About Semester Final Grades for AP Classes

A friendly reminder that final semester grades are not adjusted because the student was “close” to the next higher grade. As the course info packet from August 2023 clearly states:

No grade adjustments are made for students who are “close” to a particular grade. So an 89.99% grade is a B+ grade, and will not be “rounded up” to an A- grade. Grades reflect mastery of course content, not the effort expended by the student during the final few weeks of class. Plan ahead, track your grade closely, and work in advance to earn the grade you desire.

Beyond this statement, please remember that I have scaled every quiz this semester, I have scaled the semester final, and I have provided an extra credit project this semester to assist students in reaching the next higher grade. For APCS-P, I have also scaled the Practice Create Task. In short, I have already done my part to assist every student in “moving up” to the next higher grade.

Thank you for all of your hard work in this class…

Mr. Eliot