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SDUHSD grading practices are outlined in Board Policy & Administrative Regulation 5121 Grades-Evaluation of Student Achievement.
All enrolled students and parents/guardians may view student classes and grades through the Aeries online student information system portal.
Please click here for a Parent Tutorial on Accessing Grades in Aeries English/Spanish. Any questions regarding current grades should be directed to the student's teacher. 
  • Grade Reporting  Following the yearly SDUHSD Grade Reporting Schedule, at the end of each marking period, reports displaying students' grades in each course are shared with parents/guardians.
  • Course Add/Drop Windows  Students may follow school processes to request to add, drop, or withdraw from courses with parent permission during established windows each term per the yearly SDUHSD Add/Drop Guidelines & Schedule.
Grade Point Average (GPA)  The Superintendent or designee shall calculate each student's GPA using the grade point assigned to each letter grade in accordance with the scale described in the AR section "Grades for Academic Performance”. The grade points for all applicable coursework completed shall be totaled and divided by the number of courses completed. Pass, Incomplete and Withdraw marks shall not be included in the determination of a student's GPA. When plus and minus designations are added to letter grades, they shall not be considered in determining GPA. (AR 5121) 
Grades 7-8/Middle School

Grades 7-8/Middle School

All student grades are posted to the Aeries Grades screen during the grade reporting window dates. 
The middle school academic record shows two middle school grade point averages:
  • Total GPA - Includes every course taken in grades 7-8.
  • Academic GPA - Includes all courses taken in 7-8, except PE and courses graded with a Pass/Fail.
Grades earned in middle school are not factored into the high school grade 9-12 transcript or GPA. No high school credit will be granted for courses taken in middle school. Approved course(s) in mathematics and language other than English may be used to fulfill prerequisites or certain college entrance requirements. Please contact the student's school counselor with any questions.
Grades 9-12/High School

Grades 9-12/High School

TranscriptsFor each student in grades 9-12, the district shall maintain a transcript recording the courses taken, the term that each course was taken, credits earned, final grades, and date of graduation. (AR 5125)
Current high school students and parents can access grades and graduation status through the Aeries portal. 
There are three types of GPA on the SDUHSD high school transcript:
  • Total GPA 9-12 - Includes every course taken in grades 9-12.
  • Academic GPA 9-12 - Includes all courses taken in 9-12, except PE and courses graded with a Pass/Fail.
  • Academic GPA 10-12 - Includes all courses taken in 10 -12, except PE and courses graded with a Pass/Fail.
For high school graduation requirements, students earn credit for courses completed with a D grade or higher. To meet college admission requirements, students must earn a C grade or higher in most cases.* For D or F grades, with approval students may repeat the exact same course in order to earn a higher grade. Both grades earned shall be recorded on the student's transcript, but the student shall receive credit on the transcript only once for taking the same course. If a student repeats the exact same course, the highest grade earned shall be used in determining the student's overall GPA.  Pass/Fail and Withdraw marks (Ws) are not factored into the GPA calculation. 
*Please note each college determines its own GPA calculation formula for admission. Families should access college admission websites for specific information provided directly by the college. For example, the California State University (CSU)/University of California (UC) admission GPA is based on final grades in coursework from summer after 9th through summer after 11th grade in all "A-G" approved courses only. Students may earn an extra point for each semester of a course weighted by UC, with a maximum of 8 points between 10th and 11th grades. 
Only the high school registrar can issue transcripts. For information about ordering transcripts, please visit the school Registrar's page.
Exams - College entrance exam, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate exam scores are not posted on the SDUHSD transcript and must be ordered directly from the testing organizations. Scores on outside exams do not factor into GPA. For more information, visit the Assessments page.
The high school profile provides information about the school program, including course offerings, graduation requirements, GPA distribution, and the fact that SDUHSD does not rank students. The profile accompanies any transcript that is released and it is publicly posted on the high school website each year.  
Summer Coursework

Summer Coursework

  • Grade 8: Preapproved summer courses must be begun after the last day of 8th grade is completed in order to be considered part of the grade 9 academic record and are posted as summer term grades on the high school transcript. 
  • Grade 9-12: Preapproved courses completed during the summer are posted as summer term grades on the high school transcript.