Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School
|Marta Montleon, Superintendent-Director
Brian S. Bentley, Assistant Superintendent-Director/Principal
|251 Stonehaven Road
Fall River, Massachusetts 02723
|TO:||All Faculty & Staff|
|FROM:||Brian S. Bentley, Assistant Superintendent-Director/Principal|
|SUBJECT:||Grade Point Average & Class Rank Calculation|
|DATE:||2013 - 2014 School Year|
Each academic and selective course is assigned the appropriate level based on the rigor of the curriculum and the performance expectations: generally honors courses are rated at level five, mainstream courses are rated at level one and courses with modified curriculum and/or performance expectations are rated at level three. For the purposes of calculating GPA only, each level is assigned a specific weight. It is important to note that levels do not affect the grade published on a student’s report card and Honor Roll status. Levels provided a means of accurately calculating class rank for a diverse population. Levels may, also, be utilized to adjust for an individual with significant modifications to his/her course expectations. GPA and class rank are calculated by multiplying a student’s adjusted class averages by the corresponding credit value, adding the points for all courses and then dividing by the total number of attempted credits.
From the Diman Employee Handbook.