Gouverneur Central uses a numerical grading system that ranges from 0-100; 65 is the minimum grade required to pass. Semester courses are computed by: Final Average = (MP1 x 2 + MP2 x 2 + FE) ÷ 5. Full year courses are computed by (MP1 + MP2 + MP3 + MP4 + FE) ÷ 5. Each full semester class has 2MP. MP = marking period. FE = final exam.
Computation of Class Rank and Average
Students are ranked numerically. Grades are weighted. All classes are included only once in class rank. Full year courses are weighted 1.0; all semester classes are weighted .50. AP Biology, AP European History, AP English Language, College Distance Learning, and Syracuse University Project Advance Courses courses are weighted 1.1. Class Rank = Final Average of each course x weight factor ÷ number of units earned.
When students transfer in with letter grades and a numerical conversion scale from their previous school, that scale is used to change their letter grade to a numerical equivalent for Gouverneur Central's records. If the sending school provides no conversion scale, the following is used. Schools or programs that need to convert GCS numerical grades to letter equivalent should use this scale.
98(A+), 95(A), 91(A-), 88(B+), 85(B), 82(B-), 79(C+), 76(C), 73(C-), 70(D+), 67(D), 65(D-), 50(F)