Academics

Grading Scales & Academic Recognition


Iowa-Grant High School utilizes two unique grading scales at the high school. A 12-point scale is used for grading and selection of valedictorian and salutatorian. A 4-point scale is used for honor awards, academic awards, scholarships and transcripts. 

GRADING SCALES:

12 PT. SCALE: 
12-A+
11-A
10-A-
09-B+
08-B
07-B-
06-C+
05-C
04-C-
03-D+
02-D
01-D-
00-F

4 PT. SCALE: 
4.0-A
3.0-B
2.0-C
1.0-D
0-F 


HONOR ROLL & ACADEMIC AWARDS PROGRAM 
In order to give more emphasis to academic excellence, Iowa-Grant will offer an academic letter or letters of excellence to any student that meets specific criteria. The academic letter recognizes the outstanding student with some visible means, and shows the importance of academics at Iowa-Grant High Schools.

An Honor Roll will be established at the end of each nine-week period to award recognition for high academic achievement. The four-point scale above relates to the honor roll as follows:

Distinguished Honors 3.75 to 4.00
High Honors 3.50 to 3.74
Honors 3.25 to 3.49

Academic Awards Program:
An academic achievement award system has been established as follows:
Purposes -to promote excellence in scholarship as the primary goal of education
-to encourage all students to try harder to achieve excellence
-to reward those students who exhibit excellence and strive for higher achievement

Criteria The point system will be as follows:
Points will be earned based on the quarterly honor roll level the student has achieved.

Distinguished Honors 3.75 or higher = 5 points
High Honors 3.50 – 3.74 = 4 points
Honors 3.25 – 3.49 = 3 points

Awards
Certificate: 10 – 29 points
Letter: Students with more than 20 points and have not received a letter. (One letter per student)
Bronze Medal: 30 – 49 points
Silver Medal: 50 – 69 points
Gold Medal: 70 – 80 points

Valedictorians and 4.0 students will receive a Crystal pyramid of knowledge

Seniors who maintain a 3.75 G.P.A. over the course of seven semesters will receive a laser engraved diploma plaque.

Seniors who maintain a 3.50 G.P.A. over the course of seven semesters will have their names engraved on Academic Honor Award Plaque.

Seniors who maintain a 3.25 G.P.A. over the course of seven semesters will receive an honor cord to wear at graduation

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