Semester Grades

Courses are broken down into parts called semesters.  Semester grades determine whether the course is passed and credit is earned.  Each semester grade is made up of three grades: two quarter grades (each count for 37.5% of final semester grade) and the exam grade (counts for 25% of final grade). To receive a passing grade for the semester, the student must earn a passing grade in:

  1. One quarter grading period and the semester examination, or
  2. Both quarter grading periods.

In other words, 2 out of 3 grades must be a passing. Also remember that the Algebra, Geometry, Biology and US History EOCs also will count for 30 percent towards your final semester grade or pass/fail depending on your cohort’s graduation requirements.

Broward Schools Grading Scale:

Letter Grade Grading Scale
A< 90-100
B+ 87-89
B 80-86
C+ 77-79
C 70-76
D+ 67-69
D 60-66
F 0-59
I INCOMPLETE

 

Calculating Semester Grades:

Step 1: Add up the points for each quarter grade and the exam grade.

Letter Grade Points Semester Exam
A< 12.0 8.0
B+ 9.3 6.2
B 9 6
C+ 6.3 4.2
C 6 4
D+ 3.3 2.2
D 3 2
F 0 0
I 0 0

 

Step 2: Now use the total points earned to determine your grade.

Total Point Value Semester Grade
28.00 or above points A
24.50 through 27.99 B+
20.00 through 24.49 B
16.50 through 19.99 C+
12.00 through 16.49 C
8.50 through 11.99 D+
5.00 through 8.49 D
Below 5.00 points F

 

Sample Semester Grade Calculation:

Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Semester Exam Total Points Semester Grade
A:12 points + B: 9 points + B: 6 points = 27 B+

 

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