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Bala Cynwyd Middle School


Grading Scale

Grades are to be an evaluation of a student’s academic work. Student discipline shall have no effect on grades. Student achievement will be reported as a letter grade.

Numeric Average Alpha Grade
97-100 A+
93-96 A
90-92 A-
87-89 B+
83-86 B
80-82 B-
77-79 C+
73-76 C
70-72 C-
67-69 D+
63-66  D
60-63 D-
Below 60 F
> 86.5 O – Outstanding
64.5-86.4 S – Satisfactory
< 64.5 U - Unsatisfactory

Finals Grades

A final year-long grade is issued in every class. The numeric averages of each of the four quarters are totaled and divided by four, which results in a final grade. In summary, each quarter equates to 25% of a student’s final grade. Also, there is a statistical “floor” of 50% for each of the first two quarters. Students who receive a grade of “F” for the final yearly grade in a course will be expected to re-take the course in Summer School. This is reflected in School Board Policy Number 213.

Learning Support Room Students

Special grading and test-taking considerations may be implemented for a child with identified learning difficulties by the child’s study team (counselor, learning support teachers, academic teacher(s), administration and parents). Grades may be adapted due to individual academic needs, as prescribed by the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).