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San Dieguito Union High School District

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2021-22 Information

Grading Information

SDUHSD grading policies and practices are outlined in Board Policy & Administrative Regulation 5121 Grades-Evaluation of Student Achievement. All enrolled students and parents/guardians may view student grades through the Aeries portal online student information system.
Grade Reporting
  • At the end of each grading period, reports displaying students' grades in each subject or course are shared with parents/guardians following the yearly SDUHSD Grade Reporting Schedule

Course Add/Drop Windows
Grade Point Average  - Per the Board Policy, each student's GPA is calculated using the grade point assigned to each letter grade in accordance with the scale described in the 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/Fail grades 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.  
Grades 7-8/Middle School
All student grades are posted to the Grades screen during the grade reporting window dates. 
Parents and students can see grade 7 & 8 classes and grades via the Aeries portal and can request a record of student academics including courses, grades and GPA from the registrar.
The middle school academic record shows two middle school grade point averages:
  • Total GPA - Includes every course taken in grades 7-8.
  • Acad. 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 see your school counselor with any questions.
Grades 9-12/High School
Transcripts - For grade 9-12 students, a transcript of school, courses and term that each course was taken, credits earned, final grades, and date of graduation shall be maintained. Current high school students and parents can also access unofficial transcripts and graduation status through the Aeries portal.  For information about ordering official transcripts, please visit the school Registrar's page.  
There are three types of GPA on the SDUHSD high school transcript:
  • Total GPA 9-12 - Includes every course taken in grades 9-12.
  • Acad. GPA 9-12 - Includes all courses taken in 9-12, except PE and courses graded with a Pass/Fail.
  • Acad. 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, if a student repeats the same course, the higher grade will replace the lower grade in the SDUHSD GPA* calculation although both courses and grades remain on the transcript. Withdraw/W's are not factored into the GPA calculation.
Summer Coursework
Grade 8: Summer courses must be begun after the last day of 8th grade is completed to be part of the grade 9 academic record. 
Grade 9-12: Preapproved courses completed during the summer are posted as summer term grades on the transcript. 
*Please note each college determines its own GPA calculation formula for admission. 
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. Students may earn an extra point for each semester of a UC weighted course, with a maximum of 8 points between 10th and 11th grades. Families should access college admission websites for specific information provided directly by the college.
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.
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 official transcript that is released and is publicly posted on the high school website each year.