# 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.