Grading Scale / Honors 

GRADING SCALE

 

94-100

A

90-93

A-

87-89

B+

84-86

B

80-83

B-

77-79

C+

74-76

C

70-73

C-

67-69

D+

64-66

D

60-63

D-

<60

F

 

 

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

 
  • A student’s GPA begins in 9th grade and “official” GPAs are computed at the end of the junior year, the end of the first semester of the senior year, and the end of the senior year.  A student may earn credits toward graduation and their GPA beginning with select courses in 8th grade with administrative approval.
  • “Official” GPAs are used for college applications and senior awards for academic distinction.  These include valedictorian, salutatorian, honors society and honor medals as well as scholarship applications.
  • A GPA is calculated as a weighted grade point average. To compute the weighted GPA, multiply the value of each grade (i.e. A=4.0) by the credit value of each course as determined by its academic level. Five day a week classes generally equal one credit per year or 1/2 credit per semester.  Two or three day a week classes typically receive 1/2 credit per year or 1/4 credit per semester.  Next, add up the total values for all courses. Finally, divide this total by the total number of credits. The values of each grade are listed below.
  • Important: If you repeat a course, count only the attempt with the highest grade is counted toward your GPA. Repeating a course and obtaining a higher grade is the most efficient way of raising your GPA.
 
 

Grade

Regular Classes

Honors/AP Classes

A

4.0

5.0

A-

3.7

4.7

B+

3.3

4.3

B

3.0

4.0

B-

2.7

3.7

C+

2.3

3.3

C

2.0

3.0

C-

1.7

2.7

D+

1.3

2.3

D

1.0

2.0

D-

0.7

1.7

F

0.0

1.0 (>50%)
0.0 (<50%)

 

HONOR ROLLS

Honor rolls are compiled at the end of each semester and are determined by the qualifications listed below.  Incompletes on a report card not made up by the time the honor roll list is determined, will automatically disqualify that student from the honor roll for that grading period.

Principal’s Honor Roll         

All “A’s”(semester grade)

“A” Honor Roll

“A” average with no “C’s” or below(semester grade)

“B” Honor Roll

“B” average with no “D’s” or below(semester grade)

 

 

ACADEMIC HONORS

 

Honors Society*

Awarded to students who maintain a GPA of 3.4 and pass the recommendation process.  

This is represented by an honors ribbon worn at graduation.

High Honors

All seniors with a GPA of 3.25 or higher for their four years of high school.  

This is represented by an honors cord worn at graduation.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian**  

Awarded to the seniors who receive the top GPAs in their class.

This is represented by a medal worn at graduation.

*A student must have completed a minimum of  three semesters at CBA to be eligible.

**A student must have attended at least 2 full years at CBA to be eligible.  Only students on the Michigan Merit Curriculum (College Preparatory Program) will be eligible for Valedictorian and Salutatorian.