeks will be changed to the appropriate grade after the incomplete work (due to an excused absence) has been completed. Failure to make arrangements for completion of such work within one week after the "I" grade has been issued will result in an "F" for the nine weeks. All incomplete work will be completed within five days after the last day of the school year unless the teacher grants an extension of time.
COURSEWORK TAKEN PRIOR TO NINTH GRADE
Advanced coursework taken prior to the ninth grade shall apply toward graduation providing:
- The course is taught by a person who possesses an Ohio educator’s license or teaching certificate that is valid for teaching high school.
- The course meets the high school curriculum requirements as specified in the board-approved course of study.
The grade earned in the advanced course will appear on the high school transcript. These courses will also be used to calculate the GPA.
WEIGHTED GRADE COURSES
The following course offerings will be graded using a weighted grade value. The weighted grade value will be used to calculate weighted grade point average and academic designation. The New Philadelphia Board of Education will pay the Advanced Placement Test fee for the 2011-2012 school year.
AP Art AP U.S. History
AP Biology AP Language and Composition
AP Chemistry AP Literature and Composition
AP Calculus I (AB) AP Physics
AP Environmental Science AP Psychology
AP U.S. Government and Politics AP World History
AP Microeconomics AP Statistics
*AP courses including AP exams, taken at other institutions or
online may be counted into weighted grade calculations.
GRADE POINT AVERAGES
Students will receive grade point averages for grades earned each grading period and an accumulative grade point average for semester grades earned in each course taken at New Philadelphia High School. Point values for grades earned that are used to calculate these grade point averages are as follows:
Grade Point Value Weighted Grade Weighted Point Value
A = 4 A = 5
B = 3 B = 4
C = 2 C = 3
D = 1 D = 2
F = 0 F = 0
Cumulative weighted G.P.A. is used to determine a student's Academic Classification and is only one of the criteria used for acceptance into the National Honor Society. All courses, will be used to calculate this G.P.A. This weighted G.P.A. appears on a student's permanent record and does not appear on the report card. The guidance counselors keep this information and students may make an appointment to review it with their counselor.
To be eligible to participate in athletics, a student athlete must be currently enrolled in a member school and have received passing grades in a minimum of five courses or the equivalent, in the immediate preceding grading period. Physical Education does not count as one of these credit classes.
Summer school grades earned may not be used to substitute for failing grades from the last grading period of the regular school year.
All athletes are expected to attend school at least by 11:20 a.m. in order to participate in practice sessions or game contests. Exceptions must be approved by an administrator.
It is the student’s responsibility to select a course schedule which meets eligibility requirements.
Click the link below to view the New Philadelphia High School Grading Policy.
NPHS Grading Policy