Grading Policy

  • Grading Policy


Each student is expected to put forth their best effort and demonstrate a positive attitude toward all academic matters.

A student’s academic grade is based on the full extent of the work done throughout the semester.

Class work, homework, participation, tests and quizzes, projects, and exam grades are all calculated to arrive at a cumulative grade at the end of the semester. Each department will determine the weight given to each category. The weight of exams is 70% and semester work is 30% in the calculation of overall semester grades.

Grading Scale

Grading Scale
% 100-95 94-90 89-85 84-80 79-75 74-70 69-65 64-60 59-0 Transfer Grades
Grade A+ A B+ B C+ C D+ D F E*
GPA 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 0.0 Not Weighted
* E means the students passed the class in another system, but the grade is not eligible to be included in weighted GPA.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Grade Point Average (GPA) on student transcripts and report cards at RISE refers to weighted GPA. GPA Grade Point Average is calculated by dividing the total number of grade points earned to the total number of credit hours attempted.

Cumulative GPA for High School refers to the average of the four years at high school: Grade 9, 10, 11, 12. Both GPA for each year and Cumulative GPA of four years appear on RISE’s transcripts.

Grades on RISE transcripts refer to the yearly grades being the average of two semesters a year.

Report Card

Report cards are issued two times a year at the end of each semester. For official report cards and transcripts, you may visit the administrative office.


      Homework / Assignments

Homework provides the student the opportunity to apply learning on an individual basis, without immediate teacher supervision, and to develop self-discipline and a sense of responsibility. Homework may be given on daily basis. Homework is part of all students’ regular evaluations. Each student is responsible for completing and turning in homework on time. The teacher’s record is final in cases of conflict regarding homework assignments. Late assignments can be submitted within a week after due date, but they will be assessed out of 70%.


Teachers will give tests and quizzes throughout the semester when deemed appropriate such as at the end of the week or end of chapters.  These assessments may be announced or unannounced.

Major cumulative exams (Final Exams) will be given at the end of each semester.

Make-up Examinations

If an exam is missed because of a serious illness or a similar compelling emergency (excused absence), students should contact office and the instructor, as soon as possible to make arrangements to take a make-up exam. Requests for make-up exams are subject to approval and may require medical or other relevant documentation. A make-up exam may be scheduled at the appropriate time. If the date for the make-up exam falls after the last day of (final) exams students may initially receive an incomplete grade for the course on the transcript.  The transcript will be updated after the instructor has submitted final grade.

For more information

Go to RISE Student-Parents Handbook

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