High School: 1st Semester Report Cards
Dear High School Parents,
Good morning! Here are a few notes about report cards that will be released later this morning.
- Credit for high school classes in grades 9-12 are awarded at the end of each semester.
- The semester grade for CP and Honors courses is calculated from grades from quarter 1 (45%), quarter 2 (45%), and the semester exam (10%) for their First Semester Average (FSA). If your student was exempt from the semester exam, quarter 1 and quarter 2 would be averaged together for a First Semester Average. AP courses are calculated using the following formula: quarter 1 (40%), quarter 2 (40%), and semester exam (20%).
- Your student’s GPA will update with the end of semester one grades. Please note that this GPA is cumulative for all high school credits earned, not each semester in isolation.
- “I” stands for an incomplete grade. Once your student has completed their work, the report card will be updated with the final quarter 1 grade.
- CIU Dual Credit class grades or online class grades are not included on report cards. Dual credit grades and online class grades will be recorded on your student’s end-of-year transcript.
Academic Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities
Report card grades from the first quarter determine winter sports and activities eligibility. Students must pass (60% average or better) six courses each quarter AND maintain a 2.0 quarter GPA (70 average for students in Grades 6-8) to participate in athletics and/or
co-curricular activities (sports, fine arts, and clubs). Students who have a 2.0 GPA but have a failing grade in individual subjects will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the athletic director and the principal.
Ben Lippen School is a member of the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) and must comply with their academic standards for athletics. Per SCISA rules, students in grades 9-12 must take and pass at least four (4) core courses or five (5) of any
courses each grading period or semester to be eligible. After each grading period, any student who falls below this standard will become automatically ineligible and will not be able to participate in any team activities (practice, travel, and games) for the remainder of the quarter.
Students will be placed on academic probation if they fail two or more courses in one quarter OR if their quarter GPA falls below 2.0 (70 average for students in Grades 6-8). Students on academic probation are required to have an initial meeting with a guidance counselor,
who will establish an accountability plan that must be implemented by the student and his/her family at home to ensure academic improvement.
A Quarter 2 Honor Roll will be compiled for the High School. The “A Honor Roll” list will consist of students in Grades 9-12 who have achieved an A (90% or greater) in all of their core courses (English, Math, Science, History, and Bible).
If you have a question or concern about one of your child’s grades, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the teacher. If I can help in any way, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Registrar & Academic Counselor
(803) 807-4100 Phone
(803) 744-1387 Fax