• Weighted Courses
    This system rewards students for selection and achievement in more difficult courses. High school courses are divided into three groups: Group I courses (listed below) are weighted by a factor of 1.20, Group II courses (listed below) are weighted by a factor of 1.10, Group III courses (not listed) are all other courses and are not weighted. Course weights are multiplied against percentage earned to determine quality points. A student's quality points are then divided by the total number of credits to determine grade point average (G.P.A.) and class rank. Weighted grades are not used in calculation of honor roll. For these weighted courses, all students may elect to enroll without meeting required criteria, but each weighted course does have specific criteria to consider when selecting courses. These weighted courses require increased rigor, higher order thinking skills and more homework.
     

    Group I (1.20)
    • Inquiry Seminar
    • AP English Literature and Composition
    • AP English Language and Composition
    • AP Calculus A/B
    • AP Calculus B/C
    • AP Computer Science A
    • AP Statistics
    • AP Physics B
    • AP United States History
    • AP United States Government and Politics
    • AP Music Theory
    • Honors Spanish V
    • Introduction to Agribusiness Fundamentals
    • Dual Enrollment courses


    Group II (1.10)
    • Honors English Grade 9
    • Honors English Grade 10
    • Honors English Grade 11
    • Honors English Grade 12
    • Honors Geometry
    • Honors Algebra II
    • Pre-calculus
    • Calculus
    • Honors Earth Science
    • Honors Biology
    • Honors Chemistry
    • Chemistry II
    • Honors Physics
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology
    • Biochemistry/Biotechnology
    • Competition Science
    • Honors US History I
    • Honors United States History II
    • Honors World History
    • French Literature and Composition
    • French Art and History
    • German Short Stories and Culture
    • Study of German Theater and Novel
    • Honors Spanish IV

    Group III (1.0)
    • All courses not included in Group I and II