Class Rank/GPA/Grading Scale Adjustments

As highlighted to the Garnet Valley community, recently the School Board of Directors approved an array of changes regarding the proposal of altering academic components such as class rank, the GPA scale, and the grading format. Through the launching of the proposal at a meeting on Monday evening, the School Board of Directors specifically decided to eliminate class rank beginning with the Class of 2020 and slightly alter the GPA scale to a 4.0 scale, providing 0.25 extra quality points for Honors courses and 0.50 extra quality points for AP courses. Additionally, the grading scale is being shifted to a ten-point grading scale (i.e. A (90-100), B (80-89), C (70-79), D (60-69), F (59 or below). The changes described will go into effect on July 1st, 2019 and will apply to the Class of 2020 and all following classes. Furthermore, the new academic standards will alter students’ grades from past high school years, aside from grades 64 or below, and these additional alterations should be completely set in stone by the end of July 2019. Any additional information regarding these academic changes will likely be notified in upcoming e-alerts sent out by the high school administration.

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