Policies and Administrative Procedures
The Guilford County Schools requires that all parents/guardians be informed at regular intervals on the academic progress of their children.
Grades are a reflection of the student’s progress in meeting the state and local requirements. Grades shall be weighted only for Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate and designated honor courses. Students taking AP lab courses may opt to take the course as Pass/Fail, which does not affect the student’s GPA, or for a non-weighted grade which is included in calculating GPA.
A report card will be sent to the parents of each student at the end of each grading period. In addition to the regular report cards, interim progress reports will be issued to all students at the midpoint of the grading period to inform parents/guardians and to invite participation regarding student progress. Additional reports or contact will be made when it appears students are making unsatisfactory progress or have been absent from school an excessive number of days.
Teachers shall keep accurate records which reflect how they have determined each student’s grades. Completing the progress report shall be the responsibility of the classroom teacher.
4 = Consistently exceeds grade level expectations
3 = Consistently meets grade level expectations independently
2 = Needs support to meet grade level expectations
1 = Below grade level expectations with support
The grade scale for grades 3-12 students in Guilford County Schools shall be:
Grades shall be weighted for Advanced Placement, IB (International Baccalaureate) and designated honor courses.