Grading System and Grade Level Promotion
Selected Level 1 and elective courses, Honors Level, and Advanced Placement courses are given additional weight for purposes of calculating a student's class rank and honor roll status. These courses are weighted due to increased student work load and teacher expectations. To obtain the weighted grade, the grade assigned by the teacher is multiplied by the number of credits established for the course and then by a factor of 1.01, 1.03, or 1.06 respectively. Weighting for each course is contained within the Course Selection Manual. The actual grade assigned by the teacher appears on the report card.
Grade Level Promotion
Students attending the high school are required to sign up for six credits per year. To be promoted from one grade level to the next, students must earn the following credits:
Five (5) credits to move from freshman to sophomore status.
Ten (10) credits to move from sophomore to junior status.
Sixteen (16) credits to move from junior to senior status.
All 22 credits must be earned prior to graduation to participate in graduation ceremonies.
Make-Up of Failures
It is highly recommended that failed core courses be made up in summer school. Successful summer school efforts will permit more flexibility in scheduling and will allow the student to stay on track toward graduation. Only a course that a student achieves a final grade of 50% or higher can be made up in summer school. Subjects required for graduation must be repeated if failed. If needed or desired, elective subjects may be made up to fulfill prerequisites or achieve additional credits. However, elective classes are not offered in summer school.
Additionally, students may also repeat courses already passes with a grade of 70%-76%. Students repeating courses because of failure or because they have received a grade of 70%-76% will receive both grades on the report card and transcript for ranking and grade point average purposes. However, only one credit will be awarded for a given course.
Vocational/Technical School Application Process
Freshmen Orientation to Cumberland Perry Vocational/Technical School
Schedule of Events:
Completed applications are due in mid-December for students planning to attend the vo-tech school for the following academic school year. Applications are available online at www.cpavts.org.
Admissions Criteria: The Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School uses certain criteria to help to predict an applicant's ability to succeed in a career and technical program. The application includes an interest data sheet as well as teacher recommendations and information on the student's attendance, discipline and testing history.
For more information about the school and programs offered, visit www.cpavts.org.