Grading Procedures

High School

Grading Procedures

Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is determined by dividing the number of quality points achieved by the number of cumulative GPA credits received. GPA is calculated at the conclusion of each semester using the final grade for each class.  

Grade Points:   

A     4.000             B+     3.333           C+     2.333           D+     1.333           F     0.000
A-    3.667             B       3.000           C       2.000           D        1.000                                          
                               B-      2.667           C-     1.667            D-       0.667

Grading Scale:

A     100-93                B+      89.99-87           C+    79.99-77           D+     69.99-67           F   59.99 and below
A-    92.99-90             B         86.99-83           C      76.99-73                 66.99-63                                   
                                     B-       82.99-80           C-     72.99-70           D-      62.99-60

Subjects/Classes/Grades Included in GPA Calculation– All subjects, classes, and grades are factored into a student’s GPA calculation, with the following exceptions:

  • Classes taken and grades earned at a college/university/technical college are not factored into a student’s GPA(this includes Youth Options and Course Options).

  • High school courses taken during middle school are not factored into a student’s GPA.

  • Grade marks of P, S, U, M, and INC are not factored into a student’s GPA.

  • Grades from study abroad programs and/or earned in another country will be entered as an “S” on the transcript produced by WVL, unless there is evidence that the teacher the student received instruction and grade from had a valid Wisconsin teaching license (in the content area the student received a grade for) for the duration of the time the student was schooling with that teacher.

Weighted Grades- Due to the variety of different weighting scales used by high schools many colleges and universities recalculate weighted grades to a four point scale. Therefore, WVL does not weight grades.

Class Rank- After a great deal of research and debate with a number of high schools, college representatives, WVL staff and administration, Wisconsin Virtual Learning does not supply the rank of its students. Because of our smaller class sizes, we have found supplying rank to colleges/universities presents a significant disadvantage for our students attempting to gain admittance. If students take advantage of our college preparatory curriculum and dedicate themselves to their studies, they will meet and exceed the minimum requirements for admission into many of the well-respected post-secondary institutions across the country. Class rank will be utilized for internal and administrative purposes only.

Honor Roll- Honor Roll is published at the end of each semester. Students with a G.P.A. of 3.50 and above receive High Honors and students with a G.P.A. of 3.00 to 3.499 receive Honors. 

Grade Level Determination- High school students advance through grade levels in sequential order, regardless of the number of credits they’ve acquired (an exception may be a student who formally skips ahead a grade level – this determination is made after careful consideration and discussion between family, the student, staff, and administration). Students who transfer into WVL are placed into their age-appropriate grade level. Students of junior status (11th grade) who plan to graduate a year early, at the end of their junior year, are not considered to be of senior status, and may not have the same eligibility or opportunities associated with being a senior.

Senior Status- Students are considered to have reached “senior” status when 1) they have reached the age-appropriate grade level or 2) they have followed proper protocol to advance a grade level to be considered a senior through administrative approval.

Plagiarism and Cheating– WVL takes academic integrity very seriously. Plagiarism and cheating are about honesty and is a reflection about character. In addition, teachers need to be able to assess each student’s learning. We expect that all work turned in will be the student’s own.

  • Plagiarism is taking sentences directly from another place and claiming it as your own. Students must write in their own words. Do not copy from your lessons, books, internet, other students, etc.

  • Cheating is copying someone else’s answers on a quiz, test, or assignment. We welcome students studying together, but each student needs to make sure all answers are your own. Tests and quizzes should be completed individually.

Students caught plagiarizing or cheating will have the following consequences:

  • First offense: Conference between student and teacher. Parent notified.

  • Second offense: No credit for the assignment. Referred to the principal.

  • Third offense: No credit for assignment. Letter from principal.