Grades Up, West Boca!


The semester grading system for both first and second semester.

Vincent Shockley, Reporter

As the end of the quarter gets closer and closer, October 15th, a lot of students are under stress. Although plenty of students are stressed, some Freshman and Sophomores don’t fully understand the grading system.

If you had gotten off to a disappointing start to this school year and have sub-par grades for the first quarter, there’s still plenty of time to secure a good semester grade. In the 2020-2021 school year, there were no midterm or final exams in any classes (aside from AICE, AP, FSA, and EOC exams). As a result, the school had to adjust the grading system for the year. This automatically rounded up certain grades. For example if you got an A first quarter and a B in the second quarter, the semester grade would be an A. 

This year, for each semester, there are the two quarter grades as well as the mid term/final grades. This gives plenty of students a second chance when they are taking their midterms/final exams. 

For example, if you were to get a C in the first quarter, and a B in the second quarter, if you get a B or C on the exam your grade will round up to a B. Even if you were to get an A first quarter and a D second quarter, if you get either an A or B on the exam you have a chase to round up to a B.

The complete sheet is shown on the top of the page.

Even if you are failing a class in the first quarter, there is no need to be discouraged as you can work your way back up to a C with an A in the 2nd quarter and an A-D on the mid-term.