Final Average Calculation

The final average is the whole number grade that a student earns as the grade for a course at the end of the year. The elementary and middle school approach this identically; the high school is slightly different to accommodate mid-term and final exams. The final average, in the high school, is the grade that is displayed on transcripts and used as the basis for calculating GPA.

### Elementary and Middle School

* Numerically-scored courses (with no exam):* The final average is calculated by taking a direct average of the percentage earned in each quarter (not the rounded whole number grade for the quarter) and rounding to the nearest whole number. For a student who enrolled in a course late or for some other reason missed a quarter or more, the final average is calculated in the same way, with the missing quarter(s) eliminated from the average.

**Alpha-scored courses:*** *The final average is calculated by taking a direct average of the percentage grades that underlie the quarter grades (not the rounded whole number grade for the quarter); then, the letter that corresponds to the numeric average is displayed. For a student who enrolled in a course late or for some other reason missed a quarter or more, the final average is calculated in the same way, with the missing quarter(s) eliminated from the average.

### High School

* Numerically-scored courses (with mid-term and final exam):* The final average is calculated by:

(A) Multiplying the percentage earned in each quarter (not the rounded, whole number grade for the quarter) by 22.5, the mid-term exam grade by 5, and the final exam grade by 5

(B) Summing the products in (A).

(C) Dividing the sum from (B) by the sum of the multipliers in (A).

(D) Rounding the result to the nearest whole number

For a student who enrolled in a course late or for some other reason missed a quarter or more, the final average is calculated in the same way, with the grade(s) and multiplier(s) from the missing quarter(s) eliminated.

* Numerically-scored courses (with final exam only):* The final average is calculated by:

(A) Multiplying the percentage earned in each quarter (not the rounded, whole number grade for the quarter) by 22.5 and the final exam by 10

(B) Summing the products in (A).

(C) Dividing the sum from (B) by the sum of the multipliers in (A).

(D) Rounding the result to the nearest whole number

For a student who enrolled in a course late or for some other reason missed a quarter or more, the final average is calculated in the same way, with the grade(s) and multiplier(s) from the missing quarter(s) eliminated.

* Numerically-scored courses (with no exam):* The final average is calculated by taking a direct average of the percentage earned in each quarter (not the rounded, whole number grade for the quarter) and rounding to the nearest whole number. For a student who enrolled in a course late or for some other reason missed a quarter or more, the final average is calculated in the same way, with the missing quarter(s) eliminated from the average.

**Alpha-scored courses:*** *The final average is calculated by taking a direct average of the percentage grades that underlie the quarter grades (not the whole number grade for the quarter); then, the letter that corresponds to the numeric average is displayed. For a student who enrolled in a course late or for some other reason missed a quarter or more, the final average is calculated in the same way, with the missing quarter(s) eliminated from the average.