Lake Forest High School uses a 9-week reporting system. Each report
card will contain only two grades per semester – the 9-week
grade and the final semester grade. At the end of the first 9-
week period of each semester, the teacher will assign a mid-semester
mark. This is a progress report of the student’s performance
up to the time of the report. At the end of each semester, the
teacher will assign a semester grade indicating the student’s
achievement for the total semester of work. This semester grade
will be recorded on the permanent record. Letter grades
are earned as follows:
A+ A special grade indicating unusually brilliant
A An honor grade indicating high achievement.
B An honor grade for achievement considered
above normal in terms of the course objectives.
C The grade for achievement considered normal in reference
to course objectives.
D The grade for achievement considered below normal in reference
to course objectives.
S A mark indicating accomplishment of minimum objectives in a non-graded
U Inability to meet minimum objectives in a non-graded course.
F Failure to accomplish minimum objectives of a course.
Note: Plus (+) and minus (-) grades may be assigned to letters
A through D. Plus (+) and minus
(-) grades carry distinct weight when determining grade point average.
WF Withdrawal from a course, with failure.
E Excused, no credit.
W Withdrawal from course.
P/F Pass/Fail - a grade option
selected by seniors.
Honor rolls will be published following each semester.
The “High Honor Roll” is a listing of those students
who have all “A’s” in full credited courses,
no value is given to pluses (+) and minuses (-).
The “Honor Roll” is a listing of those students who
have received an equal number of “A’s” and “B’s” or
better and no grade lower than “B-”.
Grade Point Average:
Point Values for grades can be found on page 5 of the
Grade point average is cumulatively computed using weighted grades.
Only grades from courses taken at Lake Forest High School will
be included in this computation except as noted. No external
credits will be included. By policy, weighting of grades
is done by administrative action after the teacher has assigned
a letter grade. The weighted values of the grades do not affect
the report card grades. Grades in AP/Honor sections will
have one-half point added when computing G.P.A. Grades in College
Preparatory will be computed for G.P.A. without any change. The
weighted grading system allows a full range of grades to be assigned
at the Basic, College Preparatory and AP/Honors levels without
penalizing students in AP/Honors courses who show relatively
Method of Computing Cumulative G. P. A.
Grade Point Average is figured at the end of each semester. Grade
Point Average is cumulative.
All courses attempted and graded are used to figure G.P.A. except:
Audit Courses Mixed Chorus
Driver Education Pass/Fail Courses
Educational Life Skills Wellness
Freshmen Experience Reading Lab
Learning Resource Center S/U Grades
Point value for grades is added and the total is divided by the
number of courses attempted.