Students have up to 30 school days to enroll in a new course in the same department; however, students should be enrolled in their courses by the third week of each semester. Parental permission is required prior to dropping a course. Students who withdraw from a class in the last 30 days of a semester will have either a WP or WF (recorded on their transcripts) reflecting their progress in the class at the time the class was dropped and will receive no credit for the class. A student may be dropped administratively from a class at any time during the semester for severe behavior and/or attendance problems. THIS ADMINISTRATIVE DROP WILL BE RECORDED ON TRANSCRIPT AS AN “F” grade and a “U” (unsatisfactory) citizenship and may therefore affect student eligibility.
- Outstanding (A) 4 pts.
- Above Average (B) 3 pts.
- Satisfactory (C) 2 pts.
- Below Average (D) 1 pt.
- Failure (F) (No Credit)
- Incomplete (I) (No Credit)
- WP Withdrawal Pass (No Credit)*
- WF Withdrawal Failure (No Credit)*
- NM No Mark (No Credit)*
|COUSD Charter Oak High School
Weighted Grade Policy
Beginning Fall 2018, all courses designated as Accelerated, Honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate will be designated with (+) on the transcript except for IB Extended Essay. Any grade lower than a C will not be weighted. Weighted GPAs create the possibility for students to obtain a GPA above 4.0.
Each student receives a progress/grade report six times a year. Progress reports are received at the end of approximately six weeks and twelve weeks of each semester. Semester grades are received at the end of each semester and are recorded on the transcripts. In addition to receiving a grade report six times a year, many students receive progress reports or parents may be contacted by telephone any time that the student is in danger of failing. Parents are encouraged to contact the school counselor and teacher if there is a concern over a student’s progress in any course. Parents may also access grades via the Parent Portal. Parent portal is an online site that allows parents/guardians with educational rights real time access to their child’s school information. Student information includes: attendance, grades, unofficial transcripts, class schedule, testing data, student demographics information, emergency contact information and medical information. Only parents/guardians who have registered an email address with the school will have access to this information.
|Valedictorian and Salutatorian Criteria|
The valedictorian will be the student with the highest sum of total academic grade points beginning in the Fall semester of Freshman year through the end of the first semester of Senior year. The valedictorian will be an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma candidate who has completed all IB diploma requirements at the end of IB testing.* The salutatorian will be the student with the second-highest sum of total academic grade points beginning in the Fall semester of Freshman year through the end of the first semester of Senior year. The salutatorian will be an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma candidate who has completed all IB diploma requirements at the end of IB testing.* A maximum of seven classes may be used each semester to calculate the total number of academic grade points. If a student has more than seven allowable courses, the highest seven grades will be used for this calculation. (*In the event of a tie for valedictorian or salutatorian, all students in the tie will be designated co-valedictorians or co-salutatorians.).
Beginning with the Class of 2027, the valedictorian will be the student with the highest sum of total weighted academic grade points beginning in the Fall semester of Freshman year through the end of the first semester of Senior year. A second valedictorian will be the student with the highest sum total non-weighted academic grade point beginning in the Fall semester of Freshman year through the end of the first semester of Senior year.
A maximum of seven COHS classes may be used each semester to calculate the total number of academic grade points. If a student has more than seven allowable, the highest seven grades will be used for this calculation. Repeated courses will only be counted once for this honor. (*In the event of a tie for valedictorian or salutatorian, all students in the tie will be designated co-valedictorians or co-salutatorians. A site team will review any special circumstances if needed.) Courses completed in the summer will be limited to 20 non-weighted credits towards calculating academic points for this distinction. **Any student with academic dishonesty and/or behavioral violations during their Junior or Senior year may be removed from consideration for valedictorian or salutatorian.
|Program Change Policy|
- An incorrect placement or a teacher initiated request for a level change.
- Summer School classes passed.
- Prerequisites not met or failed previous class.
- To change from one elective to another elective.
- To change from one teacher to another in the same subject.
- To change to the same teacher in the same subject for another period.
|Granting PE Credit Policy|
- FOR NO CREDIT: Students who receive a D occasionally desire to repeat a given course to raise their grade. With approval, a student may repeat a course to attempt to earn a higher grade. The new grade will be included in the calculation of the overall grade point average. No additional credit will be given for a course which is repeated.
- FOR CREDIT: The following courses may be repeated for credit: Lab Assistant Art, Lab Assistant Ceramics, Office Training, Teacher Assistant, Stagecraft, Yearbook, English as a Second Language, Lab Assistant Culinary Arts, all music courses (excluding Music Appreciation), Lab Assistant Science, Leadership, and all P.E courses.
NOTE: Students who fail classes may be referred to summer school or alternative classes.
Academic classes are to be taken on our campus.