Collierville High School

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Grading Guidelines

Grades will be reported on report cards and accumulative records using numerical values as indicated below:
A    93-100
B    85-92
C    75-84
D    70-74
F    Below 70

HONORS COURSES: Three (3) points shall be added to each nine-week term grade and each semester exam grade of 70 or above. Points shall NOT be added to the semester average. These points shall be added by the teacher of the Honors course at the time grades are recorded on report cards and accumulative records.

AP LEVEL COURSES: Five (5) points shall be added to each nine-week term grade and each semester exam grade of 70 or above. Points shall NOT be added to the semester average. These points shall be added by the teacher of the Advanced Placement course at the time grades are recorded on report cards and accumulative records.

SEMESTER AVERAGES: For courses which have no Tennessee State Mandated exam (Gateway/TCAP Writing Assessment/ End of Course Tests) required during a given semester, semester grades are determined by counting the two semester grades as 80% and the semester exam, or comparable evaluation, as 20%. For courses which have a Tennessee State mandated exam required during a given semester, semester grades are determined by counting the two quarter term grades as 65%, the semester examination, or a comparable evaluation, as 10%, and the Tennessee State mandated exam as 25%.

EXAM EXEMPTIONS: A student classified as being in the 12th grade, having a 90 or higher average for the two terms in a specific course, and having three (3) or fewer excused absences in that same course will be exempted from the semester exam if the student desires. When a student is exempted from the exam, the semester average will be the average of the two term grades. ANY UNEXCUSED ABSENCE IN THE COURSE WILL DISQUALIFY THE STUDENT FROM ALL EXEMPTIONS. EXEMPTIONS APPLY ONLY TO TEACHER-MADE SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS.  During second semester, all students (9th-12th) can be considered for exam exemption as well.

AWARDING UNITS OF CREDIT: Credits will be awarded in .5 increments upon successful completion of a semester.  Additionally, a student will receive one full credit in the course if he/she receives a passing yearly average in the course.

HONORS COURSES: Three (3) points shall be added to each nine-week term grade and each semester exam grade of 70 or above. Points shall NOT be added to the semester average. These points shall be added by the teacher of the Honors course at the time grades are recorded on report cards and accumulative records.

AP LEVEL COURSES: Five (5) points shall be added to each nine-week term grade and each semester exam grade of 70 or above. Points shall NOT be added to the semester average. These points shall be added by the teacher of the Advanced Placement course at the time grades are recorded on report cards and accumulative records.

SEMESTER AVERAGES: For courses which have no Tennessee State Mandated exam (Gateway/TCAP Writing Assessment/ End of Course Tests) required during a given semester, semester grades are determined by counting the two semester grades as 80% and the semester exam, or comparable evaluation, as 20%. For courses which have a Tennessee State mandated exam required during a given semester, semester grades are determined by counting the two quarter term grades as 65%, the semester examination, or a comparable evaluation, as 10%, and the Tennessee State mandated exam as 25%.

EXAM EXEMPTIONS: A student classified as being in the 12th grade, having a 90 or higher average for the two terms in a specific course, and having three (3) or fewer excused absences in that same course will be exempted from the semester exam if the student desires. When a student is exempted from the exam, the semester average will be the average of the two term grades. ANY UNEXCUSED ABSENCE IN THE COURSE WILL DISQUALIFY THE STUDENT FROM ALL EXEMPTIONS. EXEMPTIONS APPLY ONLY TO TEACHER-MADE SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS.  During second semester, all students (9th-12th) can be considered for exam exemption as well.