Grading

Batavia High School believes that a student’s grade should reflect their acheivement.  Students will receive a letter grade at the conclusion of each course. Students enrolled in honors or Advanced Placement courses will receive an additional GPA point.  All teachers update grades by the 15th and 30th of each month.

Students at Batavia High School are graded on a traditional A, B, C, D, F scale with a four-point GPA scale. GPA is calculated at the conclusion of each semester and class rank is determined at the end of the school year.

While students are graded on their academic achievement, students and parents also receive feedback on classroom behaviors and responsibility.  While these behaviors are not graded, we believe that constructive feedback should be given. This feedback is called our Learner Profile. (Scroll down for more detailed information.)

Finally, more of our courses are moving toward a dual-reporting system of both letter grades and standards-based grading. We feel that this gives students and parents a more detailed account of areas of strength and areas for improvement. The standards-based grades, along with Learner Profile ratings, can be found in PowerSchool on the “Standards” tab of the “Grades and Attendance” page.

Rating Collaborative Learner Responsible Learner
Exceeds (E) In addition to the Meets Learner profile, the student…

  • Makes an effort to include others
  • Demonstrates empathy and compassion
  • Shows leadership in group situations
In addition to the Meets Learner profile, the student…

  • Sets goals
  • Monitors their own progress in classes
  • Self-directs learning
Meets (M)
  • Works with others
  • Promotes Civil Discussions
  • Takes a variety of roles in a collaborative setting
  • Poses questions
  • Contributes with evidence and reasoning
  • Makes attempts to see all sides of an issue
  • Is able to respond appropriately to contradictions and conflict
  • Makes connections from what they are learning to themselves, their world, and other disciplines
  • Communicates effectively with peers and staff
  • Comes on time and prepared to learn
  • Advocates for their own learning
  • Engages in the learning process
  • Maintains a safe school and class environment
Below (B) Able to perform at the meets level with assistance from peers or teacher Able to perform at the meets level with assistance from peers or teacher
Warning (W) Unable to perform at meets level even with assistance Unable to perform at meets level even with assistance