Grading & Evaluation
These policies are established to reflect the EPHS philosophy that grades are a reflection of learning and our commitment to EACH student’s learning. The purpose of grading is to communicate to parents/guardians, students, and the community the extent to which the student has met the objectives of a course. The 4.0 non-weighted grading system, standardized within courses and departments, should promote risk-taking, promote mastery, and allow for personalization. Letter grades are determined in each class as follows:
● A: 93-100%
● A-: 90-92%
● B+: 87-89%
● B: 83-86%
● B-: 80-82%
● C+: 77-79%
● C: 73-76%
● C-: 70-72%
● D+: 67-69%
● D: 63-66%
● D-: 60-62%
● F: 0-59%
● Pass/No Credit system: P = 60% and above NC = below 60%
- Final term grades will be rounded up for point values of .5-.9 and rounded down for point values of 0-.4.
- Grades are based on at least a 70% Academic Performance/30% Academic Practice split
- No Extra Credit factored into grade
- Re-takes/re-dos apply to course/team identified Essential Learning items in the Academic Performance category
- Any re-take/re-do is worth 100% value
- Cheating or unexcused absences on Essential Learning items in Academic Performance category will result in disciplinary responses, but re-take/re-do rule applies.
- If students are missing Essential Learning items in Academic Performance category at the end of a term, the student grade may be reported as an incomplete until the student completes those items
Incompletes can be given to students who did not complete coursework due to extenuating circumstances that are beyond their control. If students are missing Essential Learning items in Academic Performance category at the end of a term, the student grade may be reported as an incomplete until the student completes those items. When a student earns a grade of (I) Incomplete, it will be reflected in the computation of his/her new GPA as a zero. This zero stays until the grade is changed. In order to resolve an incomplete, the student must make arrangements with the teacher to complete the missing work. If an incomplete is not completed by these arrangements the student has these options:
- Contract with their teacher to finish it: If a student contracts with a teacher, the teacher stipulates what must be done and a deadline (at least 3 weeks after the end of the term) for completion of work. If a student contracts with teacher, and does not complete by the contracted deadline, the “I” turns into an “F”.
- Enroll in an in-school credit recovery class: If a student enrolls in the in-school credit recovery class, they must finish the incomplete by the end of the term of enrollment. If they do not, the “I” turns into an “F”. This option is only available if the original class is able to provide materials to allow credit recovery. If the teacher can provide rubrics to correct the assessments associated with the incomplete, then the credit recovery teacher can do this. If not, then the original teacher will evaluate the work.
- Enroll in a summer school class: If a student enrolls in the summer school credit recovery class, s/he needs to complete credit in summer school. If the course is not completed, the original grade of “I” turns into an “F.” This option is only available if the original class is able to provide materials to allow credit recovery. If the teacher can provide rubrics to correct the assessments associated with the incomplete, then the credit recovery teacher can do this. If not, then the original teacher must evaluate the work.
The guidelines for the pass/no credit options are:
- The passing grade for all departments will be 60 percent of the accumulated points or grades for the term.
- Students may exercise the option for up to two courses each year with no more than one per term.
- Use caution: Many colleges and universities request courses be taken for a letter grade.
- Students must declare their intent in writing by submitting a pass/no credit form (with required signatures) by the deadline. Forms are available in each Student Center.
- The deadline for applying for a Pass/No Credit grade is the first school day following parent/teacher conferences each term.
A course taken through Eden Prairie High School may be repeated with the consent of a counselor if the student originally received a grade of D+, D, D-, or F. The student will receive credit only once for the repeated course. The higher grade will appear on the transcript and a grade of "NC" replaces the other grade. It is the responsibility of the student to request to have the lower grade removed. Repeating a class will be allowed on a space available basis only. Students must wait until the first day's class to register.