High School: Report Cards

October 13, 2021 Upper School News

Dear Parents,

Please read through this email before viewing your child’s report card and refer to it later as it may answer some of your questions.

Quarter 1 report cards will be sent out early this afternoon.  You will receive an email with a link to your child’s report card, and you may also view the report card online through RenWeb.  If you need to keep a copy of the report card for insurance, driver’s license application, or any other reason, please print the report card and keep it for your records.

A couple of notes about report cards:

  • Credit for high school classes in grades 8-12 are awarded at the end of each semester.
  •  The semester grade for CP and Honors courses is made up of grades from quarter 1 (45%), quarter 2 (45%), and the semester exam (10%).  AP courses are calculated using the following formula:  quarter 1 (40%), quarter 2 (40%), and semester exam (20%).
  • The cumulative GPA reported on report cards will NOT UPDATE after quarter one because no credit was earned during the quarter. The GPA will update after semester one grades have been calculated in December. 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 included in the student’s yearly transcript.

Academic Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities

Report card grades determine eligibility for winter sports and activities from the first quarter.  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.

Academic Probation

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 must have an initial meeting with a guidance counselor, who will establish an accountability plan that must be implemented by the student and their family at home to ensure academic improvement. Students will be required to attend weekly meetings.

Honor Roll

A Quarter 1 Honor Roll will be compiled for the Middle School.   The “A Honor Roll” list will consist of students in Grades 5-8 who have achieved an A (90% or greater) in all of their core courses (English, Math, Science, History, and Bible). The “A/B Honor Roll” list will consist of students in Grades 5-8 who have achieved all A’s and B’s (80% or greater) in their core courses. A Quarter 1 Honor Roll will be compiled for students in Grades 9-12 who have achieved an A (90% or greater) in all their academic subjects.

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.

Thank you,

Tamara Dallery
Registrar & Academic Counselor
(803) 807-4100 Phone
(803) 744-1387 Fax