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Grading Scale/Weighted Grade Procedure

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Grading Scale 
Following is the Franklin High School uniform grading scale and grade point average policy that will be used for all FHS courses: 
A = 95-100                    C = 77-79 
A- = 92-94                     C- = 74-76 
B+ = 89-91                    D+ = 71-73 
B = 86-88                      D = 68-70 
B- = 83-85                     D- = 65-67 
C+ = 80-82                    F = 64 and Below 

A = 4.000                      C = 2.000 
A- = 3.667                     C- = 1.667 
B+ = 3.333                    D+ =1.333 
B = 3.000                      D = 1.000 
B- = 2.667                     D- = 0.667 
C+ = 2.333                    F = 0.000 

Weighted GPA Procedure 
  • Grade point averages will be calculated using a 4.0 scale. 
  • After the GPA is calculated, .05 points or .025 will be added to the GPA for each semester of the weighted course successfully completed. Successfully completed is defined by a grade of “C” or higher. 
  • Courses that may result in college credit in a four-year (Bachelor Degree) college program will receive the .05 weighting 
  • Courses that may result in credit at a two-year (Technical College/Associate Degree) college program will receive the .025 weighting 
  • The weighted grade points (.05 or .025) will never be averaged: they will be added to the calculated GPA at the end of each semester.
Example of Weighted Grade calculation:
Senior Year Semester I 
Enrolled in AP Chemistry (one semester) 
AP Government (one semester) 
7th semester calculated GPA                 3.87 
One semester AP Chemistry                  +.05 
One semester AP Government               +.05 
Cumulative GPA                                       3.97