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Grades & GPA

Important Information for 2020-21

Please note that additional terms have been added to student schedules in Infinite Campus, which now accurately reflect the class and grading term schedule that we are running at Boulder High School for the 20-21 school year. Each term covers the equivalent of one semester of class material (term = semester). Term 1 grades are final grades that will appear on students’ transcripts.

Term 1 will be ending on October 16, and Term 2 begins October 19.  

In Term 2, your student may be continuing with the second half of a yearlong course or be starting a new course for one term. Term 2 ends on December 18, and final grades for that term will appear on student transcripts in January.

In January, students will begin Term 3, which will be the start of a new set of classes for students. The end of Term 3 is March 12; therefore, students will receive final grades after this term. Term 4 begins March 15 and ends May 27, and students will receive their last set of final grades.

To clarify, this means that students will be receiving four sets of final grades this school year, with fewer courses each term. 

Information about grades, including weighted grades and GPA is listed below.  View the BHS Academic Honors Website for the details of receiving different academic awards and honors for high GPA.


Recording Grades

The grade earned for each course must be recorded in the student’s permanent records. A student is permitted to repeat a course to improve a grade. Both grades will appear on the transcript, but only the higher grade will be calculated in the grade point average and credit will be earned only once. The repeated course must be the exact same course, taken at a BVSD school, or a BVSD-approved online course equivalent.

Incomplete Grades

The incomplete must be made up within the first six weeks of the following semester. If the incomplete is not made up within the allotted period of time, the grade will automatically be changed to an F.  Incomplete grades can be assigned at the end of each grading period.

Weighted Grades

The BVSD Board of Education encourages students to challenge themselves academically and to pursue the most rigorous and challenging courses that best promote their academic achievement. It is the intention of the Board to recognize and encourage additional effort and learning required in classes beyond the usual level of difficulty. To accomplish this, the Board has identified certain BVSD courses that are relatively difficult and they have designated these as weighted courses. The weighted grade point scale for these courses is used on transcripts and in determining high school grade point average and eligibility for school sports, academic awards and honors. More information on weighted grades can be found in the BVSD Policy IKC and IKC-R.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The GPA is derived by multiplying the numerical equivalent of each grade by the corresponding units of credit, adding the totals for all courses taken in a semester and dividing by the total number of credits attempted.

The weighted GPA is calculated using one additional quality point per letter grade in a weighted class. Only the GPA is affected; the grade itself is not changed on the report card or on the transcript.

Regular Courses Weighted Courses
A = 4 points A = 5 points
B = 3 points B = 4 points
C = 2 points C = 3 points
D = 1 point   D = 2 points
F = 0 points F = 0 points

Questions about Grades & GPA