• WEIGHTED GRADES 

     
    Students are encouraged to take challenging courses that prepare them for college. Students are also encouraged to take elective courses as a means of exploring areas of interest and as a means of creating a balanced schedule. The primary purpose in taking any course is to learn and develop skills.
     
    We recognize that the grades earned in courses does matter when students apply to college and scholarships. Therefore, courses awarding college credit are weighed at a value of 1.25.
    These include:
    1. Advanced Placement (AP) courses
    2. Concurrent enrollment courses (earn college credit while taking them in the high school environment), including CIS (University of MN), College Now (Southwest State University), and Pine Technical & Community College
    3. *Articulated courses (earn college credit that may only be recognized by the college through which it is earned). *Not weighted.
    4. Post-Secondary Education Options (PSEO)  

     

    Courses offered with weighted grades and the weight values can be found below.

    Please see Ranger U for additional information.

  • Weighted Courses

     

    Agriculture (CTE)

    • CIS Animal Science
    • CIS Plant Science
    • Plant Science Concepts
    • Greenhouse Technology
    • Landscape Design & Construction
    • Floral Design*


    Art

    • AP Music Theory

     

    Business Education (CTE)

    • Business Information Systems
    • Business Computer Applications
    • Principles of Marketing
    • College Introduction to Business
    • Human Relations in Business

      

    FACS (CTE)

    • Exploring Education 
    • Psychology of Childhood*

     

    Health Science (CTE)

    • Intro to Health Care 
    • Emergency Medical Responder
    • Emergency Medical Technician

     

    Industrial Tech (CTE)

    • Welding & Machine Tool Tech
    • Engineering/Drafting I
    • Auto Technology*

     

     

    CTE = 

    Career Technical Education

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     Language Arts
    • AP English Language & Composition
    • AP English Literature & Composition 
    • CIS University Writing & Critical Reading 
    • CIS Introduction to Literature
    • CIS Advanced Public Speaking
     
    Math
    • AP Calculus I
    • AP Calculus II
    • AP Statistics
    • AP Computer Science Principles
    • CIS College Algebra through Modeling 
    • CIS Basic & Applied Statistics 


    Science

    • AP Biology
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Physics
    • AP Physics - Mechanics


    Social Studies

    • AP Human Geography
    • AP World History
    • AP US History
    • AP Psychology 
    • CIS US History to 1880
    • CIS US History 1880 to Present
    • CIS Microeconomics
    • CIS Macroeconomics

     

    World Language

    • CIS Chinese III
    • CIS Chinese IV
    • French V
    • Spanish V
  •  Weighted Grade Values
     
     Grade
    Non
    -Weighted
    Grade
    Value 
    Weighted
    Grade
    Value 
     4.0 5.0 
     A-  3.7    4.625
      B+   3.3     4.125 
     3.0   3.75 
     B-  2.7    3.375
      C+  2.3     2.875 
    C  2.0 2.5 
     C-  1.7     2.125 
       D+  1.3     1.625 
     D  1.0    1.25 
       D-  .7      .875