GRADING SCALE/PROMOTION

Grading System

Letter Percentage
A 90-100
B 80-89
C 74-79
D 70-73
F 0-69

Promotion

Each class with a grade earned of 70 or above will count as 0.5 credits –

Requirements for promotion to 10th grade: 5 credits including no less than: 0.5 unit of core Language Arts, 0.5 unit of core Mathematics, 0.5 unit of core Science.

Requirements for promotion to 11th grade: 11 credits including no less than: 1.5 units of core Language Arts, 1.5 units of core Mathematics, 1.5 units of core Science, 0.5 unit of core Social Studies.

Requirements for promotion to 12th grade: 17 credits including no less than: 2.5 units of core Language Arts, 2.5 units of core Mathematics, 2.5 units of core Science, 1.5 units of core Social Studies.

Requirements for Graduation: 23 credits including no less than: 4 units of core Language Arts, 4 units of core Mathematics, 4 units of core Science, 3 units of core Social Studies*, 3 units of Modern/Classical Language &/or Technical Education &/or Fine Arts*, 1 unit Health & Physical Education.

*For admission to a University System of Georgia college or university, students are required to pass specific courses in each academic area, including two units of the same Modern or Classical Language.  Core academic courses, both required and elective, are included in calculation of the HOPE GPA for HOPE Scholarship eligibility.

Demonstrate proficiency in the four core areas – Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies – by passing one EOC in each of the core content areas or by passing the corresponding subtest of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests.

Passing the Gateway is a graduation requirement for students who entered 9th grade in 1998 and subsequent years.

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