High School Honors Course Grades to be Weighted
Weighted Honors Courses at NHS
After a lengthy study by a team at the high school, we are moving to weighted honors courses at NHS next year. We are currently doing our students a disservice by not allowing them to be fully competitive with students from other districts when it comes to college admissions and scholarship opportunities. Students in honors courses will receive a 4.5 for an A, 3.5 for a B, 2.5 for a C, and 1.5 for a D. An F will still be 0 points. Our hope is that the weighted grade will encourage more students to take rigorous courses to prepare them for college, and that the higher GPAs will play a factor when competing for scholarships and admissions. This change will be implemented for all high school students starting with the 2013-14 school year.