Letter grades are given to students for their work in all classes at Olympia High Schools. Grades are given in six week intervals during the semester (progress reports) and only semester grades are retained on the official transcript.
All courses are weighted equally and included in class rank. Honors courses are not weighted for GPA by state statute. Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated on the following scale:
A = 4.0
A- = 3.7
B = 3.0
C = 2.0
D = 1.0
F = 0
Other grade symbols:
P = Pass, no effect on GPA
NC = No Credit, no effect on GPA
W = Withdrawal pass, no effect on GPA
WNC = Withdrawal, no credit, no effect on GPA
WF = Withdrawal, F grade
ACADEMIC HONOR CORDS
OHS issued Academic Honor Cords may be worn at the commencement ceremony. There are three levels representing GPA ranges. Gold cords are for students with a GPA of 3.75 - 4.00. Silver cords are for students with a GPA of 3.5 - 3.749. Bronze cords are for students with a GPA of 3.00 - 3.499. GPA is based on the 7th semester transcript. The cords can be purchased in the Career Center starting in June.